49th Annual


October 14, 2017

Signups begin September 25 at 9:00 AM Online

Online Registration (CLICK HERE)

Cowdeo Mission Statement

Providing an opportunity for kids age 5 - 14 to experience friendly rodeo competition in a family atmosphere, while contributing to community non-profit organizations.

Cowdeo originated in 1968 by the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church as a fundraising opportunity. In 2003 the Jefferson County Fair Complex took over the fundraising event and turned it into a fundraising opportunity for not only the Fair Complex but for other organizations/groups.

Kids 5-14 are able to compete in their age division (5, 6-8 PeeWee, 9-11 Junior, 12-14 Senior) for belt buckles in each event. Participants also strive to win the All Around Saddle. Events are Sheep Riding (PeeWee’s), Barrel Racing, Flag Race, Horseless Roping, Calf Riding, Breakaway Roping, Cow Riding (14 yrs), Goat Decorating (PeeWee’s) and the Chicken Rabbit Scramble (5 yrs and under).

We get kids from all over the Northwest who compete and look forward to Cowdeo every year. It is truly an event that if you have never seen you need to check it out! The kids make the show what it is and without help in sponsorship and donations from individuals and businesses we would not have the Cowdeo that it is. The Cowdeo gives kids who are not ranked in the top ten of the PeeWee groups and Junior Rodeo Association the opportunity to win a belt buckle and/or All Around Saddle.

Home of the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo

Located on more than 50 acres in a park-like setting just south of downtown Madras, the Jefferson County Fair Complex hosts a number of community and private events. We occupy nearly 100,000 square feet of event space, including both a covered and outdoor arena, barns and meeting facilities.

The goal of the Jefferson County Fair Complex is to provide a location and atmosphere that embraces the agricultural, industrial and cultural lifestyle of our Central Oregon community.

RV Park information: 541-475-6288 or shawna.mobley@co.jefferson.or.us

Upcoming Events

  1. Hernandez

    September 23
  2. Double Dam Ride

    September 30
  3. Western States Regional Finals Rodeo

    September 30 - October 1
  4. Guerrero

    October 7
  5. 49th Annual Cowdeo

    October 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm