We would like to welcome you to our website and to Basin City, WA, the home of the Basin City Freedom Rodeo!
We are a new PRCA rodeo in the Columbia River Circuit, but we are growing and improving by leaps and bounds. Due to generous donations, we were able to completely rebuild our rodeo grounds in 2021! We have additional improvements being made and lots of plans for future projects. We hope you will come and join the fun on July 3,4,5 2023! We will start with an evening rodeo on the 3rd followed by an incredible professional fireworks show to end our night. On the 4th, our annual Basin City 4th of July parade will start at 10:00 followed by our second rodeo performance at 12:30 p.m. We will have slack on the morning of the 5th and then our final performance will start at 7:30 p.m. that day. Concessions, vendors, beer garden, and fun for the entire family!
Let Freedom Rodeo!
The Basin City Freedom Rodeo started in 2020, during a time of uncertainty due to the pandemic. Many outstanding citizens of our community came together to stand up for our freedoms. In doing so, the Basin City Freedom Rodeo was born. The western heritage has deep roots in this area of Washington. We are surrounded by acres of rich irrigated farm land, orchards, and vineyards. The town is small, but the community is remarkable.
Old timers put up the first rodeo arena many years ago. It was used for several years and then left to go to weeds until the community revived it in 2020. We wouldn’t have been able to grow and improve our rodeo grounds this quickly had it not been for the generous donations of The Bailie Memorial Youth Foundation. It all started many years ago when Loen Bailie had a vision. He saw opportunities to help our community, more specifically children. He and his wife Estella had been unable to have children of their own, so in 1958, Loen formed the Bailie Memorial Boys Ranch, which was later changed to Bailie Memorial Youth Ranch. Currently, it is being used to house foster families. Over the years, they have helped children and families that number too many to count. The Bailie Memorial Youth Foundation was formed to keep Loen’s legacy going. He knew the importance of community. He donated property for churches, and the local school, the park, and the ground this rodeo sits on. In 2021, the Bailie Memorial Youth Foundation donated $150,000 to build an entirely new arena and continues to support our rodeo grounds improvements each year!
& Scott English