One of the premier rodeo events held in the Southwest! This is a week long event that is kicked off by the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo Parade held every year in downtown Vinita. Every evening is filled with action packed events such as Girl's Barrel Racing, Bare Back Bronc Riding, Steer Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Bull Riding & Team Roping. This is a fun event for the whole family.
John Harrison and team are affectionately know as "The Clown Family" among rodeo fans and professionals. You rarely see John at a rodeo with out his tribe. He and his wife, Carla have had 4 children. Addy, their oldest is embarking on a fun journey of her own. She interviews contestants & personnel and
then asks them questions kids want to know about. Caz, their son, is often dressed just like John entertaining and doing flips during the mutton busting. The father - son duo have opened the WNFR 3 times. Next in line would be Billie, a daughter that is an angel in Heaven now. Capping off the crew is the youngest girl, Charlee.
John comes by the family aspect honestly, while he is a noted rodeo clown and barrelman, his late grandfather was rodeo legend, Freckles Brown. (Freckles rode the "unrideable" bull Tornado, the subject of Western Music songs, and was a World Champion Bull Rider) John was around rodeo and rodeo people his whole life. John became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999, as a trick and roman rider, and trick roper. He later diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card
John has worked rodeos from coast to coast and has made 8 appearances at the prestigious Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, three times as a specialty act performer and five times as a barrelman, and he's headed back this year for his 6th time! 2012, 2014, 2015, 2020 John picked up the coveted award of Comedy Act of the Year. He brought home the gold buckle that represents his achievement as Coors Man in the Can 3 times . He feels blessed to be doing what he loves and with those he loves at his side.