It's a tri-state area tradition and one of the biggest and best rodeo's you'll find.

The Mark Twain Lake Rodeo is back July 4, 5 and 6 at the Warren G. See south spillway area below Clarence Cannon Damn, near Monroe City, Missouri. Rodeo events begin at 8pm nightly, rain or shine. Plenty of food and drinks will be served. No coolers are allowed.

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The Rodeo Queen Contest is at 4pm July 4. A large fireworks display will take place on July 6. There will even be live music and dancing.

Advance tickets are on sale for $12 at these locations...

Abel's Quik Shops

Hickman's IGA in Paris and Perry

Cannon Dam General Store on Route J

Rustic Oak Cabin Steakhouse, Route J

Blackjack Marina, Route J

Farmer's Elevator, Monroe City

South Fork Resort, Hwy 154

Poage Auto Center in Hannibal

Buckman's Convenience Store in Monroe City

EE Convenience Store & Grill, Route EE

East Edge Express in Mexico

County Market in Hannibal, Palmyra, Bowling Green, Mexico and Vandalia

Monroe City Amoco

The Hitching Post, Route J

Boyer's Western Wear in Quincy

Shilby Tire & Wheel in Columbia

Larry's Boots in Columbia

Children 6 and under are admitted free.

Join The Mark Twain Lake Rodeo on facebook here.

The event is sponsored in part by KICK-FM