Rooster Crow

A National Event That's Not For the Birds

Rooster TrailsSince 1953, Rogue River has been crowing. It was started as a clever (silly) way to let folks know that Rogue River is a town....not just a river! The contest has grown into a full weekend community event which includes a car show on Sunday. People travel long distances just to participate in this annual event in hopes of earning the famed title. No ROOSTER? No problem. The Human Crow contest is for those whom wish to personally get active. See official rules for both contests below or in the Kiwanis Rooster Crow booklet which is published each year.

Saturday begins with the Rooster Crow Run/Walk. Entries are accepted the day of the event.

At 10:00am is the Rooster Crow Parade. Businesses, Churches, social and civic groups, antique cars, tractors, adult and junior riders, youth and adult entries parade down main street for the best home town parade in Southern Oregon. Sure, it's hokey but why not! It's just a whole lot of fun. Want to be in the parade? No problem! The cost to enter is $20 which helps defer the costs for the trophies. This is small town America and no one does it better than Rogue River! (Parade winners are announced at the Rooster Crow arena at 2:00 pm.)

After the parade is over, wander over to the concessionaires, vendor booths, food booths located in the Umpqua Bank parking lot, First street and Rooster Crow Arena. At 2:15pm is the Human Rooster Crow Contest. 

If you are interested in commercial or non-profit booth space, please contact the City of Rogue River at (541) 582-4401.

Rooster Crow Contest official rules:
The rules are simple.  Each person can enter one rooster; the rooster must remain in the cage throughout the contest.  An impartial judge is assigned, and the tallying begins at 2:45pm.  No mechanical, electrical, physical or chemical stimulants or devices are allowed. Moreover, Roosters cannot be mistreated or abused.  Each Rooster has 30 minutes to crow his heart out.  The assigned judge keeps a tally of each cock-a-doodle-doo crowed in 30 minutes. A cash prize is given to the winner.

2016 Rooster Crow Winners:

1st 31 crows - Princess Buttercup, Owner: Scott McFarland
2nd 26 crows - Ruger, Owners: Angel & Elizabeth Howard
3rd 22 crows - Foghorn Leghorn, Owner: Anna Lake
4th 13 crows - David Crowie, Owner: Velah Costello
5th 9 crows - Russel Crow, Owner: Russ Anderson

Human Crow Contest official rules:
Anyone can enter. People of all ages give their best crow for the microphone.  Winners are selected based on crowd response.  There is no entry fee for the Human Crow, just bring your best voice and let'er rip.

2016 Human Crow Winner: Rudd Howell (returning 2000 winner)

2016 Car Show Winners:
People's Choice Winner: Ted and Lisa Booth - 1942 Cadillac Club Coupe Sedan
Best Racing Theme Winner: Brenda Conniff - 1936 Ford V8

2016 Parade Winners:

Theme Related (Rooster Trails)
1. Personalized Grooming by Tarey
2. Chicks on Trikes
Adult Riders
1. Tarasco Mexican Restaurant - Rider
2. Old Guard Riders
Junior Riders
1. Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo
Golden Shovel
1. Jackson County Sheriff Posse
2. Tarasco Mexican Restaurant
Non-commercial Float
1. Grace Baptist Church
2. Habitat for Humanity
Commercial Float
1. Stop Pest, Pest Elimination
2. Tarasco Mexican Restaurant
Marching Units
1. State of Jefferson
2. VFW Color Guard
Youth Entry
1. World Changers
2. Rogue River Martial Arts
Adult Entry
1. Rogue River Belles
2. Ruffles and Rogues
1. Rust Relics Tractor Club
2. Edge Branch 9
Antique Auto – Individual
1. Dick Ellington
2. Ted & Alice Booth
Antique Auto - Group
1. Rogue River Ole Volks & Folks
2. Southern Oregon Corvette Association
Judges Choice
1. La Fleur Bouquet Rocking Rooster
2. Evans Valley Fire District

CAL-ORE Race Winners:
1st #17 Jesse Reinhart of Grants Pass
2nd #B-200 Roger Sanderson of Hoopa, California
3rd #007 Jeff Lewis of Grants Pass
4th #20 Michael Dickson of Willow Creek, California
5th #11 Dereck Ely of Grants Pass

Thank you to the major sponsors of the 2016 Rooster Crow

Weekend Sponsors
Abby’s Legendary Pizza
Bradley Realty
City of Rogue River
Foothill Estates
Heuertz & Monen
LiL Pantry
Murphy Plywood
Pacific Power & Light
Rogue River Chamber of Commerce
Southern Oregon Sanitation
Spitz Agency - Farmers Insurance
Star Collision
State Farm - Dean Stirm
Subway of Rogue River
Tarasco Family Restaurant
Umpqua Bank

Saturday Only Sponsors
Main Building Supply
Rogue River Family Practice Clinic
Jeremy Sibet, Licensed Real Estate Broker, John L Scott

Car Show Only Sponsors
Best Western Inn at The Rogue
Edward Jones Investments – Bryan Dorsey
Southern Oregon Credit Services