‘The Biggest Little Show on the Coast’

This weekend Tillamook will celebrate the 30th annual “Biggest Little Show on the Coast” rodeo.

By Chelsea Yarnell

The Tillamook County Rodeo will kickoff on 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

Events this year include bareback ridings, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, tie down roping and breakaway roping.

This year’s Rodeo Queen is 24-year old Teri Jo McGettigan.

Rodeo Queen
Teri Jo McGettigan

According to her bio, McGettigan is currently finishing her degree in Agricultural Business Management at Oregon State University. McGettigan is a 2010 graduate of Scappoose High School. McGettigan also held the title of Tillamook County Rodeo Queen in 2013, as well as Columbia County Dairy Princess in 2011 and 2014.

Sponsored by Robert Warren Truck, the oldest dump truck company in Oregon, roughly 5,000 people will show up for the event.

Sunday’s Rodeo is Kid’s Day, sponsored by Sheldon Oil, with free admission for children under 12-years old. The day will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature stick pony races.


Both days will also feature mutton racing, sponsored by US Bank, for children 40 pounds or less. Fair Board members will be available in red shirts to help kids sign up for the event.

Fred Meyer is also this year’s buckle sponsor and the buckles are on display at the store.

A Country Western Dance will take place on Saturday night at 9 p.m. with a Beer Garden. Admission is $5 at the door.

The Tillamook County Rodeo is sanctioned by the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association.