Shakopee Festivals and Rodeos

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.

Year Festival Rodeo Notes
1951 Gold Rush Days
1952 Gold Rush Days
1953 Gold Rush Days
1954 Fun Fest
1955 RCA Rodeo
1956 None
1957 Built Rodeo Grounds
1958 Built Rodeo Grounds
1959 Built Rodeo Grounds
1960 Built Rodeo Grounds
1961 Krazy Days None
1962 Krazy Days None
1963 Pow-Wow Days None
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
1971
1972 Shako-O-Valley Days Rodeo (unknown name)
1973
1974 RCA Rodeo
1975 Murphy’s Landing Event None
1976 Shak-O-Valley Days None
1977 Shak-O-Valley Days None
1978 Shak-O-Valley Days None
1979 Shak-O-Valley Days None
1980 Shak-O-Valley Days None
1981 RN Bar Pro Rodeo
1982 RN Bar Pro Rodeo
1983 None
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988 Derby Days
1989 Derby Days
1990 Derby Days
1991 Derby Days
1992 Derby Days
1993 Derby Days
1994 Derby Days
1995 Derby Days
1996 Derby Days
1997 Derby Days
1998 Derby Days
1999 Derby Days
2000 Derby Days
2001 Derby Days
2002 Derby Days
2003 Derby Days
2004 Derby Days
2005 Derby Days
2006 Derby Days
2007 Derby Days
2008 Derby Days
2009 Derby Days
2010 Derby Days
2011 Derby Days
2012 Derby Days
2013 Derby Days
2014 Derby Days
2015 Derby Days

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