As proclaimed by the City of Prineville and Crook County, 2020 was The Year of the Cowboy, which perfectly encompasses all that the Crooked River Roundup and Fair Association hope to promote by bringing these two large events to Prineville, Oregon, every year. Thousands of people from across the United States attend these celebrations as part of their destination vacations, and we welcome everyone who’s ever been (or dreamt of being) part of this rugged, elite group of athletes.
Produced by a dedicated Board of Directors and more than 200 volunteers, the CRR gathers community members and visitors alike to witness the tremendous athleticism of the nation’s top cowboys and cowgirls. Started in 1945 by local ranchers to celebrate the cultural heritage of the “Cowboy Capital of Oregon,” the CRR has evolved into one of the oldest, family-friendly events in Oregon and includes a PRCA rodeo the last weekend of June and four days of horse racing in July. In fact, the CRR is a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo that was recognized by the Columbia River Circuit as the 2018 Medium Size Rodeo of the Year.