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If you’re gearing up to experience the thrill of one of Canada’s toughest Amateur Rodeos, you’ve come to the right place.
This page is designed to provide you with essential information and answers to frequently asked questions about this iconic event.

The Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo Event is an annual celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the Cochrane community, featuring a traditional rodeo showcasing various exciting events. Established by the Cochrane Lions Club, this event brings together residents and visitors alike for a weekend of entertainment, camaraderie, and fundraising for community projects.

The Cochrane Lions Rodeo began in September 1968 at Lions Rodeo Park, with Lion Bert Powlesland as President. The first event featured Lion Ed Daeons roasting beef on a large BBQ, serving Beef-On-A-Bun to a large crowd. The 15-acre site along 5th Avenue West in Cochrane remains the location of the rodeo today.

The Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo is held annually at Lions Rodeo Park along 5th Avenue West in Cochrane. The first rodeo was in September 1968.

The Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo is held annually on Labour Day Weekend.

To attend The Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo Event, you can purchase tickets online through the official event website or visit designated physical ticket outlets in the Cochrane area. Tickets are available in advance and, if any remain, at the entrance on the day of the event. Ensure you secure your tickets early to guarantee your spot at this exciting community gathering.

The Cochrane Lions Club Rodeo features a diverse range of rodeo events designed to entertain audiences of all ages. From bull riding and barrel racing to calf roping, each event showcases the skills and agility of both riders and animals. Attendees can also enjoy live music, food stalls, and various other attractions throughout the event.
The events you can expect to see when you attend the Cochrane Rodeo will include Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Bullriding, Novice Horse Riding, Jr. Bull Riding, Steer Riding, Tie Down Roping, Mutton Busting, Mounted Shooters, Trick Riders, Indigenous Dancers and more!

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Cash, debit and credit cards are accepted as forms of payment.

A small soft-sided cooler with non-alcoholic drinks and snacks is permitted once security verifies.

Yes, the rodeo offers family-friendly activities for kids, including Pig Races, Catch the Rooster, Greased Pig Race, and the special event Mutton Bustin.
We have a kids zone located in the north ball diamond with bouncy castles, face painting, roping lessons, petting zoo, and much more.

Yes, the schedule of events is posted on the Schedule & Events page. Visitors can also check for updates on social media platforms associated with the event.

Due to AGLC law and to protect the safety of livestock we do not permit pets at the rodeo.

There is parking available at Lions Rodeo Park for visitors. It is advisable to arrive early to secure a parking spot.

There is handicap parking reserved in the parking lot of the lions event centre on a first come first served basis.
Please note: The seating for this event is integrated into a hillside and there is some uneven terrain.

All normal event security procedures in place. ie: ID checks for those purchasing alcohol.

Yes, strollers are permitted.

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