- The Home of Champions Rodeo brings the best cowboys and girls to Red Lodge to compete in wild events
- Typically occurs during the 4th of July
- Each day there’s a parade downtown and the rodeo follows at the Fair Grounds west of town
- Gen. admission is $15-$22 per person
- Vendors offer food, drinks, souvenirs and tack
Overview: Every Independence Day, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association brings some of the roughest and toughest cowgirls and boys to compete in the Home of Champions Rodeo of Red Lodge, MT. For three days, the Red Lodge Fair Grounds host competitors, vendors, and visitors from all over, in one of the most famous Montana rodeos.
When: Occurs for three days every year around the 4th of July. There is a parade each day prior to the rodeo.
Where: The parade takes place on Broadway Avenue in downtown Red Lodge. The rodeo occurs at the fairgrounds, 1 mile west of Red Lodge.
Fee: General admission to the rodeo is $15-$22 per person.
Details: The riders and ropers that compete in the Home of Champions Rodeo are some of the best in the world—and are sure to give fans a wild show. Some of the events include bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and wild bronc riding. Also during the rodeo, vendors sell souvenirs, tack, food and drinks (including alcohol).
The Home of Champions Rodeo dates back to the late 1800s when local cowboys would gather to ride exhibition broncs. In 1929 the Home of Champions Rodeo born, after the group of cowboys build an arena and began charging spectators a fee for admission. However, the Rodeo didn’t receive this name until 1954 when Bill Linderman, a local cowboy, won the World All-Around Champion Title.
Find more information on the Home of Champions Rodeo website.