Our 2018 Clown/Barrelman will be announced soon!


Announcer:  Kelly Kenney– Back again for 2018

Kelly has been a fan favorite at every rodeo he’s announced.  He makes a connection with the crowd through his quick wit and his smooth baritone voice.  From the moment Kelly rides into the arena on horseback to the minute he bids you farewell at the end of the performance, you’re going to be treated to the Southern Hospitality that only a man from smalltown, USA (Humansville, MO) can deliver.  Whether or not this is your first rodeo, Kelly will explain what’s going on in the arena as well as the ups and downs of each and every contestant. His knowledge of Professional Rodeo is second to none. Sought after by rodeos across the country, we are very fortunate to have Kelly here again.  There’s no down time with Kelly behind the mic, he’ll keep you informed and entertained throughout the perfomance with his ability to interact with you, the contestants, and the clown.

Stock Contractor: Barnes PRCA Rodeo. Click for more info>

SEATING!  Since the 2015 Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo, there have been significant changes to the rodeo grounds.  First off, the name of the grounds has changed.  It is now owned by the City of Merrill and is now known as the Merrill Festival Grounds (Same location, new name).  We now have a 3000 seat Grandstand, and a 150′ x 250′ arena with all new footing.  Since the 2016 rodeo, we have been implementing changes to the footing to improve the ground.  These changes will be in place for the 2017 rodeo in June.


Friday, June 8, 2018

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BRICKNERS PARK CITY TEST DRIVE EVENT! Stop in to test drive a RAM vehicle from 3:30 – 6:45 PM, and get a FREE RAM HAT! All proceeds will sponsor 4 Lincoln County area Veterans for an upcoming Honor Flight, Click for more info!

Friday night: 

Once again, Friday night will be our Armed Services Appreciation performance.  The Lincoln County Rodeo Association will be donating $1 from each ticket purchased at the gate to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. 

Rodeo Performance at 7PM


LIVE MUSIC – Watch for announcement on our 2018 band.

Food and Merchandise vendors will be open starting Friday afternoon.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Antique Stock Tractor Pull for info call 715-297-6336 FREE to spectators, Weigh in at 10 AM! Pulls start after weigh in.

Tractor Pull BrochureTractor Pull Rules • Class Rules

Rodeo Performance 6:30pm  TOUGH ENOUGH to WEAR PINK NIGHT

Wear your PINK and help us support Cancer Education, Awareness, and Treatment. No PINK clothing to wear? You’re in luck, we will be selling Tough Enough to Wear Pink clothing and accessories on the grounds. All proceeds from our sales stay in North Central Wisconsin by going to the Marshfield Clinic where it will be used for Cancer Awareness, Education, Treatment, and Research. With your help, we can wipe out Cancer!


LIVE MUSIC – Watch for announcement on our 2018 band.


Food and Merchandise vendors open by noon.

Beer stand open till midnight


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Family Day!

Emergency Services Appreciation Day!

Brickner Park City will again be holding a coloring contest for kids.  Kids, age 6-11 will be able to get a free rodeo ticket with the purchase of one adult ticket by bringing in their colored picture to either Brickner Park City in Merrill, or WJJQ offices in Tomahawk by 4:30 PM, June 9th, 2017.  You can pick up the picture to color at Brickner Park City, WJJQ in Tomahawk, find it  in the Merrill Foto News, or download it here Brickners Coloring Contest.


Queen Coronation at NOON

Rodeo Performance 1 PM

Beer Served in Grandstand during performance