Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo - Reviews

“4th of July Rodeo”

Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fun to watch the cowboys and cowgirls big screen so you can see the highlights and scores. Lots of food and places to sit to get the best view. Great fireworks show after each performance. They have the rodeo and fireworks 4 nights each year during the week of the 4th with 2 shows on the 4th.

“Fast paced action”

Reviewed July 30, 2013

I loved the buckaroo. It was crowded and not very wheel chair friendly but we had fun. They serve alcohol and some awesome food too. I didn't see the music but then we got tired and left early.

“Great Rodeo !!!”

Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lots of PRCA rodeo action, parades, carnival and vendor booths. Fun for the whole family. There are several other events held at the grounds over the summer months too! See the website at

“Oregon Rodeos”

Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Week of July 4th is a great time for horse and rodeo lovers in Oregon. The Molalla Buckeroo or Rodeo in Molalla has been a round since 1913 but it is still a Blast from the Past. This is a basic, fun loving gathering. From the moment you park your vehicle (drive your truck if you got 'em) and hear the echo from the Mutton Bustin', you know it is fun times ahead. Parking is close to the facility and the price is right ($5). The parade of flags is respectful to our military while showing the horsemanship of the cowgirls as well as the beauty of each horse. Great vendors of every type. The position of the bleacher (General Admission) seats over the chutes permits you to see the tension and stress of those young bronc and bull riders. But every seat is great and provides a grand view of the action. We loved it....We also visited the St. Paul Rodeo. It was equally as exciting but with a little less local pageantry. The facility was wonderful and this little town puts on a superb event. The afternoon free show of of country poetry and songs were a great break from the rodeo arena. The big screens and replays add to the information available for those uneducated on Rodeo. The FIREWORKS at both were worth the price of admission. There are many other Rodeos in Oregon but in you live near I-5 between the Columbia River and Albany, these two will provide great entertainment during the first week of July every year.


Reviewed May 11, 2013

Great family fun. Rodeo, rides, nice people. This community has it together for this event. Lots of parking. The rodeo is really good. The buckaroos fantastic.

“Surprised a small town puts on a first rate rodeo.”

Reviewed December 29, 2012

I have been to quite a few big time rodeos, and I know people will say I am biased because I live here. For a town the size of 6,000, people would be surprised, how well put together this rodeo is too. You can tell the committee that puts on the rodeo is more open-minded, plus it shows generational changes, when they use AC/DC music for the rodeo. Like typical rodeos, if you feel patriotism is waning, this rodeo will make you feel proud to be an American.

“Loved the rodeo”

Reviewed December 1, 2012

Great rodeo for a small town. Everyone gets involved, from the little ones riding sheep to the broncos and brahma bulls.

“Best rodeo around.”

Reviewed April 24, 2012

The town goes all out when it's the 4th of July. Everyone is great. Can't wait till this year. Chicken BBQ time at St. James is a tradition.


Buckeroo History

The Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo has been an Oregon tradition since September 1913, when the railroad came to town. During the early years, the local fireman sponsored the Rodeo as an equipment fundraiser. In 1923 the Molalla Buckeroo Association was formed and took over the operation of the Rodeo. The Molalla Buckeroo Association is a non profit charitable corporation and has over 40 active members who are 100% volunteer. These volunteers provide the management, production, and labor to ensure the continued success of the annual Buckeroo event.

The Buckeroo has in place a nine member executive board which is responsible for managing the extensive and varied committee structure of this organization.

The Mission of the Association:

  1. Support community charitable programs, organizations, and causes.
  2. Support and promote a family oriented community event.
  3. Preserve the oldest form of American Heritage, the Rodeo.
  4. Promote tourism and development in Clackamas County.

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