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2017 Gaff•n•Go Rodeo Information
| 2017 Equipment Operator's Rodeo Registration Packet | 2017 Lineman Rodeo Registration Packet | Judge's Form |
| Gaff•n•Grill | Events Agenda | Awards Banquet | Hotels |
| '16 Journeyman Scores | '16 Equip. Operator's Scores | '16 Apprentice Scores | Photos |

2017 Rodeo Events Information

All events will be held at the Meadow Event Park and are generally open to the public.

May 19, 2017
The Gaff-n-Go Equipment Operator's Rodeo and Vendor Expo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Registration and Information for this event is available here.

May 20, 2017
The Gaff-n-Go Lineman's Rodeo from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration and information for this event is available here.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site using cash or credit cards.
ATM on site.
Participants are welcome to bring their own dry snacks and water.

No firearms or alcohol are permitted on site. Leashed dogs are allowed on the outside grounds. Please do not bring animals inside the buildings. No smoking or e-cigarettes allowed inside the buildings.


2017 Rodeo Events Information

T-Shirt Exchange
Whether or not your team has designed a special t-shirt to enter into our design contest, please be sure to bring extra t-shirts with your company or team name on them to swap with other linemen at the Gaff-n-Go Rodeo. There'll be opportunities for swapping during Registration on Friday, AND also before and during the AWARDS BANQUET on Saturday evening! So bring different sizes of your team's or company's t-shirts and be prepared to get some great shirts from other teams!

Best T-Shirt Contest
Be sure to bring your t-shirts to enter our "Best T-Shirt Contest" and to trade with other utilities! T-shirts will be judged on spirit, design and originality.



Gaff-n-Grill BBQ Cook-off Competition

We are inviting all of you Grilling Gourmets out there to compete in the “Gaff-n-Grill” contest. Yes, there will be a winning team, but the Rodeo Judges will also be winners! The meat grilled will be the main course at the Judges Dinner on Friday night, May 19.

Please click here for rules and registration information.

This year there is a non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 per team. Each team will receive two commemorative Gaff-n-Go T-shirts, two hats, two tickets for lunch on Friday, two tickets for the Judges BBQ Dinner on Friday evening and two tickets for Saturday’s Awards Banquet, where the winning team will be announced. Extras can be purchased using the team registration form.



Events Agenda

Friday, May 19, 2017
Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA

10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Equipment Operators Rodeo Judges Meeting

10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.  Equipment Operator’s Rodeo Participant Registration (No registration before 10 A.M.)

10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.  GAFF-n-GO EXPO (Doors Open at 10 A.M. Sharp!)

10:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Lineman’s RODEO Participant Registration (contestants and judges) – Team Members and Apprentices must pick up rodeo packets and sign releases.  All three team members must register.

10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.  Collectible T-shirt & Hat Sales

11:15 A.M.  Equipment Operator’s Opening Ceremony 

11:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Equipment Operator’s Rodeo COMPETITION BEGINS

NOON  Expo Lunch (free to participants and judges; guests may purchase food)

3:00-5:00 P.M. CPR Apprentice Practice

4:00 P.M.  Lineman’s Rodeo Judges Meeting - Part 1 (All Judges & Assistants)

5:00 P.M.  Linemen’s Rodeo Apprentice Written Test (All Judges)

5:45 P.M.  Gaff-n-Go Judges Meeting & Meal - Continued - Part 2 (All Judges & Assistants)


Saturday, May 20, 2017
Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA

7:00 A.M.   Contestants at the arrive Meadow Event Park (Building opens at 7 A.M.)

7:45 A.M.  Lineman’s Rodeo Opening Ceremony (and instructions to participants)


10 A.M.-2 P.M. Petting Zoo, Balloons and Face Painting


At the Hilton Hotel and Spa Glen Allen, VA

5:00 P.M.

6:45 - 7:30 P.M. Altec Sponsored Safety Speaker: Nate Humphrey

7:30 P.M. Rodeo Awards Presentation: Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s & Equipment Operator’s Rodeos

8:30 P.M. Conclusion and Congratulations



Awards Banquet

BANQUET TICKET FORM - Sign up by May 5 to avoid the price increase!
Please make plans to join us at 5 p.m. on May 20 to celebrate the Gaff-n-Go Rodeo.

Will be held at the
Hilton Richmond Hotel at Short Pump
12042 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23233



Hotel Room Block Information

Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond
4100 Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA  23060
Phone Number: (804) 421-1600
Website: http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/homewood-suites-by-hilton-richmond-west-end-innsbrook-RICWTHW/index.html


Reservation Cut-Off Date: May 5, 2017
Rate: $104.00/per night Single or Double standard room (plus tax)
Booking Code: AOE
To make a reservation: Copy and paste the link (above) into your Internet browser, enter your arrival and departure dates and then click on the continue button.

Hotel Quick Facts:
• Full hot breakfast
·Hot breakfast buffet
·Full dinner buffet reception Monday – Thursday, with complimentary beer & wine
·Complimentary shuttle service to any location within 5-7 mile radius
         Shuttle runs until 7:00 p.m.
·internet access in rooms
·Hilton Honors Rewards Program
·Exercise Room
·Fully equipped kitchen in all rooms
·Outdoor pool (seasonal)
·Check-in after 3:00 p.m. & check-out is Noon
·Cancellation:  24-hours before the day of arrival to avoid penalty
·No Smoking (beginning mid-2015)
·Service animals welcome


Wingate by Wyndham
13991 North Gayton Road
Richmond, VA  23233
Phone Number: (804) 421-1600
Website: www.wingateshortpump.com/

Reservation Cut-Off Date:  April 18, 2017
Rate: $109/King (Standard or Deluxe) or $113/King (deluxe with Pull-Out Sofa)
Booking Code: Gaff N Go
Cancellation Policy: Cancel 72-hours prior to arrival without penalty.
To make reservations: Call hotel direct at (804) 421-1600 and reference booking code.

Hotel Quick Facts:
• Full hot breakfast
• High speed internet in room
• Parking
• Shuttle service within 5-mile radius
Check-in after 3:00 p.m. & check-out by Noon
Indoor pool and jacuzzi
Refrigerator in room
Microwave in room
Keurig single-cup coffee maker in room
On-site fitness center
Wyndham Rewards Program
Service animals allowed
No smoking rooms available


SOLD OUT Hilton Hotel & Spa
12042 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23233
Phone Number:  (804) 364-3600
Website: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-richmond-hotel-and-spa-short-pump-RICWSHF/index.html

Reservation Cut-Off Date: April 27, 2017
Rate:    $122.00
Booking Code:  VMDAEC
Cancellation Policy:  Cancel 72-hours prior to arrival without penalty.
To make reservations: http://www3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/search/findhotels/index.htm

Hotel Quick Facts:
• Complimentary parking and high speed internet in room
• Check-in after 3:00 p.m. & check-out by Noon
· Hilton Honors Rewards Program
· Aura Spa and Salon
· Exercise Room
· Indoor pool
• Service animals allowed
• No smoking rooms available




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