Flint Hills Cowboy Teams To Compete In State’s Oldest Ranch Rodeo Sunday

Its rodeo time this weekend at Council Grove.

The 36th annual Fall Ranch Rodeo sponsored by the Morris County Youth Rodeo Association (MCYRA) is scheduled for Sunday, October 2nd.

Four-member cowboy teams representing 14 Flint Hills ranches are entered in the 36th annual Fall Ranch Rodeo at Council Grove Sunday afternoon, October 2nd.

Starting with a grand entry at 1 o’clock, the rodeo will be at the MCYRA Arena, located 1½ miles east of Council Grove on Highway 56.

“Of special significance is that our ranch rodeo is the oldest in the state of Kansas,” said Clay Wilson, MCYRA president.

“The rodeo is also one of the oldest in the nation, along with possibly being the longest continuously annual ranch rodeo anywhere,” Wilson added.

Set for Sunday’s Western action matinee will be cattle sorting, steer branding, team roping, and double mugging.

“Four-member cowboy teams representing 14 Flint Hills ranches will be competing for event and overall championship recognition,” Wilson pointed out.

To provide for a full family day of rodeo activities, the host Morris County Youth Rodeo Association will again offer complete concessions with meals, drinks, and homemade lunch offerings.

Information about the full rodeo day’s activities is available from Wilson at 785-466-1359, and on Facebook.