20th Annual Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo

July 19-21, 2019

Rodeo is a big sport in Hawaii, you’ll be amazed at the level of competition displayed by our contestants. Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys and cowgirls) have been top rodeo competitors since Ikua Purdy of Waimea, Hawaii, won a national roping contest in Wyoming in 1908. From little keiki on up, ropers and riders throughout Hawaii compete in numerous events every year. 

This years 20th Annual Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo will feature Bull Riding, Wild Cow Milking, High Dollar Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Break-away Roping, and Hawaiian’s own events Po’o Wai U & Double Mugging. The young keiki cowboys and cowgirls will get into the action with Mutton Busting (sheep riding) Keiki Barrel Racing. New events this year: Team 80's and mixed Double mugging

Witness first hand thrilling rodeo action, Paco's Tacos Cantina, an assortment of food trucks, and enjoy an array of merchandise, art, interactive and informational booths. We have an exciting lineup of distinctive designed days below:

July 19, Friday


Team Roping* Top 20 teams in each roping qualifies for Saturday or Sunday Rodeos


Gates Open


Koloa Plantation Days Opening Address, Grand Entry, Kauai All Girls Rodeo & Introductions of Paniolo’s Cowgirl, Honey Girl Wong*Vaquero,*Manny Gonzales & Fri’s Contestants (only), Ropers, Cowgirls, and Sheep Riders.


$ High Dollar $ Team Roping Competition


Sheep Riding with little Cowboys and Cowgirls (pre-entree)


Wahine* Barrel Racing, qualifier for Saturday and Sunday Rodeos


Bull Riding, 1st go of 3

8:00- 10:00

Music and Dancing “Not My First Rodeo”*

July 20 & 21, Saturday and Sunday


Gates Open


Rodeo, Grand Entry (Saturday) 2018 Champions & Hawaiian Pau’ Riders* (Sunday) All Girls Rodeo, 2018 Champions & Paniolo Historian Dr. Billy Bergin


Hawaiian Event Poo Wai U*


Barrel Racing Juniors and Wahine *


Team Roping (Saturday) 80’s (Sunday) Open


Double Mugging


Vaquero Trick Roping by Manny Gonzales*


Bull Riding 2nd and 3rd go


$100 Calf Scramble for Young Cowboys and Cowgirls (pre-entree)


3 Man Wild Cow Milking


Team Roping (Saturday) # 4 (Sunday) Mixed


Cowboy & Cowgirl Double Mugging

2019 Awards Presentation

Music* “Na Vaquero” by Kuaha Torres Kahele

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