Welcome to the Outdoor Rodeo Capital of Nebraska!

In 1921, citizens of Burwell, Nebraska decided to put their community on the map with an annual community celebration. They chose to begin a rodeo, which reflected the western heritage of the town. The first rodeo was held in September of 1921, and since that time nearly every professional rodeo champion who has pulled on a pair of boots has tramped through the historic arena of Burwell. Almost a century later, visitors from all over the world continue to migrate to the small community of Burwell, Nebraska for a one-of-a-kind experience at Nebraska’s Big Rodeo.

From the classic events of rodeo such as Saddle Broncs, to wild and woolly action of the Wild Horse Race and Canadian Chuck Wagon Races, Nebraska’s Big Rodeo has something for everyone! Family members can visit 4-H animals and exhibits or get a sweet treat on the midway. The Calamus Lake and Fort Hartsuff are nearby, adding to the adventure of Nebraska’s Big Rodeo. Don’t miss all the action–visit Burwell, Nebraska in July!

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo: July 24-27, 2024