Freedom Annual

Rodeo 2022

Freedom's annual rodeo, held the third weekend of August, has been drawing fans and contestants from all across the nation for over 85 years. This three-day celebration includes every major event in the sport of rodeo ranging from barrel racing to wild bull riding. This beloved rodeo event combines professional action with hometown color and style. A dance is held nightly following the rodeo and features some of the best country musicians around to ensure a foot stompin' good time. On Saturday, guests are invited to the Old Cowhand Reunion at 11am and then to partake in a free chuck wagon style dinner at noon. The Old West setting of Freedom's Main Street provides the perfect backdrop to all of the rodeo activities.

Advance Tickets
Adults: $8 / Child (6 to 13): $4 / Child (5 and under): Free

At the Gate 
Adults: $15 / Child (6 to 13): $10 / Child (5 and under): Free



Experience pure Americana and true Western heritage at the annual Freedom Rodeo & Old Cowhand Reunion in northwest Oklahoma. Held since 1938, this has been continuously recognized as one of Oklahoma's most outstanding annual events. Make your way to the small town of Freedom, nestled on the banks of the Cimarron River, to enjoy a KPRA/IPRA Rodeo, a street dance Thursday night on Main Street, a 5K and fun run, a parade, a free chuckwagon feed on Saturday.


85th Annual Freedom Rodeo & Old Cowhand


Presented by: Freedom Chamber of Commerce

August 18, 2022 - August 20, 2022

Grand Entry Begins Nightly at 7:30 PM

Rodeo Events

Calf Roping - $1,500 Added

Team Roping - $1,500 Added ($750 per man)

Bareback Bronc Riding - $1,500 Added

Bull Riding - $1,500 Added

Steer Wrestling - $1,500 Added

Ranch Bronc Riding - $1,500 Added

Girls Barrel Racing - $1,500 Added

Saddle Bronc Riding - $1,500 Added

40/40 Team Roping - $500 Added \


Special Events

Girls Jr. Barrel Race (18 & under) - $600 Added

Jr. Calf Roping (18 & under) - $600 Added

Calf Scramble Fri & Sat Nights - ten $10 Prizes

Friday: Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Saturday: Wear Red for Military Support

Attention Contestants

Jr. Event Books will open on Monday August 16, 2022

Call (620) 369-2349

Other rodeo event books will open as follows

Email Entries: Aug 12th - 17th by 6:00 pm, CT

Send to

Call - Ins: Aug 17th, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm CT

Call (620) 275-1655

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Mutton Bustin - Before Rodeo

Calf Dressing - During the Rodeo

Contact Scott Matthews (580) 216-0565 for Mutton Busting and Calf Dressing (Limit 8 entries per night)