About Hawley Rodeo:
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.
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…