SISTERS, OR – Since 1940, “The Biggest Little Show in the World”, the annual Sisters Rodeo has provided cowboys with the stage, not to mention the picturesque backdrop of the snow-capped Cascades, to showcase their western skillsets, including calf roping and barrel racing, as well as, bull and bronc riding. What began as a nearly all-volunteer production, a tradition that has not changed much over the years, has continually attracted the best in the business from the beginning. World Champion cowboys compete every year, with stock supplied from local ranches.
The Sisters Rodeo Parade, with a route that winds through the heart of downtown Sisters, is the official kick-off to Rodeo Weekend, with participants ranging from Rodeo Queens to Rodeo Clowns. In fact, the Western theme of the city of Sisters was inspired by Sisters Rodeo. Crowds of all ages line the course, and many local businesses open their doors to cross-promoting the Big Show.
One such business, the local Sisters office of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, often goes full-rodeo mode. This season, they’ve partnered with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, who provided samples of Bulleit Bourbon, served to visitors in mini-Mason Jar shot glasses. The Bend-based real estate brokerage has been a sponsor of the rodeo for the past 5 years.
Patty Cordoni, Principal Broker with Cascade Sotheby’s Farm Ranch & Vineyard Division, and a longtime supporter of the event says, “The sell-out crowds that attend year after year, are evident that people still really enjoy “The Biggest Little Rodeo in the World.” Sisters Rodeo Association has maintained its quality of rodeo stock and high purses, guaranteeing that the best in the sport make Sisters part of their annual schedule. On the second weekend in June, Sisters Rodeo has the highest purse in the nation, ensuring that world champions return year after year. With nearly 200 members, the association has also remained a valuable member of the Sisters community, granting annual student scholarships and supporting local charities and other non-profit organizations. Sisters Country, once again, has provided rodeo enthusiasts a most memorable setting and host for this 78th edition of the Rodeo.