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Lincoln Open Rodeo | Lincoln, Montana

Festival Event

A chalk ring, a few stouthearted individuals and loose bull. Who can last the longer in The Ring of Fire – Roger M. Dey

Ages Festival is Appropriate For


For more than 60 years the Lincoln Open Rodeo has been the keystone summer event for this small mountain town.

The Annual Lincoln Open Rodeo falls on the weekend clostest to the Independence Holiday every year and the town kicks off the festivities with a parade through town.

As one of the few open rodeos left in the state it provides an opportunity for young cowboys to build their credentials and for more experienced riders to pick up a few extra rides during the "cowboy Christmas" season that centers around the Fourth of July.

For kids the Rodeo offers a greased pig chase, a boot race and a chicken chase. Stout hearted adults can test their resolve and their agility by entering the Ring of Fire to see who can last longest in teh ring against a loose bull.

In 2013 the Lincoln Rodeo Club partnered with the Montana Chapter of the National Barrel Horse Association to bring a barrel racing event to the Lincoln Rodeo grounds the night before the Lincoln Rodeo, adding an extra event for Rodeo lovers.

Driving Directions

The Lincoln Rodeo Grounds are about two miles west of downtown Lincoln on the north side of Highway 200.

Event Setting

The Lincoln Rodeo grounds are feature the best sets in the valley on a hillside above the arena, which also offer a nice view of the Lincoln Valley.


$10 per adult, $5 for 6-12 year olds; kids five and under get in free