Edgewood, Iowa will celebrate the 23rd Annual Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days on June 24,25,26 & 27th. This annual event draws over 12,000 during the four days. People come from all over the United States to see professional rodeo action and enjoy the small town atomosphere. Edgewood's population is 923 ane per captia brings in more of a crowd than the largest rodeos in the country. We invite everyone to one of the best summer events in Northeast Iowa. Read the poem below to see how Edgewood prepares for our visitors.
Rodeo Poem by Kathy Shaw
It’s the week of the rodeo, and all through the city,
We’re sprucing up things to make it look pretty;
For all of the people who visit our town
To see the parade, the cowboys and clown.
Elise is real busy with last minute plans
To make things perfect for rodeo fans.
The Chamber, some clubs and organizations
Are setting up booths and taking their stations.
While others are busy putting up fences and gates.
Hard work and cooperation are some of the traits
It takes to put on this great celebration,
Providing for many a mini vacation.
There’s hotdogs, chicken and brats for a start,
There’s games and pie Saturday in the park.
The parade a dunk tank and a sheep rodeo,
Keep everyone hopping on the go.
And when it’s all over, we’ll breathe a deep sigh
Knowing the year will fly swiftly by.
The rodeo site will be empty, there’ll be nothing to do
But say, “Come again next year, Happy Trails to You!