Double MuggingBull RidingMutton Busting
  • Double Mugging

    Double Mugging is an event where one cowboy ropes a steer and another cowboy on the ground attempts to bull dog the animal to the ground. The cowboy on the horse dismounts and helps the other cowboy. The object is to get the steer to the ground and tied as fast as possible. Many rodeo fans come just to watch the Double Mugging.

  • Bull Riding

    Bull riding is a well known wild and exciting event. This rodeo sports involves a rider getting on a large bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal attempts to buck off the rider.

  • Mutton Busting

    In this event, a sheep is held still, either in a small chute or by an adult handler while a child is placed on top in a riding position. Once the child is seated atop the sheep, the sheep is released and usually starts to run in an attempt to get the child off.

2017 Hawaii Rodeo Stampede

Welcome to the the 25th Annual Panaewa Stampede Rodeo is a three-day rodeo that highlights the Paniolo skills of our local cowboys, cowgirls, keiki and traveling rodeo contestants in traditional cowboy events, plus three events that are unique to Hawai’i.

 

Double Mugging

The 25th Panaewa Stampede Rodeo is a three-day rodeo that highlights the Paniolo skills of our local cowboys, cowgirls, keiki and traveling rodeo contestants in traditional cowboy events, plus three events that are unique to Hawai’i.  It is a show that is entertaining as well as educational.  Included with the rodeo are a funny rodeo clown, professional announcer, food booths, craft booths and leather and saddle making exhibits.  A cultural and historical display tent will provide the Paniolo history in Hawai’i with highlights of the Big Island.

Wahine Mugging

The Panaewa Stampede Rodeo is preserving the Paniolo skills and cultural lifestyle of our Big Island.  It helps our residents and visitors learn more about our history while enjoying themselves. We hope to continue to have this event grow with more Big Island visitors returning each year along with mainland rodeo fans coming over for our rodeo as there are very few mainland rodeos during this time of the year.  Rodeo on the mainland is a multi-billion dollar business and our Panaewa Stampede Rodeo is gaining a good reputation in the greater rodeo community as a fun and entertaining excuse to come to Hawai’i in cold February.

We expect to have an increase in visitors coming from the mainland for the rodeo and we expect to have more returning visitors that traditionally stay on the West side of the Big Island come to our rodeo. We have been working with the County of Hawai’i for years to cover the bleachers and add additional bleachers for the show. This amenity helps our visitors better enjoy the rodeo in the event of “liquid sunshine”.