In 1948 C.E. (Eddie) Richards brought the Rodeo to the Tri-State area and every year since Fort Madison is home to the best rodeo of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Great Lake Circuit. Every year thousands of people flock to Fort Madison area starting Labor day weekend for a week of action-packed entertainment and events.
The 2019 Tri-State Rodeo is set for action September 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th. For years this premiere community event brings fast paced Rodeo action and top-name entertainment to Fort Madison, Iowa, and the C.E. Richards Arena. Help Fort Madison celebrate 72 years of the Tri-State Rodeo in 2018.