Philomath Frolic Rodeo

The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo is an annual celebration with three full days of community events, rodeo action and traditional, hometown fun.

The Philomath Frolic was started in 1953 by three couples dreaming of putting together a new community celebration with a logging show, parade, dance, and other events. Through the years, various events from logging exhibitions to softball tournaments have come and gone depending on the community’s interests. It was 1983 when the Skirvin brothers offered up a piece of their farm land and helped construct an arena, creating what has since been known as the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo. The rodeo attracts over 5,000 spectators each year and has been distinguished as the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association “Rodeo of the Year” eight times.