In 1921, citizens of Burwell, Nebraska decided to put their community on the map with an annual community celebration. They chose to begin a rodeo, which reflected the western heritage of the town. The first rodeo was held in September of 1921, and since that time nearly every professional rodeo champion who has pulled on a pair of boots has tramped through the historic arena of Burwell. The PRCA rodeo in Burwell is one of the finest tourist destinations in the country with something for everyone in the family. From the classic rodeo events to popular added events such as the Wild Horse Race and Dinner Bell Derby, the action never stops. The Calamus Lake and Fish Hatchery are close by, along with historic Fort Hartsuff and so much more! Don't miss all the action in Burwell at Nebraska's Big Rodeo!