October 15, 2016

Sign-ups will begin at 9 AM on Monday the 19th and will be open until October 3 or until all of the slots are filled. This year we will be doing the signups online here:

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A signed release form will be required for all participants. Please download and print the form here:
2016 Cowdeo Rules
2016 Cowdeo Release Form

Cowdeo Mission Statement

Providing an opportunity for kids age 5 - 14 to experience friendly rodeo competition in a family atmosphere, while contributing to community non-profit organizations.

Cowdeo originated in 1968 by the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church as a fundraising opportunity. In 2003 the Jefferson County Fair Complex took over the fundraising event and turned it into a fundraising opportunity for not only the Fair Complex but for other organizations/groups.

Kids 5-14 are able to compete in their age division (5, 6-8 PeeWee, 9-11 Junior, 12-14 Senior) for belt buckles in each event. Participants also strive to win the All Around Saddle. Events are Sheep Riding (PeeWee’s), Barrel Racing, Key Hole, Horseless Roping, Calf Riding, Breakaway Roping, Cow Riding (14 yrs), Goat Decorating (PeeWee’s) and the Chicken Rabbit Scramble (5 yrs and under).

We get kids from all over the Northwest who compete and look forward to Cowdeo every year. It is truly an event that if you have never seen you need to check it out! The kids make the show what it is and without help in sponsorship and donations from individuals and businesses we would not have the Cowdeo that it is. The Cowdeo gives kids who are not ranked in the top ten of the PeeWee groups and Junior Rodeo Association the opportunity to win a belt buckle and/or All Around Saddle.

Jefferson County Fair, Madras, Oregon

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