The second annual Keystone State Charity Rodeo rides into Diamond 7 Arena, Dillsburg Pennsylvania from June 22nd to 24th and is an all-inclusive family-friendly unique rodeo experience and community event. Men, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and their straight allies will be competing equally in all rodeo events.

During the rodeo weekend there will be a junior rodeo on Friday night for youth participants ages 12 to 18; an IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association) sanctioned rodeo each day both Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30 am; vendors, events, and activities for kids; and line dance lessons and a country dance on Saturday night. The rodeo weekend will feature some traditional rodeo events such as bull riding, barrel racing, and calf roping, and includes some unique rodeo events, such as goat dressing, the wild drag race, and steer decorating.

A portion of the rodeo proceeds will go directly to our charity partner, the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania, serving the region’s diverse, multi-county LGBT population.

The rodeo thanks the following sponsors: Baltimore’s Rowan Tree Lounge, Weichert Realtors, Baltimore OUTloud, Leon’s, and Harrisburg’s Central Voice, the Philadelphia Gay News, and both the Keystone State and the International Gay Rodeo Associations.

Want to help? The rodeo is looking for volunteers. Volunteers are required to complete a four hour shift and will then be able to enjoy the rodeo after their shift for free. Volunteers also receive a free t-shirt.

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The Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association is a tax-exempt non-profit that promotes the country / Western lifestyle and rodeo events within the LGBTQ community and among their allies. The KSGRA is a member association of the International Gay Rodeo Association.

Author Profile

Adam Romanik
Adam Romanik is the owner of Computer Solutions for Less, an IT consulting business. Adam has over 15 years experience working in the both the IT industry and libraries and has worked as an adjunct instructor at several educational institutions. Adam earned both a Bachelors & Masters degree in Library Science from Clarion University, has earned 24 graduate credits towards a second masters degree in Information Systems and is an MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer).

Adam Romanik is also the president and founder of the Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association. He actively competes both on the International Gay Rodeo Association Circuit as well as locally in the mid-atlantic region.