Shakopee has a long history of festivals and rodeos. Many were held in the former rodeo grounds at what is now Huber Park.
The former rodeo grounds is now known as the “Pat Thielen Recreation Area,” named for past chief of police Pat Thielen, who constructed the rodeo and was active in other volunteer youth projects, as well.
Below is a listing of past rodeos (along with notes) and festivals that have taken place in Shakopee.
|1951||Gold Rush Days|
|1952||Gold Rush Days|
|1953||Gold Rush Days|
|1957||Built Rodeo Grounds|
|1958||Built Rodeo Grounds|
|1959||Built Rodeo Grounds|
|1960||Built Rodeo Grounds|
|1964||Pow-Wow Days||High School Rodeo|
|1965||Pow-Wow Days||RCA Rodeo|
|1966||Pow-Wow Days||RCA Rodeo|
|1967||Pow-Wow Days||RCA Rodeo|
|1968||Pow-Wow Days||RCA Rodeo|
|1969||Pow-Wow Days||RCA Rodeo|
|1970||Pow-Wow Days||RCA Rodeo||Named for Pat Thielen|
|1972||Shako-O-Valley Days||Rodeo (unknown name)|
|1975||Murphy’s Landing Event||None|
|1981||RN Bar Pro Rodeo|
|1982||RN Bar Pro Rodeo|