2018 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days

Our invitational championship Rodeo promises edge-of-your-seat excitement featuring many of the best athletes in the business, along with a variety of other traditional western events sure to please the whole family. Fans of all ages will enjoy all the action! Grounds open at 4:00 p.m.—come early, skip the traffic, and enjoy the family-friendly pre-show fun, including mutton bustin’ tryouts, pony rides, mechanical bull rides, a climbing wall and much more! Also, be sure to swing by the Coors Roadhouse Saloon right after the Rodeo to enjoy live music each night! American Freestyle Bullfighting is back and better than ever, taking place at the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and night performances, with the finals taking place at the Saturday matinee.

And there’s no better way to kick off Rodeo season than with the 78th Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade! Taking place on July 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Colorado Springs (on Tejon, from St. Vrain to Vermijo), this beloved Western cultural event is FREE to watch and fun for the whole family. Money raised by parade entries and the parade program goes directly toward assisting our local military and their families.

Interested in participating in the Parade? Check out the following links:

Click here to download the Parade registration form and Parade staging rules and regulations

Rodeo Dates: July 11-14, 2018
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Times: 7:00 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday nights, 12:30 p.m. Saturday matinee
Tickets on sale: Tickets will be on sale, online starting March 1, 2018. Click the Tickets Page for more details. Parking is FREE!


More fun at the rodeo

Mutton Bustin’

Is your child 4-9 years of age and 50 pounds or less? Then bring ’em on down each performance of the Rodeo to try their luck at mutton bustin’!

Dates: July 11-14, 2018
Prelims: Starts at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday–Saturday nights and 10 a.m. for the Saturday matinee
Finals: Takes place at each performance
Cost: $10 for Prelim rides, $10 to ride again in the Finals if selected. Bring the completed form and fees with you the day your child competes!
Contact: Mutton Bustin’ Inquiries
Click here to download the 2018 registration form


Hank’s Club

An exclusive club created for couples who enjoy rodeo and Western traditions and believe in the institutional principles of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. By investing through their memberships, Hank’s Club members help to continue the success of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and its support of our local military and their families for generations to come.

For more information:
Contact: Hank’s Club Inquiries
Click here to download the Hank’s Club membership benefits card

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