Cattlemen Days Rodeo

An Ashland Tradition Since 1973

About Us


Come see the greatest sport on dirt at the 2019 Cattlemen Days Rodeo on August 23 & 24! For 43 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 Three Hills Rodeo has to offer, enjoy entertainment from Ron Burton and Jerry Thornton! 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. We do not offer online ticket purchasing, please visit one of our advance ticket locations or plan to buy your tickets at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased for $11 at the following locations (beginning August 1): 

  • 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 24 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! 

PARADE ROUTE: 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  for live music and dancing! Friday night, Jordan Heckemeyer performs and Saturday night is the Travis Cole Band!

Thanks to this year's band sponsor,

 Mark's Mobile Glass! 



Q: Do you accept credit cards?

A: We do not accept cards. If you get to Ashland before you remember this, never fear! There are several ATMs on  your way to the arena! 

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Obviously we are a big fan of animals, but due to the event's crowd size and the livestock, we prefer your companions stay home.

Q: I'm from out of town, where can I stay?

A: There are no hotels in Ashland, but there are several choices right up the road in Columbia (at Discovery Parkway, the I-70/Hwy 63 interchange).

Q: Can I enter my child in mutton busting?

A: No, we do not offer mutton busting.

2019 Corporate Sponsors


Contact Us

Come see us at this year's rodeo!

August 23 and 24, 2019


Cattlemen Days Rodeo

N Optimist Dr, Ashland, Missouri 65010, United States

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