Freedom Annual

Rodeo 2021

Freedom's annual rodeo, held the third weekend of August, has been drawing fans and contestants from all across the nation for over 84 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.


Queen Contestants

Description of Picture.From left: Lily Thomas, Jaci Weber and Sadie Crusinbery take turns presenting gifts to be auctioned.

Freedom's 84th Annual Rodeo Queen's Kick-off was a success. Lily Thomas, a Medford High School student, and Jaci Weber, a Freedom High School student, are competing for queen. Kenadie Meyer, an Alva middle school student, and Havana Pritchard, who is new to Freedom, are running for princess. These ladies will be knocking on doors for the next four weeks selling tickets and promoting the Freedom Rodeo that is slated for Aug. 19, 20 and 21. Gary Earnest is the 2021 Honored Old Cowhand and will be recognized each night of the Freedom Rodeo. Patrons made bids to sponsor the past queen's bag chairs, saddles, sashes, crowns buckles for both queen and princess and much more. Patrons enjoyed a meal of hamburgers and hot dogs with many different side dishes and desserts.

Queen Sponsors

2021 Freedom Rodeo Queen and Princess Contest Sponsors

1941 Honor Past Queen Doris Selman Chair-Family of Jim Holder

1951 Honor Past Queen Verlene Darr Chair-Darr Family

1961 Honor Past Queen Marilyn Harmon Chair- Tracy and Sharon Walker

1971 Honor Past Queen Sharil Hardy Chair-Rick and Phyllis Brown

1981 Honor Past Queen Leisa Eck Chair-Robert and Rochelle Province

1991 Honor Past Queen Valerie Brown Chair-Freedom Mercantile and Café

2001 Honor Past Queen Kristin Martin Chair- Bryant Weber

2011 Honor Past Queen Tiffany Rezac Chair- Tammy Snow

2021 Queen Saddle and Breast Collar- Bank of Freedom

Queen Sash-Rob, Brenda and Jenna Daughhettee, Mike Daughhettee, Wilson Farms

Queen Tiara-Cimarron Cowboys and Cowgirls Association

Queen Buckle- Sonny and Shirley Wagner

Queen Horsemanship Buckle- Concho Energy:Rocky, Sage and Dana; Rocky and Joan Hodgson; Dwayne and Lillian Hodgson

Queen Personality/Interview Photo Album-Valerie Brown

Queen Runner-Up Bucket and strap-Rodger and Chris Gagnon

Queen Appearance Handbag-Smith and Co. Auction, Leslie Shelite

2021 Princess Saddle-Rodger and Chris Gagnon

Princess Sash-Robert and Rochelle Province

Princess Tiara-Cimarron Cowboys and Cowgirls Association

Princess Buckle- Family of Jim Holder

Princess Horsemanship Buckle-Roger and Cindy Wagner

Princess Personality/Interview Photo Album-Gary and Vanessa Gerloff

Princess Runner-Up Bucket and strap-Valerie Brown

Princess Appearance Handbag-Cimarron Cowboys and Cowgirls Association

High Ticket Sales Photo Frame and Box-Valerie Brown

Old Cowhand Buckle-Brass Spur Ranch

Jr. Champion Barrel Racing Buckle-Sonny and Shirley Wagner

Jr. Champion Calf Roping Buckle-Family of Jim Holder

Homemade Louis Darr Pie-Rodger and Chris Gagnon

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