Contact the event organizer to register for our crowd favorite, the Maxwell Rodeo, hosted on the first Friday and Saturday in August at 7:30pm. The cost for this event is as follows: adults ($15), children ages 5-12 ($10), and children under 5 (FREE). Events include: barrel racing, bull riding, calf roping, cowgirl barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and team roping. Boot scramble Friday night for kids 10 and under. Sanctions include IRCA and URA.
Event organizer: Shannon Robertson at 515.314.3994
History: The Maxwell Rodeo was started in 1985 by Sonny Walker. He took out a loan for $3,500 for the first rodeo. It has been self-sufficient since that first loan. The founding fathers of the rodeo committee were Sonny Walker, Mike Tinkham and Don Peters. Grand River Rodeo Company was hired to put on the rodeo the first year, and various other companies have since followed their footsteps in Maxwell.
The Maxwell Rodeo has become a yearly event that attracts hundreds of people to the community. It begins on the first Friday of August. The rodeo features all the favorite events such as bull riding, calf roping, team roping, barrel-racing, saddle bronc riding to name a few.
The Rodeo grounds now hosts various events, such as barrel-racing, several times a year.