Freedom's pride and joy is its annual rodeo held the third week-end of August each year. Billed as "The Biggest Open Rodeo in the West", it has been drawing fans and contestants from all across the nation for over sixty years. It is a volunteer effort on behalf of the Freedom Chamber of Commerce and the entire community. The people of Freedom make every effort to extend a friendly and neighborly welcome to all who attend this three day gala celebration. It includes every major event in the sport of rodeo ranging from Girl's Barrel Racing to the Wild Bull Riding and combines professional action with hometown color and style. Dances are held Friday and Saturday nights following the rodeo, and feature some of the best country musicians around to insure a foot stompin' good time. Saturday of rodeo week-end features a free chuck wagon style dinner as a gala celebration providing a great opportunity for young and old to reunite in celebration of our rich heritage. The celebration continues with a fine western art show as well as the "Great Freedom Bank-Robbery and Shoot-Out". The Old West setting of Freedom's Main Street provides the perfect backdrop to all of the rodeo activities.