• The 2024 fair book can be found under "About Us" at the top of the web page. The hobby building only section can also be found under "Events" and "Hobby Building".
  • Please note that IL Highway 17 in New Windsor will be closed for an hour during the parade that is being held on Thursday, August 15th, at 5pm.

Steer Wrestling

Established in 1939

Steer Wrestling involves two cowboys, two horses, and one horned steer. The steer wrestler or dogger is set in the box behind the barrier, which gives the steer a head start. The dogger calls for the steer to be released, and then must pause slightly before leaving the box as in the calf roping. The hazer's job is to keep the steer running in a straight line throughout the arena. This allows the dogger to ride up beside the steer and jump onto its head and horns. The dogging horse must then accelerate past the steer to clear itself from the dogger and steer. The cowboy then throws the steer to the ground with all legs pointed in the same direction. This is when time stops. Steer wrestlers must be very physically fit to accomplish this daunting task.