Cattlemen Days Rodeo

An Ashland Tradition Since 1973

About Us

Come see the greatest sport on dirt at the 2018 Cattlemen Days Rodeo on August 24 & 25! For 42 years, the Cedar Valley Riders and the Ashland Optimist have been bringing PRCA rodeo to Ashland, Missouri. With rodeo performances beginning at 8:00 pm on both nights, there is something for everyone! 

See cowboys and cowgirls compete in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding with the finest stock Championship Pro Rodeo has to offer, enjoy entertainment from Scot Allerdings and wild stunts from Tricked Out Trickriding! Concessions will be available both nights. For those 21+, the beer tent will be serving up ice cold beer. 

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Ticket Information

Looking for tickets? Tickets are $13 at the gate, children (ages 6-11) are $5, children 5 and under are free. Advance tickets can be purchased for $11 at the following locations: 

  • Central Bank of Boone County, 405 E. Broadway, Ashland 
  • Connections Bank, 301 East Broadway, Ashland 
  • The Callaway Bank, 101 West Broadway, Ashland 
  • River Region Credit Union, 400 East Broadway, Ashland
  • Schulte's IGA, 1904 Southwest Blvd, Jefferson City 
  • Larry's Boots, 6401 A Hwy 40 West, Columbia
  • Fringe Boutique, 914 East Broadway, Columbia


Rodeo Parade

The Cattlemen Days Rodeo parade  begins Saturday, August 25 at 2:00pm at the Ashland Optimist Building. 

If you are part of an organization or club, enter a float in the parade! Please be at the Optimist Club by 1:00pm on Saturday August 25 for parade line-up. No advance entry required. Cash prizes are awarded for the top 4 parade entries! 

NEW PARADE ROUTE FOR 2018: Leaving the Optimist Building, the parade travels south on Henry Clay, west on Broadway, north on Main Street, east on Ash Street and north on Henry Clay (ending at the Optimist Building).

Thanks to the Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the Cattlemen Days Rodeo Parade!

Kiddy Round Up

The fun starts at 6:00pm Saturday night with the Kiddy Round-Up! Bring the kids to the rodeo grounds early and enjoy stick-horse barrel racing, roping, and barrel bull riding. Kiddy Round Up is free with paid admission (children 5 and under are free, ages 6-11 are $5 and 12 and up are $13). 

Kiddy Round-Up is first come, first serve from 6:00-7:00pm.

Thanks to Martin Equipment for sponsoring the Kiddy Round Up!

Rodeo Merchandise

Merchandise is available during both rodeo performances at the tent when you walk through the gates of the rodeo grounds. 

Items can be purchased before the rodeo during the month of August at Central Bank of Boone County in Ashland.

Item Prices

Shirts: Toddler Tee $10, Youth $10, Adult $15

Hats: $15

Koozies: $2

Live Music

Hang around after the rodeo performance both nights and dance to the sounds of Mid-Missouri's own Jordan Heckemeyer!

Thanks to this year's band sponsor,

 Mark's Mobile Glass! 

Host Hotel

If you’re joining us from out of town, book a room with our host hotel, the Staybridge Suites Columbia-Hwy 63 & I-70, located at 805 North Keene Street in Columbia, Missouri. 

Call (573) 442-8600 to book your room today!

2018 Corporate Sponsors

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Come see us at this year's rodeo!

August 24 and 25, 2018


Cattlemen Days Rodeo

N Optimist Dr, Ashland, Missouri 65010, United States