Tillamook Rodeo

The Tillamook Rodeo is an annual event hosted by the county and is held on the fourth weekend of June. The venue is the Tillamook County Fairgrounds and features a Dairy Parade, Western Barbeque, Dance, Buckaroo Breakfast, and a lot more. Rodeo fans flock to Tillamook to witnesses the festivities that ensue during the weekend. The first ever Tillamook Rodeo was held in June 1987 with the sole objective of drawing visitors to the county. The Tillamook County Rodeo Association was then created as a non-profit organization with the goal of helping the youth in the county.

Among their projects are grants and scholarships for the high schools in the county. Patrons of the rodeo should be proud of their role in this wonderful endeavor. Already on it’s 24th year, the 2010 Tillamook Rodeo will be held on the 26th and 27th of June. Expect rodeo action to start at 6pm on June 26th and at 1pm on June 27th. At 10.30am on June 26th, the June Dairy Parade will kick-off the festivities. If you want to a good view of the parade, come to Downtown Tillamook early.

A rodeo would not be complete without the main rodeo stuffs that feature bulls, cows, and horses. Some of the featured events of the Tillamook Rodeo are bareback riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, team roping, wild cow milking, saddle bronco riding, barrel racing, calf roping, breakaway roping, Western BBQ, Western dance, and a ranch breakfast, which is all you can eat for only $7. Each year during the Tillamook Rodeo, a pageant is held to look for the next Rodeo Queen. This is open for female residents of Tillamook County or near-by counties and contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 27. Contestants are required to give a speech about rodeo and must show horsemanship skills. The winner will be the Rodeo Queen and will be the main feature of next year’s parade.

Tillamook Rodeo is dubbed as the biggest little show on the coast and the title it well fitting. The rodeo is two days filled with events. There’s fun for everyone. Even the kids can enjoy the Tillamook Rodeo with stick pony faces, face painting, and autographs from the Rodeo Queens. Suitable for kids ages twelve and below.

If you’re a rodeo fan or within the Three Capes Scenic Loop in the last weekend of June, be sure to drop by the Tillamook Rodeo. This is one event that you must not miss.

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