October 1, 2022
The 6th Annual Keystone State Gay Rodeo rides into action October 1, 2022 starting at 11:30 am at Red Man Ranch & Arena, 359 Strawberry Road, New Freedom, PA 17349. The event is a family-friendly, inclusive rodeo and country event that merges traditional rodeo favorites with some non-traditional fun and hilarious events all in a safe and inviting atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. Both men and women compete equally in all rodeo events and anyone ages 10 and over are welcome to compete.
If you are attending you can expect to see some traditional rodeo events such as barrel racing, chute dogging and calf roping and includes some unique rodeo events, such as goat dressing, the wild drag race and steer decorating. Goat Dressing is a team relay race to put underwear on a goat; steer decorating is a team event to get a 400-500 pound steer under control and tie a ribbon around its tail, and the wild drag race is a three person team event to get a 400-500 pound steer under control, then get a drag queen up on its back and get that combination across the finish line.
Make sure that you bring your camera and capture these unique events! There will be food available for purchase. Admission into the rodeo for adults 13 & over is $10 each, children ages 6-12 $5 each and children ages 5 and under are free. The event is an outdoor event, so dress accordingly and bring your lawn chair. Get your tickets here!
October 2, 2022 – Jackpot Team Penning
Team penning is a western equestrian sport that evolved from the common ranch
work of separating cattle into pens for branding, doctoring, or transport. Today it is a
fast-paced event that gives a team of three riders on horseback 60 seconds to
separate three specifically identified cattle from a herd of 30, and put them into a 20′
x 24′ pen through a 10′ opening, at the opposite end of the arena.
Jackpot team penning is for all ages and all riding abilities. Each team will have two
tries to pen their selected cattle. Team sign-up takes place right before the event and
everyone picks their own teams. If you don’t have a team and want to try, there are
folks who will team up with you. The cost is $75 per team and there will be a 50
percent payback of total entries. Payout will be based on the number of teams signed
up. Everyone is welcome!
Admission for Jackpot Team Penning is free and there will be food/beverages for purchase.
Jackpot Team Penning starts at 11:30 AM and is also being held at Red Man Ranch & Arena.