We are sorry to announce the 18th Annual Gaff-n-Go Lineworker’s Rodeo & Vendor Expo
scheduled for May 15 & 16 has been canceled in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We hope you will continue to check back here for updates and
we look forward to another great event in 2021.
While others run from the storm, lineworkers run to it. That’s their job, and it requires a remarkable skill set — steadfast dedication, attention to safety, job expertise and a spirit of cooperation.
Those talents, and much more, will again be on display at our 18th Annual Gaff-n-Go Lineworker’s Rodeo & Expo this year.
And you can be a part of it. Join us for the Gaff-n-Go on May 15 and 16 at Meadow Event Park (home of the Virginia State Fair) in Doswell, Va., just north of Richmond. (Click here for directions)
Highly skilled lineworkers from up and down the east coast will use the latest equipment as they compete in action-packed events based on traditional tasks and skills. From bootlaces to cross arm braces, equipment locks to stringing blocks, and electric drills to rescue skills, you will find it at our Gaff-n-Go!
The Gaff-n-Go Lineworker’s Rodeo attracts hundreds of friends, family members and spectators who watch with bated breath as lineworkers from multiple states ply their trade in a competitive yet friendly environment.
The rodeo is a one-of-a-kind chance for lineworkers to test their abilities against their peers. It also provides an opportunity for the public to see what it takes to be a utility lineworker — skill, agility, strength and respect for safety procedures. The top finishers will stake claim to a coveted spot in the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Kansas this fall.
Join us in the heart of Central Virginia to meet and compete with the “best of the best!” Bring the family and enjoy an action-packed weekend. A maximum of 60 journeyman teams and individual apprentices from Cooperatives, Investor-Owned Utilities, Municipals and Contractors will round out the competition, so participants should register early!
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. We hope to see you at the 18th ANNUAL GAFF-N-GO LINEWORKER’S RODEO AND EXPO!
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2019 TEREX Gaff-n-Go Lineman's & Equipment Operator's Rodeo
2019 International Lineman's Rodeo
2019 Gaff-n-Grill Competition
Drone footage from 2019 Annual Gaff-n-Go Rodeo
Click the video below for a thank you message to the utility and communications providers around the world from NISC.