Get A Taste Of The Wild West In New York At The Gerry Rodeo, The Oldest Rodeo East Of The Missippi
By Lisa Sammons|Published July 14, 2021
Lisa loves animals and has dogs, rats, cats, guinea pigs, and snakes. She is passionate about animal rescue and live music - traveling across the country to see a favorite band is a pretty regular occurrence! Being out hiking in the woods enjoying the scenery with her beloved dogs is another favorite hobby, and also checking out the Pokemon Go scene in whatever city she happens to be in at any given time (coffee and dog leash in hand). You can reach Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may feel like New York is pretty far from the old wild west. After all, we’re right on the eastern coast and in many of our cities, you may notice a distinct lack of cowboy hats. But did you know that New York is home to the oldest consectively-running rodeo east of the Mississippi River? The little town of Gerry in Chautauqua County is small on population, with only about 2,000 residents. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in fun with their annual rodeo!