Santa on the Square July 4th at Park Rodeo Pictures

Community Calendar




May 8th-9th - 58th Annual Saint Jo Rodeo.  The Rodeo begins at 8:00 p.m. and is held at the Saint Jo Riding Club Rodeo Arena on Highway 82.  Mutton Bustin will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the gate.  Children 8 years old and under are free.  


Saint Jo Rodeo is now partnered with Montague County Relay for Life during our rodeo in May. We will have a "Pink Out" on Friday night and a "Green Out" on Saturday night. Wear either color in support of cancer awareness on those designated nights!


Contestants please visit   to register.  Also, please visit our web site at or find us on Facebook at For other rodeo and/or parade information, you may contact Melissa Chaffin at 940-366-0826 or email


May 9th - Rodeo Parade.  Parade will begin at 5 p.m. All riding clubs, businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the parade. Please contact Rocky Roberts, parade marshal, for more information at


2015 Saint Jo Rodeo Queen

Saint Jo Rodeo Queen's Contest is open to girls ages 13-21 who live within 100 miles of Saint Jo.  The contest is based on 25% horsemanship, 25% appearance, 25% personality and 25% ticket sales.  All girls are required to sell a minimum of 50 tickets.  The new Rodeo Queen will receive a trophy trailer.  Scholarships are awarded to 1st and 2nd runner up as well as many individual prizes. 


2015 Saint Jo Junior Rodeo Queen

Open to young ladies 12 and under, this contest is also based equally on horsemanship, appearance, personality, and ticket sales.  The Junior Rodeo Queen will receive a trophy saddle.  Individual prizes will also be awarded for the winners of each division.  


2015 Saint Jo Princess Contest

The  princess contest, open to girls 8 and under from Montague and Cooke Counties.  Girls do not have to own a horse or know how to ride a horse for this contest.  This contest is based only on ticket sales. 


For more information on the Queen or Princess contests, contact Debbie Lucas at  940-284-5688 or email at  




July 4th - Fourth of July.  The City of Saint Jo, the Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce and the Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department will once again sponsor a July 4th  Fireworks show at Boggess City Park, beginning at full dark, around 9:00p.m.  Live music, free watermelon and a concession stand begin at 6:00pm. 


The Saint Jo Youth League will be sponsoring a 3 on 3 sand volleyball tournament, horseshoe pitching, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, and a coed softball tournament.  You may sign up for any of these events at The Gas Station in Saint Jo, or by calling John Jones at 940-230-5981 or Christy Bennett at 940-284-5850.


The annual Old Jo's Firecracker 5K Run is not scheduled for 2014, but will be back again in 2015.


A patriotic children's parade will begin at 7:00pm.  The parade will go from the town's square up Howell Street to the First National Bank pavilion in Boggess Park.  Prizes will be awarded for the best patriotic costume and float. Contact Mindy Hobbs for more info at 940-531-8716.  Games for children will begin at the park following the parade. 


Pre-show entertainment will also start at 6:00pm with live music by Quick Draw.  The Chamber of Commerce will continue its tradition of free watermelon which will be served by the Montague County Child Welfare Board.  The concession stand will have hot dogs, hamburgers and other refreshments for purchase.


The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the thirteenth annual July 4th Freeze-Off at 7:30pm.  Teams are invited to prepare homemade ice cream.  The winners are chosen by popular vote and independent judges after tasting all the ice cream.  The Freeze-Off grand prize of $150, second place award of $100 and third place award of $50 will be awarded to the Montague County non-profit youth group of the winning team's choice. To register your entry call Randie Burton at 940-995-2964.


Bring your lawn chair and join us in the park for an evening of food, fun, games, music and fireworks. 



December 5th - The Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual “Santa on the Square” program and Christmas Parade. This year’s event will include a lighted parade, a Chuck Wagon, goodie bags for the children, refreshments on the plaza, and a visit from Santa! The Saint Jo Elementary School Choir will be performing and local businesses on the square will be open.


The parade will begin at 6:00pm.  This year's theme is "Have a Chisolm Trail".  Entries for the parade will need to be submitted by December 1st.  All entries must be lighted.  Parade rules and regulations will be received when you turn in your entry.  Prizes will be awarded:  Grand Champion $150, Best Mechanical entry $100 and Best Horse drawn entry $100. 


The Chamber is holding a drawing for over $2,000 in prizes that will be drawn at Santa on the Square. Tickets are $2.00 each or 6 tickets for $10.00. Tickets will be available at First State Bank, the Saint Jo City Hall, Saint Jo ISD administration office and at Santa on the square on December 6.


The Chamber invites everyone in the Montague county and surrounding communities to attend.  Click on the link above for pictures of prior years event.  For additional information please contact Larry Smith at 940-995-2668. 





Places to Rent

Saint Jo Chamber Building

On the downtown square, available to rent for reunions, birthday parties, baby showers etc.  Cost is $50 day, $30 half day and a $20 deposit for cleaning. Call Terry Fender 940-995-7237 to rent the building.


Saint Jo Civic Center

On the downtown square, available to rent for reunions, birthday parties, baby showers etc.  Cost is $40 day, $25 half day.  Call Quinton Conyers at 940-995-2521 or Gerald Boyd at 940-995-2659.


Clubs and Organizations

Saint Jo Century Club

The Century Club meets the first Thursday of months September through May.  The meetings are at 7:00pm in the Chamber Building on the square.  For more information, please contact Dianne LeClair 940-995-2464.

Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber meets the last Monday of every month at noon, in the Chamber Building on the square.  Lunch is served.  For additional information please call the Chamber at 940-995-2337. 

Saint Jo Historical Preservation Society

The Historical Society was formed to promote an appreciation of the history and heritage of Saint Jo.  This society appoints members to the Historic Preservation Advisory Board of the City of Saint Jo and works on several projects throughout the year.  For questions or additional information please contact Donna Howell-Sickles at 940-995-9447.  

Lions Club

Local service organization that helps the community.  The Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at noon at First United Methodist Church.  For questions or additional information please contact Sharon Coleman at 940-995-2439.

Saint Jo Riding Club

The Riding Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Rodeo Arena or the Civic Center depending on the weather.  Membership dues are $5.00 a year.  Please contact Rodeo President Randall Flusche for additional information.

Saint Jo Youth League

Sponsors fall football, summer baseball and spring soccer teams.  Check the paper for sign up times.  For additional information please contact Mitch Brockman, Christy Bennett or Debbie Poyner.







Please contact the Chamber at 940-995-2337 or email to add an event to the Calendar.



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