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Come to this fun family event in September!

September 18, 2020, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
PG&E Livermore Training Center
7205 National Drive
Livermore, CA

Join us in September to view some of the world's most talented Linemen and Apprentice Linemen show their skills. They'll climb poles, work with live-line tools and perform a simulated rescue. Safety is the most important factor for each event. Linemen who perform safely and quickly, win! Top teams and apprentices will go on to compete in the Annual International Lineman's Rodeo later this year.

Interested in participating as a competitor, judge or sponsor/vendor? Sign up starting June 1 under the Registration tab. Registration ends August 30.

Bring the kids

PENDING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Besides the exciting linemen events, we'll have a rock climbing wall, face painting, a prize wheel, tool displays, free snow cones and more.

Just show up and enjoy

No tickets or sign-up are required.

  • Admission is free.
  • Lunch will be available for purchase.

Competitors: Linemen teams and apprentices

Got what it takes to do your company and your union proud? Teams and apprentices are encouraged to sign up. The application deadline is August 30.

Teams must include two Qualified Electrical Workers (QEWs). The third team member may be a QEW, a Miscellaneous Equipment Operator (MEO) or an Apprentice. Note that your team groundperson cannot climb during an event.

Teams will compete in:Apprentices will compete in:

Hurt Man Rescue

Apprentice Exam

Pole Climb

Hurt Man Rescue

Mystery Event 1

Pole Climb

Mystery Event 2

Apprentice Mystery Event 1

Apprentice Mystery Event 2

Your judges are volunteers who are or have been qualified linemen.


We need JUDGES!!  This event requires 60-70 judges.  If you are or have been a journeyman linemen, you qualify!  Just complete the application.  We will send you a confirmation E-mail with event details and other judges' information


Reserve exhibit space at the Rodeo through a sponsorship: Bronze ($500), Silver ($1000) or Gold ($2000). The application deadline is August 30. Your sponsorship will help underwrite food, refreshments, kids' activities and items for the Rodeo's raffle. $500 from each Gold sponsorship will be awarded as a scholarship for the Northwest Lineman College. The scholarships will be presented during the awards ceremony with recognition of the donor.

In addition, if your company is a supplier of hand tools, lineman supplies, clothing or other items a lineman or attending families might enjoy, the committee would greatly appreciate your product donations for the raffle.

Sponsorship Package Details





Includes tent, 6’ table, two chairs, and lunch

Bronze Package + Single Activity Sponsorship (name and logo on signage)

Bronze Package + Scholarship Donation (presented during awards with recognition of donor)

Exhibit setup starts at 6 a.m. All vehicles must be out of the booth area by 7:30 a.m. One 10 x 10 easy-up tent, one 6’ table, two chairs and lunch for two will be provided with each booth. For anything other than a standard tent display, or if you need special accommodations, please email us at