Franklin, TN (March 18, 2020) – For the first time in 71 years, the Franklin Rodeo is canceled.  The Rodeo was hoping that by their May event date that COVID-19 would be a thing of the past but with all of the directives from the CDC this week, the County Mayor’s office has had to make some tough decisions. One of those decisions was to close the Williamson County Ag Expo Park to all events through May, including the Rodeo.  “The Rotary Club and the Rodeo support this decision. The health and well-being of our rodeo fans is of utmost importance,” said Executive Director, Bill Fitzgerald.  “There are a lot of moving parts and all of the stars would have to line up very quickly to be able to postpone it to a later date this year, so we really had no choice but to cancel,” added Fitzgerald.  “Although this is an extremely tough blow to our Club, the community and the charities we support, the one thing that I admire and know without a doubt, is that our Club will rise above this,” said Rotary President, Valerie Clarke.

The Rodeo is preparing a strategy to contact Sponsors, Fan Club members and vendors and working with the ticket company to process refunds to ticket buyers.

The 2021 Rodeo is scheduled for May 13-14-15. Stay up to date with the Franklin Rodeo at www.franklinrodeo.com.  #rodeostrong


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MAY 13, 14, 15

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7:00pm Each Night

Gates Open at 5:30pm

Williamson County Ag Expo

4215 Long Ln, Franklin, TN

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2020 Fan Club Memberships will carry over to the 2021 Rodeo


A Fun Week of Action Packed Events!


May 8, 2021

Franklin Rodeo Parade

The fun starts at noon in downtown Franklin with floats, horses, clowns, bands and more!


May 12, 2021

Franklin Rodeo Experience

It’s a down-in-the-dirt Kick-Off Party! “Behind the Chute” tours, cowboy autographs, food trucks and more fun than a barrel of rodeo clowns — or queens!


May 13-14-15, 2021

72nd  Annual Franklin Rodeo

Rodeo competition events, kids events, specialty acts and a lot of family fun!

Come Hungry!  Ready to Serve at 5:30!

Check out your great food choices:



Wild Bill’s Taco Shack

We’ve added another great item to your food choices!  Tacos, Nachos and “Walking Tacos”!  Located in the Chuckwagon Food Court.



Chuckwagon Food Court

The former Cafe area is now our Chuckwagon Food Court featuring the new Wild Bill’s Taco Shack, Domino’s Pizza, Chick-fil-A sandwiches & wraps, Lynnville Fried Pies and Paleta Mexican popsicles!  And an Ice Tea Stand sponsored by First Bank.


Old Standbys!

Concessions & Snack Alley

Concession Stands are serving up Hamburgers & Hot Dogs as well as Domino’s Pizza & Chick-fil-A sandwiches.  Snack Alley has you covered with Popcorn & Cotton Candy.

Open at 5:30 nightly with plenty to do!


Western Wear & Toys


Pony Rides


Vendor Shopping


Cantina Cocktails & Music

Separate Ticket, Age 21+


Bull Riding Electric Style


Meet Rowdy

Thank you to our



Thank You to our All of our Rodeo Sponsors!

Click Here to see all of the partners that make the Franklin Rodeo possible.

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select in a collectable bottle!

4th in a Series!

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select.  This is our FOURTH barrel!  Tasted and selected for it’s smooth, rich flavor.  For a $100 Foundation donation, we’ll give you a bottle.  Pick up upon exit of the rodeo.

The Safety, Security and Comfort of all guests is very important to the Franklin Rodeo.

**Only Pre-Approved Media with credentials and a Press Pass are permitted to enter with large cameras**

NO Strollers – Coolers – Lawn Chairs – Backpacks or Large Bags

Security personnel are allowed to search all bags and ask patrons to return unallowed items to their vehicle.

There will be a designated Stroller “Parking Lot” at the Main Entrance