2021 Rodeo Theme

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“The Golden Age of Rodeo; 5 Decades of the Corn Palace Stampede” will be the theme for the 2021' - 50th Annual Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade in July.

  Other Scheduled Events are:

  1. The Community Kickoff burger feed will be held on Tuesday, July 13th at 5:00 pm
  2. Queen/Princess Contest will start on Thursday, July 15th at 8:00 am
  3. Extreme Bull Riding Event is scheduled for Thursday, July 15th at 8:00 pm
  4. Rodeo Slack is scheduled for Friday, July 16th at 8:00 am
  5. 1st of 3 Rodeo Performances is scheduled for Friday, July 16th at 8:00 pm
  6. Parade down Mitchell Main Street is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th at 10:30 am
  7. 2nd of 3 Rodeo Performances is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th at 8:00 pm
  8. Chili Cookoff begins Sunday, July 18th at 7:00 am
  9. CPS-KMIT-TCF Family Fun Day is Sunday, July 18th at 11:00 am
  10. 3rd of 3 Rodeo Performances is scheduled for Sunday, July 18th at 8:00 pm
  11. Barrel Racing Slack will Follow Friday and Saturday night rodeo performances

2021 - Professional Rodeo Clown - "Hippie"


Misc2 tnWhen Hippie Engelkes steps into the arena, get ready to smile, laugh and have a great time.  Hippie, from Steamboat Rock, Iowa, started his rodeo career as a bullrider, but his natural talent for making people laugh shone through.  And his quick wit and comedian-like personality often got him in trouble at school.

"For a while, I thought I had my own room (the principal's office)," he jokes.  "I was always in trouble."Misc18 tn

But now his jokester attitude makes him a living, making people laugh at rodeos and bull ridings across the nation.  He's high-energy too, all over the arena and beyond.  You may remember Hippie from previous Corn Palace Stampede rodeos or at least remember the clown that climbed the flat pole!  He loves to get the crowd to participate and that is just what he will do at this year's rodeo.  "I want the fans involved.  I'm going to have fun with them."

Hippie and his wife Rebekah are bringing the next generation of rodeo kids, a daughter, Emma, and a son, Wyatt.  Wyatt takes after his Dad a bit.  "Wyatt is a little pistol, the spitting image of me."


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2021 - Professional Bull Fighter - Kaleb Barrett

Kaleb Barrett

Kaleb Barrett began his professional career as a Bullfighter in 2007.  He also became an RN at this time.  When he is not at a rodeo, he works as a Medical Surgical RN at St. Patrick's hospital n Missoula, Montana.

Secondary to his family, his passion is bullfighting.  kaleb has been selected to the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals 11 times.  This will be Kaleb's 11th appearance at the Mitchell Corn Palace Stampede.

He and his wife Shawna are blessed to be raising their two sones, jett and Trey, among the rodeo community.


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"I am very thankful to have two professional careers that allow me to help people that are in need.  It is very fulfilling to help someone heal and leave the hospital, or do my best to keep someone from having to go to the hospital all together,"  says Kaleb.  He enjoys every aspect of rodeo and looks forward to being a part of it for many years to come.  Kaleb, his wife, Shawna, and son Jett live in Lolo, MT.

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