DATE: 1 September 2021

FROM: Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center, PO Box 37, 210 Verendrye Drive, Fort Pierre, SD 57532
CONTACT: Kalyn Eulberg, Executive Director, 605-494-1094, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

32nd Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner to be held November 6, 2021


The Casey Tibbs Foundation is pleased to announce that the 32nd Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. Advance tickets are required for this event.

Each year, the Casey Tibbs Foundation pays tribute to six individuals who have exemplified and contributed to the sport of rodeo in South Dakota. These individuals are nominated into six different categories, based on specific criteria, before going through a selection process. The Casey Tibbs Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 honorees are as follows:

Past Rodeo Great:  Dennis Hintz

Rodeo Cowgirl Great:  Jana Griemsman

Rodeo Cowboy Great:  Dugan Lebeau

Rodeo Promoter:  Donna Keffler

Ranch Cowboy Family:  The Jess and Edie Knight Family

Rodeo Animal Athlete:  Oakie with Cash (Louie)- owned by Lisa Lockhart

Ticket sales for the 32nd Annual Tribute Dinner start on October 1, 2021, and tickets for the event must be purchased in advance. Individuals may purchase tickets by phone or in person through the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. There are a limited number of tickets and, in years past, tickets have sold out in very short time frames.

The honoree’s photos and biographies are added to the permanent “Wall of Fame” each year, located in the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center. The Rodeo Center will be accepting nominations through May for the 2022 Tribute Dinner.

For more information, contact Kalyn at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center at 605-494-1094 or 605-222-3499.


2021 Honoree Reveal 


2021 MOC Champion Dawson Hay 





casey and mattie statues for web

The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center hosts both a multi-purpose conference center and a  historical museum devoted to the legendary sport of South Dakota rodeo.

In this classy two-level museum, you can see the extensive memorabilia of 9-time World Champion, Casey Tibbs, the spectacular trick rider of the 1920's, Mattie Goff Newcombe, and many other world champions from the state of South Dakota. We also display past and present rodeo aspects that range from the Little Britches, 4-H, High School Rodeo, College and beyond.

The Mattie Goff Newcombe Conference Center, located inside the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center, is a multi-purpose event room that can host a wide variety of events. Our conference center is available for half-day, full-day, or multi-day rentals. Included in the rental fee, you gain access to tables, chairs, a fully catering-equiped kitchen, and on-site beer, wine, and liquor licenses. Linen, decorating and bartending services are also available.

The Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center is a non-partisan, non-profit business. We do NOT favor for or against any political party. Our By-Laws prohibit the Rodeo Center from being used for political gain. Any filming in or around the Rodeo Center is not permitted without prior approval from the Executive Director. 


Click here for more information on the Conference Center.

Printable Forms:

2021 Cowboy Christmas Vendor Application/Contract


Casey Tibbs Bronze Replica


Engraved Brick


Tribute Dinner Nomination

Tribute Dinner Criteria

Tribute Dinner Nominating Committee 

Museum Hours: (central time)

Monday thru Saturday: 10am-5pm*
Sunday: 12pm-5pm*

*Holiday and event hours may vary*

Museum Admission Prices:
Adults: $6
Seniors: (55+) $5
Veterans: $4
Children Ages 6-18: $4
Children 5 & under: free
Price includes tax.
Bus tours welcome for reduced rate. Call to make appointment.

PO Box 37
210 Verendrye Drive

Fort Pierre, SD 57532

Coordinates: 44.356688   100.376962

Kalyn Eulberg, Executive Director: