Events: Chief Joseph Days

Events: Chief Joseph Days

A Wallowa County tradition for 65 years, the four-day rodeo is considered on of the top outdoor rodeos of its size in the nation. It is a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo and draws some of the top contenders in the rodeo world and world-class bucking stock.

Fun events, like mutton busting for kids and wild cow milking for the brave, along with the antics of the bull fighters, keep the family fun going. And this year, after a two-year absence, the carnival is back.

The rodeo always includes an Indian encampment next door, where visitors are encouraged to ask about the experiences of Native Americans, another friendship feast hosted by both tribes and local residents, dancing and religious ceremony.

A family dance, a junior rodeo, the Saturday Grand Parade, the annual running of the bucking broncs down main street, and more make this a premier event. Lodging is sold out months in advance, so make your arrangements early.


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