The Ketchum Kalf Rodeo typically attracts more than 4,000 visitors during Father’s Day Week End each year in June. The entrance to the famous Glenwood Rodeo Arena takes you back in time to a place where cowboys rode the ranges, herded cattle, busted broncs, and hard livin’ was a thing to be enjoyed and proud of.
The first Glenwood rodeo was started in 1934 at the Conboy Place by a group called Camas Prairie and Vicinity Pioneer Association, and was later taken over by the Mt. Adams Cattle Association. Admission at that time was 40 cents. It was eventually moved to the present site west of Glenwood on ground donated by Pete Conboy. Agnes Miller and Jayne Kreps were the first women to sell coffee and donuts, and that started the Glenwood Women’s Club stand. The coffee was heated over a camp fire and they had a small table. C’mon by and share a cup.
Slideshow from the 2011 Glenwood “Ketchum Kalf” Rodeo by Milan Vatovec,
“seen through eyes of a euro-trash, east coast, middle aged man”