Throughout the next four days the World Championship Hamel Rodeo will be taking center stage as over 500 professional rodeo athletes converge on Minnesota. Cowboy Christmas is in full swing and each and every year the Hamel Rodeo is the place to be if you are a rodeo fan in any shape or form. Each year this iconic rodeo is one of a few stops the top cowboys and cowgirls in the PRCA and WPRA make in Minnesota. The excitement and energy that is felt throughout the rodeo grounds is energetic as fans flock into one of the most unique settings that we see during the year.
Every year this is a must-stop performance as there are five performances over four fantastic days of action. It is an easy stop for these rodeo contestants as the following week many make their way across the border to our north and head to Canada for the Calgary Stampede. This will be the 37th year of the Hamel Rodeo where over the last 36 years the professional rodeo athletes have taken home their share of over $1.8 million dollars! With 500+ contestants this year it will beat last year’s numbers by nearly 200 as 2016 there were 300 cowboys and cowgirls that made their way to Corcoran Lions Park.
If the five performances are not enough to get your heart racing, there are many other things happening across the rodeo grounds and throughout town to celebrate another great year of rodeo action. All performances start at 7:30 PM with an extra Saturday afternoon performance at 1 PM. Along with these there is also a flea market and brunch on Sunday at the Medina Inn along with a parade at 2PM throughout the downtown area of Hamel. This year’s proceeds from the event will benefit many local charities and organizations; the Hamel Lions Club, the Hamel Volunteer Fire Department, the John Pohlker Legion Post, Military Family Support Ministry and the Heinzen-Ditter VFW Post. Come on out and enjoy some great rodeo action while watching many PRCA and WPRA World Champions compete in Minnesota.
If you are around the rodeo grounds be sure to come find us and say hello as we will be there, partnering with Midwest Rodeos, catching all of the action. The Rodeo Round Up and Midwest Rodeos teams will be there each night to bring you nightly recaps, exclusive interviews and daily updates from Minnesota’s biggest rodeo that will feature the likes of Sherry Cervi, Sage Kimzey, Wade Sundell and Tim O’Connell along with many other notable rodeo superstars over the four days of action here in Hamel Minnesota!
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