2020 Events Schedule

The Cherokee Chamber Rodeo Committee has announced they will cancel the 2020 Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, scheduled for May 28-30. The rodeo parade, originally scheduled for May 30, will also be canceled this year.

The Rodeo has had a 53-year tradition in Cherokee, and is the official kick-off to summer event for many people in Northwest Iowa. Making this decision was not easy, but the committee feels it is the responsible one to make, in light of the impact COVID-19 has had on our country.

The safety of our community and contestants is of utmost importance to us. While we are disappointed we will not be able to bring you a rodeo this year, we are forever appreciative of the support the Cherokee Community provides.

We appreciate the long-standing partnership our committee has with the Barnes PRCA Rodeo and their understanding of our decision.

The rodeo committee is looking forward to holding 54th Annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, June 3-5, 2021.


Thursday, May 28 – Family Night at the Rodeo

All Children 12 and under are FREE with a paid adult!

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Children’s Miracle Network Cookout at the Fareway Parking Lot

5:00 PM Gates Open – Western Vendors, FREE Kids activities, FREE Pony Rides, FREE Petting Zoo, Concessions, Beer Garden

6:30 PM – Kid’s Rodeo – Mutton Bustin’ and Boot Race


7:30 PM – Rodeo Performance


Friday, May 29

9:30 AM – Chamber Coffee at the Cherokee Fairgrounds

6:00 PM – Gates Open– Western Vendors, Kid’s activities, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Concessions, Beer Garden

7:30 PM – Rodeo Performance

9:00 PM – Midnight – Justin Elliott Band performs at the Little Sioux Event Center, 201 Linden Street.   Doors open at 7:30 PM.  Sierra Griggs performs from 8-9. Admission is $5 per person.  Anyone who attended the Friday night Rodeo performance can get in free with their rodeo ticket.


Saturday, May 30 – Full Day of Rodeo Fun!

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Western BBQ at the Depot –

4:00 PM Rodeo Parade – Begins at Washington High School and travels down Hwy 59, ending at the Cherokee Co. Fairgrounds


6:00 PM Gates Open – Western Vendors, Kids activities, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Concessions, Beer Garden

7:30 PM Rodeo Performance