Tri-County Pro Rodeo comes to Harvard

On July 26 and 27, the Harvard chamber and Harvard’s Events Committee will team up to host the second annual Tri-County Pro Rodeo at Milky Way Park. 

This has been a new and exciting opportunity for our businesses in and around three different counties to promote and advertise their products and services. It is a unique way that the city and chamber can utilize their resources by using a variety businesses and services to help their growth and stimulate the economy at the same time.

Our Grand Champion Partner is Harvard Chevy Buick-GMC. Hooves to Heal, our Therapeutic Riding Sponsor, will demonstrate each day their business using horses as a medical treatment for disabled children and adults.

Other members and partners taking advantage of this spectacular marketing event include Mercy Harvard Hospital, Harvard Wal-Mart, Subway of Harvard, Seimers Cruise Inc., Jones Meat Market LLC , Signcrafters, Soberg Windows & Doors, Woodstock Harley-Davidson, New Balance Shoes of Crystal Lake, Brown Bear Daycare, Northwest Herald, Dean Foods and Twin Garden Farms.

Local vendors will provide tasty treats, games and activities before and during the rodeo.

This event is the only professional rodeo in McHenry County. Last year, more than 193 contestants competed in bareback riding, barrel racing, bronco riding, team roping, bull riding and much more. 

The State Line, sponsored by Hometown Landscaping, will perform Friday and Saturday night immediately following the rodeo and local performers will entertain the crowd Saturday.

Tickets for the rodeo are $12 for adults and $8 for kids in advance at our partners’ locations or online at

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Welcome our newest members: Jones Meat Market LLC, Plum Tree Golf Course, Stingers Bar & Grill, Harvard Egg & Feed, Harvard Education Foundation, Salvation Army, Brady’s Jewelers, Anytime Fitness, Give Me A Break Cleaning, Ellison Plumbing & Heating, Cripple Creek Ranch, Soberg Windows & Doors, Carlson Halpren CPAs, Harvard Milk Days and Trinity Lutheran Church.

Special thanks to our renewed members: Harvard Nursery, Aero Industries, Steel Heart, Northern Illinois Girl Scouts, Hartwig Plumbing & Heating,

For more information about our members or upcoming events visit us at

• Crystal Musgrove in executive director of the Harvard Chamber of Commerce.

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