Yeehaw! Unleash your inner cowboy or cowgirl at the Blue Ridge Rodeo in scenic North Georgia, known for family fun in the great outdoors. Since 1995, this annual championship has featured rodeo professionals competing at the Blue Ridge Fairgrounds — aka Kiwanis Fairgrounds — arena. This hootin’, hollerin’ event typically takes place at the end of summer on the third full weekend of August. Come see bronc and bull riding, calf roping and scrambles, team roping, barrel racing, and bareback riding!
Also known as the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Rodeo or simply the Kiwanis Rodeo, this summer event doubles as a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge — serving the children of Fannin County and supporting local charities year-round. Family-friendly and open to all ages, the Blue Ridge Rodeo welcomes vacationers in the Blue Ridge Mountains to take part and make memories this summer.
Blue Ridge Rodeo Events
Throw on your Stetson (cowboy hat) and put on your Sunday boots for the Blue Ridge Rodeo! Drawing in 3,000+ guests and counting every year, this annual rodeo in North Georgia sure knows how to put on a rough, tough competition — with a variety of events (listed below) for professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls.
This small town rodeo in Blue Ridge has even received Mrs. Rodeo USA, the ambassador for the International Professional Rodeo Association, and featured famous barrelmen and rodeo clowns, such as TJ Williams, to entertain the crowd.
- Bronc Riding
- Calf Roping
- Calf Scrambles
- Bull Riding
- Bareback Riding
- Team Roping
- Steer Wrestling
- Barrel Racing
- Ladies Breakaway Roping
- Steer Dressing
- And MORE!
HUGE Giveaway — AKA Boot Toss!
Yep, 5 lucky registered participants will be chosen at random for a chance to win lofty cash prizes in the Boot Toss. If chosen, all you have to do is toss a boot as far as you can and hope for the best. Sometimes there are even mega giveaways each night of the rodeo — like winning a brand-new truck! Let’s hope Mountain Valley Motors sponsors the next rodeo, too!
No matter what you do, be sure to register for the Boot Toss at the Blue Ridge Rodeo. You might end up driving home with new wheels or staying a few extra nights at your North Georgia cabin rental — without spending a dime of your own!
Food & Souvenirs
Family fun at the Kiwanis Rodeo wouldn’t be complete without some fair food and shaved ice. Keep your spirits pumped and fueled with good ole Blue Ridge food vendors. You can also take a break from sitting on the bleachers and stretch your legs walking around the shopping stalls. Who knows? You might even spot a souvenir at the Blue Ridge Fairgrounds worth taking home.
Plan ahead and save a few bucks by getting advanced tickets for the Blue Ridge Rodeo online. But if you forget, you can always pay a little more at the gate. All children under 8 years of age may enter the Kiwanis Fairgrounds for FREE with a paying adult. Note: ALL proceeds go to the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club, which is why there are no discounts available (military, senior, etc.).
- Advanced Tickets — $13
- Day-of Tickets — $15
- Children 8 & Under — FREE
FREE Ticket Opportunities!
Book your North Georgia vacation midweek and watch out for free ticket opportunities leading up to the event on the Blue Ridge Rodeo Facebook page! Sometimes they’ll even toss in Kiwanis bucks to spend on whatever you want at the rodeo. It’s always a great success, so fingers crossed they’ll do it again!
Parking & Shuttle Service
Parking is FREE at the Blue Ridge Fairgrounds! There’s also a shuttle service from Fannin County Middle School on Highway 76 to the fairgrounds arena before and after the event. The shuttle runs begin at 6:00 p.m. and end around midnight each night of the rodeo.
Rules & Regs
- Pets are not allowed at the Blue Ridge Rodeo for the safety of guests and rodeo animals.
- Umbrellas are also not allowed as they can spook the horses and livestock, which is dangerous.
Dates & Times
August 19-20, 2022 (Friday and Saturday nights)
- Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
- Rodeo begins at 8:00 p.m.
- Event ends at 11:30 p.m. each night.
Blue Ridge Fairgrounds — aka Kiwanis Fairgrounds
124 Jones Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Where to Stay
Return to your Blue Ridge, GA, cabin after a night of cheering, oohing, aahing, and laughing at the rodeo! Relax in a hot shower or spa bath, slip into your jammies, and cuddle with your partner in a king-size bed. In the morning, whip up a homemade breakfast in the kitchen and spend time unwinding with mountain views and coffee on the deck.
While waiting for the next half of the rodeo in the evening, hang out at your cabin rental in Blue Ridge — soaking tired muscles in the steamy hot tub, shooting pool in the game room, sipping cocktails from the wet bar, walking down to the Toccoa River, reading by a crackling fireplace, or watching movies on a big screen TV.
You can also pop into town nearby to shop and play or plan for a touch of the rodeo during the day with a horseback ride in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our cabin selection is always growing, so you’re sure to find the right fit with Georgia Cabins for YOU. Book online with ease or give us a call anytime at 1.800.580.5524.
Saddle up for the Blue Ridge Rodeo and book your Blue Ridge, GA, cabin for the end of summer today!