WELCOME TO THE WOODWARD ELKS RODEO
The 89th annual Woodward Elks Rodeo welcomes YOU! Rodeo fans come from near and far to watch the best PRCA cowboys and cowgirls in the business. Today's Woodward Elks Rodeo has come so far from the first rodeo held July 4, 1929. Plans were carefully laid, and a budget of $50 was appropriated. When the original committee went further into producing a rodeo, they needed bucking chutes, fencing, judges stands and other rodeo supplies. The committee, made up of Luther Shobe, a local businessman, L. O. Street, a local grain dealer, his son H. L. Street, and Albert Nashelsky, another merchant, decided to go for it. What they had planned for a $50 Rodeo turned out to be a $3500 show.