The Rodeo is scheduled for Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 at 7:00 pm.
As a proud host of the PRCA Rodeo for the past 25 years, 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 Riding, 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 25 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.
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.
You don’t want to miss this year’s Rodeo and a chance to be close to all the non-stop action!
Rodeo Ticket Prices
Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grandstand.
Under 5: Free
Under 5: Free
Advance tickets are now available for purchase at Hy-Vee.
We’re proud to have put together another fantastic, high-energy event for rodeo fans. You don’t want to miss this!
Stock Contractor: Barnes PRCA Rodeo
Announcer: Kelly Kenney
Announcer Stand: Sponsored by NextEra Energy
Sound Director: Jesse Knudsen
Clown: Allan Dessel
Specialty Act: John Payne aka The One Arm Bandit
Singing National Anthem (Thursday): IV Play
Singing National Anthem (Friday): Ashley Barron
Kenney comes from humble beginnings in southwest Missouri and credits his parents for helping him to realize his dreams of becoming a cowboy. He announces PRCA Rodeos full-time, and we are excited to have him back at the Lyon County Fair.
Dessel grew up six miles away from the Barnes PRCA Rodeo Ranch and began bull-fighting at age 15. Today he is a triple threat as a PRCA Clown/Barrelman/Speciality Act. We’re excited to bring this bull-fighting, rodeo clown and his unique act to the Lyon County Fair.
John Payne aka The One Arm Bandit
John S. Payne and his wife, Judy, formed what is now the most sought after gang in the rodeo world, The One Arm Bandit Gang. Recipients of the PRCA “Specialty Act of the Year” an unprecedented 12 times, we are excited to bring John to the Lyon County Fair.
Miss Rodeo Minnesota Pageant
We’re thrilled to announce that the 2024 Miss Rodeo Minnesota Pageant will be held in conjunction with the PRCA Rodeo on August 10-11. Good luck to all the applicants!
Rodeo Donation Form
Without sponsors, this rodeo would not be possible. Click here to learn how to support the 2023 PRCA Rodeo.
Special thanks to our sponsors. Let them know you appreciate their support!
Titanium and Platinum Sponsors
Gold and Silver Sponsors
A & C Excavating
Artic Glacier, Inc
Balaton Dental Clinic
Borch’s Sporting Goods
Buffalo Ridge Concrete
Cal Jeremiason Agency
C & B of Slayton
C & B of Tracy
Cottonwood Co-op Oil
Evans Family Pet Care
Farmer’s Elevator – Hanley Falls
Farmer’s Elevator – Milroy
Hamilton Funeral Home
Harrison Truck Centers
Kruse Buick GMC
Kruse Ford Lincoln
Laura’s Crafty Creations
Marshall Spas and Pools
Meulebroeck & Taubert
Monte’s Electric Inc
North Star Insurance
Patzer’s Hardware Hank
Preferred Health Chiropractic
Pomp’s Tire Service
R & G Construction
Rauch Tree Service
Regnier Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration
Second Chance Ranch
State Bank of Taunton
Sterling Equipment & Repair, Inc.
Strand Home Service
The Shine Center
Thooft Enterprises, LLC
Tracy’s Eagles Club
VFW Post 742
Wayne’s Transports Inc
Western Print Group
Boot Scramble – August 10-11
Calling all kids to put on their boots and join us at the PRCA Rodeo for fun and prizes!
There will be two age groups competing each night:
- 6 Years and Under
- 7 Years to 12 Years
Please come to the arena when Boot Scramble is announced. No advance registration is required. Prizes will be awarded up to 3rd place.
Sponsored by Cowboy • Keller Williams • Wilkison Consulting