All roads lead to Burwell on July 28-31, 2021 as Nebraska’s Big Rodeo prepares to celebrate it’s 100th anniversary!  Rodeo performances start at 7:00 p.m.


100th Anniversary Raffle Pick-up

Raffle tickets available at Trotter Feeds or any director of the NBR committee.




Moore’s Greater Shows have been in the business of providing carnival entertainment for 75 years and promise to provide a safe and fun experience at Nebraska’s Big Rodeo in 2021 to help make the 100th year celebration even more fun!!

Carnival passes are on sale now for $25.  They can be redeemed for an armband for one day.  Pick them up at the Rodeo Ticket Office, Trotter Feed, Dry Creek Western Wear, The Pizza Palace or the Chamber Office.


 Tomas Garcilazo

Tomas, a native of Mexico City, was introduced at an early age to his family heritage and tradition of “La Charreria” which is a skill performed through the generations only by the Mexican Charro. Charros take extreme pride in their highly developed horsemanship and roping abilities. Tomas, third generation Charro, has devoted his life to sharing Mexico’s National Sport La Charreria with the world.

A lifetime of preparation, performances and competition continue to require total self-discipline, patience and commitment by Tomas to training and mastering the artistry of La Charreria. Incorporating a display of refined horsemanship while demonstrating maguey rope artistry in his performances bring audiences to their feet applauding in appreciation of his skills. Tomas devotes countless hours to his horses who with their athletic ability and intelligence willingly execute maneuvers when asked by their friend. It is a rare and honorable experience to witness these partnership performances.

Tomas has performed throughout Europe, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. He has appeared on Broadway in New York City and toured the U.S. with the Will Rogers Follies, an acclaimed 6 time Tony Award winning show. He was a featured performer for two years at Disney’s Wild West Show in Paris, France plus the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show touring Holland and Germany. Tomas has performed numerous times for Mexico’s Presidents along with guest performances at the U.S. White House and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Tomas resides in southern California and continues to share his legacy with audiences at rodeos, stock shows, horse shows and equine events internationally.

His awards are many including the PRCA 2018, 2013, 2012 and 2007 Specialty Act of the Year award at the Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo.


The Many Moccasins  Dance Troupe

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo is delighted to have The Many Moccasins Dance Troupe perform on Friday and Saturday on the Midway at 5:00 pm.  They are an International and Professional Native American Dance Ensemble exposing both Traditional and Contemporary Song and Dance.   They have been in existence since 2001, travelled throughout the country and abroad.  They have visited Germany, Lithuania, South Korea, Russia, and recently Saudi Arabia.  They promote their heritage in the best way they know how, by being themselves.  They come from many different tribes, that is why they call themselves Many Moccasins, because each tribe has its own unique way of making moccasins.  They hope to dispel any stereotypes that people have about Native Americans.

The Many Moccasins Dance Troupe performs many Native American dance styles through elaborate and visual settings.  The dancers showcase their beautiful regalia, precise footsteps and wonderful culture.  It’s an educational experience with visual impact.  Audiences of all ages will enjoy this experience as the dancers share and interpret Native American Dancing.

Their native people wear regalia, outfits, or traditional clothing.  They do not wear costumes.  Costumes refer to when you dress to make believe something you are not.  They are Native American and their traditional regalia is part of who they are.  Their outfits are not costumes.

We encourage you to come out and see The Many Moccasins Dance Troupe perform as part of the celebration of Nebraska’s Big Rodeo 100th Year.  The performance is free at 5pm, July 30 & 31 on the Midway.


100 years of NBR history can be yours today.  The Burwell Chamber of Commerce has put together a 100+ minute video documentary of NBR.  Footage from 1938, 1986, 2019 and more.  Order your copy today in digital download or DVD,  all for a $17.00 donation or more.

Order your copy today www.burwellchamber.com




JULY 31, 2021

1:00 PM


EVENTS:                             AGES:

SHEEP RIDING                  0-6

CALF SCRAMBLE              0-9

CALF RIDING                     7-9

STEER RIDING                  10-12


Entries will be taken from 12:30 to 1:00 day of the event.