Welcome to the 16th Annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s & Equipment Operator’s Rodeo & Vendor Expo

May 11&12, 2018 at the Meadow Event Park

The member-owned Electric Cooperatives of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware are proud to present the 2018 Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo. This event will test the skills, the knowledge, the resolve and most importantly … the safety practices of equipment operators, groundmen and linemen!

This marks the 16th year of this great regional event. Thanks to participation by outstanding linemen and support from their home utility, their family members and their colleagues, this event just continues to grow every year. This growth reinforces our two primary objectives for the Rodeo: to showcase linemen and the incredible skills and safety practices they must demonstrate every day AND to give their family members and friends a chance to see their favorite linemen in action!

We’re delighted to have Terex Corporation once again as the naming sponsor of this year’s event, in cooperation with Ring Power Corp.

This year’s Rodeo will include the Terex Equipment Operator’s Rodeo, the always-popular and challenging climbing events, along with a variety of activities for family and friends young and old. There will also be the Vendor Expo, featuring dozens of displays by many of the leading companies that provide lineworkers and their utilities with equipment, goods and services.

We offer thanks to the Virginia Farm Bureau as we hold our Rodeo again this year at the VFB’s beautiful Meadow Event Park, home of the State Fair of Virginia.

We’re pleased to provide you with this opportunity to showcase your professionalism and skills in front of family, friends, co-workers, and the general public.


Registration for participants is open now! You can now register here online.

Vendor Expo Registration is now open! Click here to register online.

Awards Banquet information and tickets will be available soon. Check back often for updates.