The Eastern Kansas Rodeo group is a coalition between the Inter-State Fair & Rodeo, Coffeyville; Linn County Fair & Rodeo, Mound City and the Eureka Pro Rodeo Association, Eureka.
Collectively, the three rodeo associations produce 9 PRCA Rodeo performances in a 12-day period August 10-21. Located in the south-east quadrant of Kansas, they are +/- 100 miles from each other in a triangle. The goal of the series is a joint effort to raise awareness of the three rodeos among contestants and spectators with the primary purpose of increasing both entries and attendance.
The rodeo associations annually produce the three largest professional rodeos in eastern Kansas. The long established Coffeyville and Mound City rodeos both trace their roots back more than 65 years.
The Eureka Rodeo, in its fifth year, is produced by a well-organized, enthusiastic committee that has generated nearly $28,000 for local charities. The Eureka Pro Rodeo was selected as “The Most Improved Rodeo” in the Prairie Circuit (Kansas, Nebraska & Oklahoma) by the PRCA in 2015.
Series event winners will receive a Maynard Trophy Buckle. Reserve winners in each of the seven events will be awarded an engraved Moore Maker Knife.
Dates and stock contractor at the three rodeos are: Coffeyville, August 10-13, produced by Beutler & Son Rodeo Company, Elk City, OK; Mound City, August 12 & 13, produced by New Frontier Rodeo Company, Gypsum, KS; Eureka, August 19-21, produced by United Pro Rodeo, Palestine, TX.
The Eastern Kansas Rodeo Series is sponsored by the three hosting rodeo committees plus area businesses that include ADM Animal Nutrition, Better Horses Radio and Steve Richard, S.E. KS District Manager for Berry Tractor and Equipment Co.