Last Stand Rodeo: So Close You May Get a Li’l Dirty!

Coulee City will celebrate 71st year of the Last Stand Rodeo on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 27 and 28.

This is one of the few events where you can feel the ground vibrate as 2,000‐pound bulls pound the earth only feet in front of you. The close-up PRCA rodeo action includes high-energy trick rider Shelby Pierson and Mutton Bustin’, with a beer garden and Cook Shack nearby.

The rodeo kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday-morning cowboy breakfast starts at 7 a.m. at the Brick House next to the rodeo grounds. The 35th annual Cow Pie Jog starts at 8 a.m., and the parade on Main Street begins at 11.

Saturday’s rodeo performance begins at 7 p.m. with bull riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, tie¬down roping, girls’ breakaway roping, bullfighters and a rodeo clown.

Sunday Slack at the rodeo grounds starts at 8 a.m., and your last chance to enjoy the Last Stand Rodeo with all its events starts at 5 p.m.

The Coulee City Last Stand Rodeo is held at the historic Ted Rice Rodeo Arena. For tickets, schedules and information, visit, text (509) 681-0014 or send email to