2021 PRCA Rodeo 

Rodeo is August 12th and 13th starting at 7pm both nights. For more information about the PRCA rodeo, visit their website at www.barnesprcarodeo.com

Kelly Kenney Announcer: www.KellyKenney.com 

For over 20 years the Lyon County Fair has been proud to host the PRCA Rodeo. In these 20+ year the Lyon County Fair has become a popular stop for over 200 contestants a year to compete as they work to win a spot in the circuit or national finals. Our rodeo features Bareback and saddle broncs, tie down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, Barrel racing and bull riding. The kids aren’t left out as we do the boot scramble both nights. Working with the Barnes Pro Rodeo for the last 20+ years we have forged a strong bond and developed into a top rate rodeo that the fans have come to expect and enjoy. This rodeo has twice been recognized by the WPRA as the most improved arena of the year.r5 600

This year will be no different as we have a top quality clown and specialty act which are sure to entertain!

The announcer this year is none other than Kelly Kenney, who is always a joy to have in our arena. 

Every year there are many contestants at the national finals that have been contestants in our arena. Two of the top ranked bareback riders have been here Tim O Connell the current world Champion and Tanner Aus from nearby Granite Falls who is currently ranked in the top three.

An Added Feature of our Rodeo is our Tough Enough TO Wear Pink Night which is always held on Friday night. We hold a live auction during the rodeo to raise money for our local TETWP partner to date we have raised nearly $30,000.

This is a definite must see event as we get you up close and personal with the action.

Every Day is an Adventure

This year's rodeo features "Smiley" Todd Petti, Rodeo Clown and Bullfighter.  Here is what Todd had to say about this rodeo career.  

My rodeo career began in the sixth grade as a bareback bronc and jr. bull rider. My ridingMy rodeo career began in the sixth grade as a bareback bronc and jr. bull rider. My ridingcareer wrapped up after several years of youth rodeo, high school rodeo, and amateur rodeo. I developed a sincere respect for bullfighters, or as I call them cowboy protectors. I was veryfortunate to continue my rodeo career as a bullfighter for 13 years, 6 of those years spent in thePRCA. I have been extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to protect cowboys atseveral finals rodeos including being the Great Lakes Circuit Finals Bullfighter of the Year in 2008. During my bullfighting career I realized I loved making the crowd laugh, and entertainingcontestants as well, I decided to transition into a barrelman position.

I have always enjoyed making people laugh and being the “clown”, I love being able to reachout to the crowd, make them laugh, get to know them, and of course get silly with the kids. Mygoal is to include the entire audience in the rodeo experience, I want to make sure each childgets a high five, the veterans get a hand shake, and everyone else gets a big “ol smile”.

I truly love to represent the sport of rodeo, and I am humbled and blessed to be able to travelthe country sharing my love for the “Toughest Sport on Dirt”!

B.O.A. Finals Bullfighter 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

N.F.P.B Finals Bullfighter 9 times

Great Lakes Circuit Finals Bullfighter 2008

Snowbull Champion Bullfighter 2002

Tuff N Nuff Rodeo Clown Showdown 2010

I.R.A. Finals Contract Act 2010,2011, 2012

U.R.A Finals Contract Act 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018

M.R.C.A Finals Contract Act 2015. 2017, 2018

“More Smiles Per Gallon”! See y’all down the road.

Rodeo Ticket Prices

Thursday, August 12 & Friday, August 13, 7:00pm

Advance Admission:

Adults: $13.00

Ages 6-12: $7.00

5 & Under: FREE

**For advance tickets stop by Hy-Vee or KMHL Radio


Adults: $15.00

Ages 6-12: $9.00

5 & Under: FREE

Boot Scramble

The Boot Scramble will be as follows:

Thursday Night, August 12th

There will be 2 age groups:

  • 6 years and under
  • 7 years to 12 years

Friday Night, August 13th

There will be two age groups:

  • 6 years and under
  • 7 to 12 years

The Boot Scramble gives everyone under 12 a chance to participate. Prizes will be announced later.

For more information:

Phone: 507-829-6714

Email: davegifford92@hotmail.com

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