welcome the 79th annual will rogers memorial rodeo!

Some of the contestants we had in 2014:
Wade Sundell - bronc riding (won with a score of 90)
Cody DeMoss - saddle bronc riding
Tate Straton - bull riding
JW Harris - bull riding
Fallon Taylor - barrel racing

One of the premier rodeo events held in the Southwest! This is a week long event that is kicked off by the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo Parade held every year in downtown Vinita. Every evening is filled with action packed events such as Girl's Barrel Racing, Bare Back Bronc Riding, Steer Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Bull Riding & Team Roping. This is a fun event for the whole family

Grand Prize Giveaway!!
1st Prize- $1000
2nd Prize- $500 3rd Prize- $250

Purchase tickets from any American Legion Member!

4 Day Pass to the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo Purchase a 4 Day Pass and $ave!
Four Day Pass only $25.00 per person.

FOUR DAY Passes for 2015 are on sale TODAY! Get this great deal by calling Sue Ayres
at 918-244-0265 or 918-788-3756

cherokee nation will rogers downs logo Thanks to our generous sponsor Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Down!
Click to view the Will Rogers Downs Ad.

Click to view the Cherokee Nation Ad.

Friday night is kids night KIDS NIGHT

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Friday Night at Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo. All kids 12 and under will be admitted FREE, WITH A PAYING ADULT!

August 28th, Lineup - 6:45pm 7:00pm before the Grand Entry)

Second Annual Chicks n Chaps Chicks n Chaps


Turn & Burn for the Ta Ta's Barrel Race!!

A 4-D Barrel Race will be held on Sunday August 30th
Added Money 5D Open $40
Added Money 3D Peewee (10 & under) (full second split) $20 Exhibitions: 9am to noon
Doggie Race at Noon
PeeWee at 1pm
Jackpot at 2pm
American Legion Arena in Vinita, OK

The proceeds from this benefit will go to Chicks N Chaps which support local breast cancer patients.

Dress Code: Pink shirts, jeans, boots or riding shoes, Cowboy hats are optional. ($0. Hat FINE)
Paint Horse incentive side-pot $250 Added.
Entires accepted by text 918.636.6571
$40.00 Entry Fee
For more information call Karen at 918.244.0904.

To join our Chicks n' Chaps Facebook Group, click here.



Turn & Burn will be held August 30th!


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National Patriot NightNational Patriot Night


Come out on Wednesday night to honor our veterans. www.wranglernationalpatriot.com


Patriotic Girl American Legion FlagPatriotic Woman Thursday Night Cherokee Nation appreciation night - Anyone with a CDIB card gets in - general admission for FREE!


Specialty Act: Jerry Wayne Olson and JB

Excitement builds as a lone cowboy makes his way into the arena astride his highly-trained performing horse, JB, free of halter or bridle. JB hits the arena on a gallop and that is where the fun begins. Read more>>

View Jerry's website: www.olsonacts.com

About the Rodeo

It was in 1934 that Will Rogers suggested to his many Vinita friends and Willie Halsell college classmates, "Have a rodeo next year and I'll be back." He had returned to Vinita in the fall of that year for the homecoming parade.

The world famous cowboy humorist and philosopher, once a Vinita cowboy, rode along in the parade twirling a lariat and speaking to his friends among the spectators.


Will Rogers couldn't keep that appointment because he was killed the next summer in a plane crash but the Dale Peace Post of the American Legion kept the rodeo suggestion alive for 79 years. The first show was held in 1935. Two events have been missed because of the war and anthrax quarantine in northeastern Oklahoma.


We welcome you to this PRCA approved event and encourage you to come every night. Bring your whole family and enjoy this piece of Americana. You will make memories that will last a lifetime.



If you would like to have a booth during the rodeo please contact Christy Kenworthy for more information. 918-694-6127