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Rodeo ticket enables passholder access to the fairgrounds 2 hours prior to the rodeo start time of 8PM.
For roughstock events Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding a contestant's score is equally dependent upon his performance and the animal's performance. To earn a qualified score, the rider, while using only one hand, must stay aboard a bucking horse or bull for a full eight seconds. If the rider touches the animal, themselves, or any of their equipment with their free hand, the rider is disqualified.
For Saddle Bronc and Bareback Riding, a rider must "mark out" his horse; that is, they must exit the chute with their spurs set above the horse's shoulders and hold them there until the horse's front feet hit the ground after the initial jump out of the chute. Failing to do so results in disqualification.
During the regular season, two judges score a contestants qualified ride by awarding 0 to 25 points for the rider's performance and 0 to 25 points for the animal's effort. The judges' scores are then combined to determine the contestant's score. A perfect score is 100 points.
In timed events steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing and steer roping; cowboys and cowgirls at "the other end of the arena" compete against the clock, as well as against each other. A contestant's goal is to post the fastest time in his or her event. In steer wrestling and the roping events, calves and steers are allowed a head start. The competitor, on horseback, starts in a three-sided fenced area called a box. The fourth side opens into the arena.
A rope barrier is stretched across that opening and is tied to the calf or steer with a breakaway loop. Once the calf or steer reaches the head-start point — predetermined by the size of the arena — the barrier is automatically released. If a cowboy breaks that barrier, a 10-second penalty is added.
Please purchase rodeo tickets online prior to the start of the Fair. There will be no tickets at the door.
Wednesday August 30th - Saturday Sept 2nd. CPRA Finals Saturday night!
Sunday September 3rd - PBR Professional Bull Riders - A night full of the best riders on the best bulls!