Upper Canada Rodeo
Jun 18 '11 - Jun 19 '11 
Papa Gus's Family Drive In - Chesterville


2010 was a blast, and now 2011 is even bigger!  The 2011 Upper Canada Rodeo will be "across the street" at Papa Gus's, and feature a Professional Rodeo, Barrel Race, Western Trade Show and so much more!

Be sure to visit the website for the Upper Canada Rodeo at:

This event will be produced by the Rawhide Rodeo Company, a 9-time IPRA World Champion Bucking Stock Award Winner, 6-time IPRA International Finals Rodeo Bucking Stock Award Winner, 12-time IPRA Outdoor Rodeo of the Year Producer and reigning two-time "Most Active Producer in the IPRA" award winner (2009-2010)

More info on this Rawhide Rodeo Company event and others available at


The Upper Canada Rodeo - Celebrating horse's, western tradition, and the country in you! 


Get ready for the Upper Canada Rodeo being held in Chesterville between June 16 and 19. The event will host an Equine Show, Western Games, NBHA Barrel Racing, Breed Show and Demonstrations along with 2 Professional Rodeos and 1 slack show produced by Rawhide Rodeo Company. Expect to see competitors from around the world competing in 3 of the most dangerous sports in the world; saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding and of course bull riding. 


The event is organized by Upper Canada Festivals and Fundraising, a group dedicated to building events and partnerships that promote community, fundraising and local economic development.  

Last year, the rodeo event structure helped out a number of non-profit organizations such as the Chesterville Lions, Knights of Columbus, House of Lazarus, Happy Face Nursery School, and Pathfinders by offering free space on the grounds for fundraising and promotion. Furthermore, we were able to highlight some of our amazing service organizations like the Ontario Early Years, South Nation Conservation and Eastern Ontario Health Unit.  

This year a fundraiser for Children's Wish Foundation will be held along with the Steer Away Hunger Food Drive for the House of Lazarus and inclusion of fitness activities like Geocaching thanks in part to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.  

Papa Gus’s Family Restaurant and Bar at 160 Queen Street will host all the equine and rodeo events/shows and visitors can also enjoy Bounce Amusement, SNC Watershed Adventure Programming, Sunny Acres Barnyard Zoo Animal Adventures, Pop Shop All Stars & Company Kids Live Concert and Dance, Live Music, Cowboy Church, Chessfest and more. 


Live night time entertainment includes a free Fun Casino and Karaoke night on Thursday, Sarah McClurg on Friday, and The Chris Evan Band on Saturday along with Cowboy Church at 11 am on Sunday morning.  


Throughout the village you will find an Art Show at the Waterfront, boat rentals, quilter displays, weaving demonstrations, antique tractors and fire truck, mini boats and submarines, and more. Plus both the community pool and museum will be open. The museum will be hosting a Titanic Historical Display.  

Access to the grounds is free on Thursday and Friday but a Day Pass is required for the Saturday and Sunday where a Professional Rodeo produced by Rawhide Rodeo is held each day. Limited number of Day Pass's for Saturday or Sunday are on sale now either online or at select ticket depots. Bounce, live night time music and some pay per use items are not included in DayPass. 

Don't forget your ipads, ipods, e-machines and other mobile internet devices because this year the Upper Canada Rodeo is getting 'hooked up' with Wireless Internet thanks to RipNET limited.  

Stop by the Southway Hotel and Conference Centre's tent and have your say in the 'Cowboy Chat Room'.  

Sponsors include: RipNET Limited, Southway Hotel and Conference Centre, House of Lazarus, Topline Trailers and Equipment Sales, Capital Hoedown, Y101, Eastern Ontario Horse of Course Club, Township of North Dundas, Mike Deans Grocery Stores, Seaway Bathtub Reglazing, Village Antique and Tea Room, Pop Shop All Stars, Terrace Green Bed and Breakfast, Weagant Farm Supplies, Linda's Sewing Shop, Papa Gus Family Restaurant and Bar, Wubs Transit, The Gathering House, South Nation Conservation, Eastern Ontario Health Unit, Giant Tiger (Morrisburg), Upper Canada GM, Prehistoric World, Winchester Auto, Pioneer Gas Station (Winchester), Cave Creations, Andy's Foodland, Village Bin (Winchester), River Front Health Spa, Sandy Row Golf Club, Rose Quarter Horses and Training Center, Sunny Acres Barnyard Zoo, Dr. Kaboom, Eastern Ontario Home Inspectors, Giant Chess, Thompson Electric, Monast Backhoe & Haulage Services, John Brugman, WH MacSweyn Inc, Ritchie Feed and Seed and Alingview Stables. 


For more information on school/play group trips, events, entertainment, camping and accommodation options, to volunteer, become a vendor or partner, shuttle service, and more, visit  

This is an event that you don’t want to miss! 


Papa Gus's Family Drive In
160 Chesterville Queen
K0C 1H0
Country: ca



Papa Gus's has become the new home of the "Upper Canada Rodeo" in Chesterville.