It is with heavy hearts that we announce that the 67th Annual Heart of the North Spooner Rodeo is being postponed until July 8-10, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was not taken lightly as it has a huge impact on our community, businesses, rodeo personnel, contestants, fans, and many others. To ensure the safety of all and make sure the rodeo remains viable in future years, the committee voted on Monday, May 18th to postpone until next year.
Trust us, if you’re feeling disappointed about this, you can bet that every single member of the Spooner Heart of the North Rodeo team is equally or more disappointed. Details on when tickets will go on sale for 2021 will be announced on this page as soon as we are ready to roll. As always, we are committed to putting on one of the best rodeos around and we will be bringing it full force in 2021! In the meantime, be on the lookout for some fun things happening from this page. Stay tuned!
For those of you who have already purchased tickets, your 2020 purchase will be honored for 2021 and we will automatically send you or place your tickets at will call per your 2020 order prior to tickets going on sale. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at SpoonerRodeo@gmail.com or leave a message at the ticket office, 800-367-3306.
JOIN OUR CELEBRATION OF 67 YEARS OF TRADITION, FUN, THRILLS AND EXCITEMENT!
We welcome you to this year’s edition of the legendary Spooner Rodeo. This coming year is our 67th year! Spooner Rodeo fans deserve the best, and as always, they will see professional rodeo’s top competitors here at Spooner, continuing that grand tradition. Determined pro rodeo contestants from around the country will be at Spooner to vie for the points and prize money they all seek. How well they compete here at Spooner may ultimately affect their ability to qualify for circuit finals, other rodeo competitions, and at year’s end the National Finals itself held annually in Las Vegas each December.
Cowboys and women barrel racers from around the Midwest and beyond eagerly travel to Spooner Rodeo each year. They know that Spooner Rodeo is a good place to compete. Here they will find the promise of fun and excitement all around, stiff but fair competition, great crowds of enthusiastic fans, camaraderie, and a fine purse to contest for.
For the fans there are the thrills, the spills, the overall excitement – to watch, to take part in, to enjoy – great fun, great food, and great memories to take home from each performance of Spooner Rodeo. Extras include shopping at the vendors’ booths all three days, special happenings at each show, prizes to win, great music after each rodeo performance, and old friends to visit and party with. And on Rodeo Saturday afternoon uptown, the huge Spooner Rodeo Parade with more than 100 units, bands, floats, horses galore, fire trucks, politicians, prizes, kids and more.
Join our Celebration of Tradition, Fun, Thrills and Excitement! Welcome to Spooner Rodeo!
2020 RODEO - ADVANCE TICKET SALES START OCTOBER 1, 2019
On Oct 1, walk-ins served first at 8:30am, call-ins at 9am and on-line purchases open at 11 a.m.
FUTURE RODEO PERFORMANCE DATES:
July 9-11, 2020 | July 8-10, 2021 | July 7-9, 2022 | July 6-8, 2023 | July 11-13, 2024 | July 10-12, 2025
Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company
Barnes Rodeo and Spooner Rodeo have partnered to bring you the best in professional rodeo now for 66 years at Spooner’s Heart of the North Rodeo – that is since it began in 1954. Bob Barnes was one of Professional Rodeo’s most highly regarded and most enduring legends.
Each year Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company participates in rodeos across the United States. In 2017 that schedule included performances in the states of Kentucky, Georgia, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, on the professional level. Encouraging rodeo’s future, they also do high school rodeos in Minnesota and Iowa, including the one at the Minnesota State Fair. Wrapping up the season, Barnes’ stock takes part in the Great Lakes Circuit Finals in Louisville, KY; and in Las Vegas, NV, both the Benny Binion World Famous Bucking Horse and Bull Sale and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company is the longest running rodeo company in the United States. Bob Barnes was named Stock Contractor of the Year in 1984. He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1994. Every year Barnes stock performs at the highest level at professional rodeos across the country.
Barnes Rodeo has thrived and is going where PRCA rodeo has never been before because they have been successful in four important ways:
- Ability to set up an arena and chutes anywhere.
- High quality livestock at every National Finals Rodeo.
- Staying true to our American heritage – Patriotic.
- When all are put together, the rodeo fans leave satisfied and craving more.