Pre-Rodeo Events

Tentative Schedule 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Miss Burwell Rodeo Horsemanship at the arena…8:30 AM

Miss Burwell Rodeo and Little Miss Burwell Rodeo Style Show, Dinner & Speeches.  83 Grand Event Center, Doors open at 5:30 PM, Style Show begins at 6 PM.

Introduction of Cowboys at Northside Bar & Grill 9 PM

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Pre-Rodeo Church Service, Congregational Church …10:30 AM

PRCA Steer Roping…4:00 PM, Calcutta at 3:00 PM in South Grandstand…$10 Admission

Beer Garden open to the Public in the Bullpen from 3 PM until end of Steer Roping.

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

PRCA Steer Roping for Permit Holders and Seniors in the Rodeo Arena…8 AM.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Garfield County 4H Horse Show…8:00 AM

Open Class entry day…9:00 AM

County-wide Barrel Racing, 1-12 and 13 & up…6:00 PM with county-wide Team Roping to follow.  (Call Mike to enter 308-750-0567).

Beer Garden Open to the Public in the Bullpen from 6 PM until the end of the Team Roping.

Wednesday

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

4H Fair Entry Day…9:00 AM

4-H Small Animal Show…1:30 PM

4-H Exhibit Hall open 4 PM- 8 PM.

Kids Tractor Pull-Nebraska Pedal Pullers, Registration…5:00 PM, Pull 5:30 PM

Central Nebraska Inflatables on the Midway

Commercial, Ag Exhibits, & Vendors open on the Midway

Beer Garden open to public, Bull Pen and West Side Beer Garden  6:30 PM-end of rodeo performance

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, Rodeo Performance 7:30 p.m.  KIDS NIGHT–11 & under free
*Queen Coronation

Teen Dance at dance pavilion on the rodeo grounds, Music by “Finch on the Run”…10:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Thursday

Thursday, July 25, 2019

GLW District Beef Show  9:00 AM

GLW District Sheep Show  12:00 PM

4-H Exhibit Hall open 10 AM- 8 PM

DAR Antique Quilt Show for public.  Burwell Jr. Sr. High School..2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Commercial, Ag Exhibits & Vendors open on the Midway

Family Entertainment on the Midway, Face Painting & children’s games… 5:30 PM– No Admission-Sponsored by GLW Youth

Central Nebraska Inflatables on the Midway

Beer Garden open to public, Bull Pen & West Side  6:30 PM-1:00 AM

4-H Parade of Champions 6:45 PM

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, Rodeo Performance 7:30 PM

Dance in the “Bull Pen” Beer Garden

Teen Dance at dance pavilion on the rodeo grounds, Music by “Finch on the Run”…10:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Friday

Friday, July 26, 2019

Garfield County 4H Livestock Show…8 AM-2 PM

Rodeo Slack in the rodeo arena…8:00 AM

DAR Antique Quilt Show for public.  Burwell Jr. Sr. High School..2:30 PM to 5:00 PM

4H & FFA Livestock Judging 2:00 PM

4-H Exhibit Hall open 10 AM- 8 PM

Family Entertainment on the Midway-O’Neill Irish Stepdancers in the dance pavilion-5:30 PM

Central Nebraska Inflatables on the Midway

Commercial, Ag Exhibits, & Vendors open on the Midway

Beer Garden open to public, Bull Pen and West Side  6:30 PM-1:00 AM

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, Rodeo Performance 7:30 PM

Dance in Bull Pen Beer Garden-Whiskey Bent

Teen Dance at dance pavilion on the rodeo grounds, Music by “Finch on the Run”…10:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Saturday

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Rodeo Parade-Downtown 10:00 AM

DAR Antique Quilt Show for public.  Burwell Jr. Sr. High School..11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4H Exhibit Hall open to the public 1 PM – 7 PM.

Nebraska’s Little Rodeo…1:00 pm
Burwell Fairgrounds Arena, Each Event $5.00 Entry
Entries are taken at 1:00 p.m. with the rodeo to follow
Each child will need to have an adult sign a waiver and entry  forms
Sheep Riding, ages  0 to  6
Calf Scramble, ages  0 to 9
Calf Riding,  ages 7,8 and 9
Steer Riding, ages 10, 11 and 12
Cash prizes will be awarded
Questions call 308-346-4106

4H Livestock Auction…4 PM

Commercial, Ag Exhibits, Carnival & Vendors open on the Midway

Family Entertainment on the Midway 5:30 PM– Humanities Nebraska.  5:30 PM

Central Nebraska Inflatables on the Midway.

Beer Garden open to public, Bull Pen and West Side,  6:30 PM-1:00 AM

Rodeo Performance 7:30 PM– Aksarben Pioneer Farm Family Awards

Dance in Beer Garden-

Teen Dance at dance pavilion on the rodeo grounds, Music by “Finch on the Run”…10:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Sunday, July 29, 2019

Cowboy Church in the Grand Stands at the fairgrounds….9:00 AM

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Welcome to the Outdoor Rodeo Capital of Nebraska!

In 1921, citizens of Burwell, Nebraska decided to put their community on the map with an annual community celebration. They chose to begin a rodeo, which reflected the western heritage of the town. The first rodeo was held in September of 1921, and since that time nearly every professional rodeo champion who has pulled on a pair of boots has tramped through the historic arena of Burwell.  Almost a century later, visitors from all over the world continue to migrate to the small community of Burwell, Nebraska for a one-of-a-kind experience at Nebraska’s Big Rodeo.

From the classic events of rodeo such as Saddle Broncs, to wild and woolly action of the Wild Horse Race, Nebraska’s Big Rodeo has something for everyone! Family members can visit 4-H animals and exhibits or get a sweet treat on the midway. The Calamus Lake and Fort Hartsuff are nearby, adding to the adventure of Nebraska’s Big Rodeo. Don’t miss all the action–visit Burwell, Nebraska in July!