The 61st Celebration is June 11-12, 2021

Dating back to 1960 the Hawley Rodeo is an annual event. The small town of Hawley, Minnesota rolls out the western hospitality annually and celebrates the community and ProRodeo contestants. Located off Hwy 10 and a short drive from I94 and the Fargo area. The hillside rodeo arena is picturesque, nestled among the northern pines and along the Buffalo River. Local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and FFA members will welcome you to the rodeo and make sure you have plenty of food options.

About Barnes PRCA Rodeo:

The excitement and energy of our Barnes PRCA Rodeo during the annual community celebration is great family entertainment.  Rodeo fans experience America's original sport at its best.  Rodeo is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the country. The popularity of the sport has as strong sense of tradition and value.  Patriotism is at the core of Barnes PRCA Rodeo productions. The Iowa-based stock contracting company is known for paying respect to the United States Armed Forces during their rodeo performances.  American flags flown over the bucking chutes and during the grand entry are signature elements at Barnes PRCA Rodeos across the country.


2019 Bullfighter – Tristan Seargeant

Tristan Seargeant Age:21 Hometown: Mineral Wells, TX Achievements: 2017 Doxa Extreme Bullfighting world champion, Shorty Gorhams AFB Arlington champion Former All-state linebacker.  Played middle linebacker in Mineral Wells, Texas and went to southwestern Oklahoma State University to play prior to finding the sport of prorodeo and bullfighting.   Additionally, he works on a horse boarding ranch…

Rodeo Clown, Scot Allerdings, featured at 60th Hawley Rodeo

Scot Allerdings from Wyoming really is a class clown, teaching high school PE during the school year.  During his performances, Scot provides several means of high quality family entertainment. From his family friendly comedy to new exciting acts, Scot will keep the crowd entertained throughout the event.  Scot loves to work with the youth and…

Trick Riding is coming back to the Hawley Rodeo, June 7-8, 2019

Dusta Lee Kimzey thrills audiences with gymnastics on horseback by Gretchen Kirchmann, Kirchmann Media Group Omaha, Neb. (April 20, 2019) –  This rodeo season Barnes PRCA Rodeo  continues to hire the very best specialty acts for the 60th American Heroes PRCA Rodeo in Hawley, Minn.  Those acts feature Tricked Out Trick Riding by Dusta Lee…

Meet 2018 Bullfighter – Jacob Welker

Chasing dreams and making them come true has been Jacob Welker’s passion for bullfighting and life. Welker, a native of Pretty Prairie, Kansas now in his early twenties is a PRCA card holder.   His career highlights include working the Cody Nite Rodeo in Cody, Wyoming, both the Kansas Junior High and High School State Finals.…

2019 Bullfighter – Michael “Mighty Mike” Early

Michael “Mighty Mike” Early is a 6′ 4″ bullfighter. The 21-year-old hails from Auxvasse, Missouri.  For the past nine years he has been fighting bulls and protecting cowboys. Currently is working on his PRCA permit. Education – Missouri Welding Institute graduate, June 2017; Attended NE Oklahoma A&M Junior College on a bullfighting scholarship for 18…

25th Anniversary Hawley Rodeo, 1985

Past Hawley Rodeo Chairman

2nd Annual Hawley Rodeo, 1961

Kirby Brothers win top Honors

How Hawley Got Rodeo Contract, 1960

from Hawley Herald newspaper article, 1960 Why was Hawley, a village with a 1960 population of 1,264 persons, selected as the site of the RCA rodeo for northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota? This question has been asked by many inquisitive individuals during the past few months. There are two reasons: first, that Hawley is…