2023 Rodeos in Elbert County

May 25, 2023

Rodeo is a legendary sport that has been around the Western region of the United States since the 16th century. Range cowboys made a living driving cattle to markets in the East and had to develop a wide array of skills to accomplish this arduous task. These skills eventually gave way to competitive contests between range cowboys from all over the region, and thus, formal “Rodeos” were born. Now, it’s a professional sport for men and women that underscores the importance of connection between people, animals, and the land. Here are some upcoming rodeos around Elbert County you won’t want to miss. 

Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo

When: 6/1 – 4

Where: Casey Jones Park

The 36th annual Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo is set to kick off the summer at Casey Jones Park. Five events will take place over the course of the long weekend. This rodeo is fun for the whole family and has long been a treasured community-focused tradition. Also known as the “Rodeo in the Pines”, this event has a real Western vibe, complete with BBQ, dances, merchandise, and more. 

Cowboy Up in Kiowa

When: 6/23 – 24

Where: Elbert County Fairgrounds

This short rodeo festival in Elbert County is jam packed with classic events, including the saddle bronc, team roping, and barrel racing. Cowboy Up also offers some unique activities – like mutton busting – that give the little ones a taste of rodeo life. This rodeo prioritizes the welfare of its animals and athletes, and offers plenty of educational information for guests looking to learn more about all aspects of this sport. Enjoy entertainment while learning more about and celebrating the history of the west. 

Elbert County Fair

When: 7/29 – 8/6

Where: Elbert County Fairgrounds

The Elbert County Fairgrounds sees a lot of action throughout the summer. This week-long fair brings more than rodeo to local residents – the Elbert County Fair features 4 H competitions, livestock sales, and mini bull riding for kiddos. Watch sport shooting and archery competitions before heading over to the Snack Shack to fuel up with delicious eats and rub elbows with rodeo cowboys and girls. 

Elbert County offers ample opportunities for children and adults to get involved in rodeo, horseback riding, or agriculture. The Independence community is close to dozens of horseback riding centers, such as Faithfield Equestrian. Additionally, there are so many nearby opportunities that encourage students to get involved with 4 H Clubs, archery clubs, and agricultural programs at Elizabeth High School. Living in theIndependence neighborhood offers people the opportunity to create a different way of life that is linked to our state’s history and natural beauty. Contact us to learn more.