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The Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo


category : Festivals
Held in Gordon each year on the third week of August, the Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo is the third largest rodeo in Nebraska and highly ranked throughout the western United States.


The Rodeo features bareback riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, bull ridding, steer wrestling, plus the "protector of the cowboy" -- the rodeo clown -- and is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys' Association (PRCA).


Hours: Third week of August

Come visit us in Gordon, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Gordon Golf and Country Club

You will be challenged by a tough nine-hole grass greens course, "the best in the west," located on the west edge of town.

Several tournaments are sponsored during the season. Youth activities are important at the club and visitors are always welcome.

Gordon, NE Recreation

Tri State Old Time Cowboys Memorial Museum

The 40 foot by 80 foot log building was constructed in 1969 as a testimonial to the rugged western life of the old time cowboys who worked as ranch hands and performed at the Sheridan County Rodeo. Exhibits include an early chuck wagon with over 250

Gordon, NE Museums

Willow Tree Festival

Held each year on the second weekend in September, this is a two day, outdoor event in the city park. The festival features a large variety of live professional entertainment on two stages and amateur entertainment on a third stage. Food and craft booths, childrens'

Gordon, NE Festivals

Old Jules Sandoz Country Tour

This is a do-it-yourself tour around the area in which Jules Sandoz lived and references that are made in some of Mari Sandoz'

Gordon, NE Tours

Walgren Lake State Recreation Area

Walgren Lake is nestled into the prairie, surrounded by trees and picnic areas. It is known for quiet, primitive camping, good fishing and the legend of the "Walgren Lake Monster." A wheelchair accessible fishing pier introduces 100

Gordon, NE Recreation

Things to do Festivals near Gordon, NE

The Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo

Held in Gordon each year on the third week of August, the Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo is the third largest rodeo in Nebras...