The 64th celebration will feature Barnes PRCA Rodeo's award winning animal  athletes - bulls, bucking horses and saddle horses.


Welcome to the 64th Hawley Rodeo

The small town of Hawley, Minnesota rolls out the western hospitality June 7-8, 2024. 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.

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2024 Visiting Rodeo Queens

The American Heroes PRCA Rodeo is happy to welcome visiting rodeo queens. These titleholders will help with duties including grand entry, carrying flags, greeting the public prior to the rodeo performance, signing autographs, attending community events and participating in the parade on Saturday June 8th in downtown Hawley, Minnesota.  To learn more about these rodeo…


2024 Rodeo Clown is Jesse Larson

Hawley, Minnesota is welcoming Jesse Larson to the 64th Since 2006, Jesse Larson has been entertaining Rodeo crowds. His simple “Funny Man” routines have matured into a sophisticated and finely honed entertainment extravaganza for crowds from Lake Michigan, to Glacier National Park, down to Cody, WY, and back again. He has worked almost all of…

Trick Riding WNFR Round 2

2024 Flying Arena Stars

Specialty Act featured at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will perform in Hawley, Minn. during the ProRodeo June 7-8, 2024. The Trick Riding sisters are coming to the American Heroes PRCA Rodeo this summer in Hawley, Minn. Full article Find them online at Rodeo | Flying Arena Stars | United States (  

Kory Keeth

2024 Announcer – Kory Keeth

Welcome back to our rodeo announcer Kory Keeth in 20024. Kory is excited to be making a trip back to Hawley, Minnesota for the 64th American Heroes PRCA Rodeo.  Kory is in his 11th of announcing rodeos and brings a lot of enthusiasm to the microphone. At 30 years old he has announced in over 25…

Austin Ashburn bullfighter

2024 Bullfighter Austin Ashburn

By: Gretchen Kirchmann Hailing from Belview, Minnesota is bullfighter Austin Ashburn is back for his third year. In 2022 it was his first-year bullfighting at the American Heroes PRCA Rodeo in Hawley, Minnesota. “I didn’t grow up in the rodeo world, had nothing to do with it except for when I went to the Western…

Austin Tilton PRCA Bullfighter

2024 Bullfighter – Austin Tilton

Welcome back for the third straight year! Austin Tilton, PRCA & PBR Bullfighter, calls Mt. Vernon, South Dakota his home.  Austin has been fighting bulls for five years.  In this short time frame he has been a qualifier for the 2018 American Bullfighting Freestyle World Finals, fought the finals for the Montana Bucking Bulls Tour…

Wyatt Bloom on Hawley Falls at the 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals in Kississmee, Florida. Photo by Ric Andersen and PRCA

Bucking horse named after Hawley, Minn. travels the country

by: Gretchen Kirchmann/Kirchmann Media Group While the winter winds howl during February in Hawley, Minn. and residents shovel snow; the bucking horse named Hawley Falls is enjoying southern temperatures.  The past five years Hawley Falls has competed near Atlanta, Georgia. Barnes PRCA Rodeo named a gelding Hawley Falls after Hawley, Minn.  Marty Barnes the stock…

Westin Barnes Family

Barnes PRCA Rodeo, third and fourth generation

Westin and his wife Katelyn will again travel with their young children Elsie and Martin to Hawley Minnesota to produce the rodeo in 2018. Three-year-old Elsie and her younger brother Martin are now the fourth generation of the Barnes PRCA Rodeo family business. Elsie is a mini-me of her mother Katelyn helping out with washing…