Join us for four different opportunities to watch some of the best rodeo action in the Pacific Northwest during the Benton County Fair!
Kicking off the week of rodeo, join us for "Ladies Night" on Wednesday, August 1st at the first annual
Larry Bell Memorial All Girl Rodeo! Bell, a founding member of the Benton
County Rodeo Committee, helped bring the standard NPRA sanctioned rodeo to
Corvallis. A firm advocate of youth activities at the fair, such as 4-H, Bell
was also a big supporter of young women in agriculture. Since loosing his
battle with cancer in 2006, Bell’s legacy lives on in his children and
grandchildren, some of whom are still actively involved in the Benton County
Rodeo today. For many years, the Bell family has been the sponsor of the
rodeo’s Pink Out night. We are honored to continue on his legacy with this new
event at Fair, an event dedicated to the women of the sport of rodeo. Watch as cowgirls
compete in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, and team
roping. Not just that, up the ante by cheering on the barrel race invitees to
the All Girls Rodeo who are selected off of the four-part Benton County Rodeo
Committee Race Series (April 4th, May 9th, June 6th, & July 11th) plus the
2019 Benton County Fair & Rodeo Queen Contestants. These invitees are up
for their own incentive if they run the fastest barrel racing time of the
rodeo! Wednesday night is also
where contestants and fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of stamping
out breast cancer!
Thursday and Friday, August 2-3, you have an opportunity to catch three different performances to watch Northwest Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned rodeo either Thursday at 7:00 pm, slack starting after the first performance is over, and Friday at 7:00 pm. These top cowboys and cowgirls are competing for money that will advance them in the standings for the 2018 NPRA Championship Title! Events include bareback broncs, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing, bull riding and, new this year, ranch broncs!
On Friday, the Benton County Rodeo Committee will announce the 2018 Battle For Benton Champion, which goes to the highest money earning contestant (cowboy or cowgirl) from the 2018 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo and the Benton County Fair & Rodeo. A beautiful saddle sponsored by Henderer Design, we are excited to showcase the talents of the cowboys and cowgirls that compete at these two NPRA rodeos.
If you are interested in SPONSORING a belt buckle, having a banner in the arena, or custom-built sponsorship, contact Deborah McNair at 541-766-6087 or for general information, call 541-766-6521.
Cowgirls and Cowboys if you're interested in participating sign up directly with NPRA