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2014 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days

Celebrate our community’s rich Western heritage with Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days. This invitational championship Rodeo boasts a unique combination of traditional rodeo events, along with a variety of other acts sure to entertain. 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, gold panning, pony rides, mechanical bull rides, and much more! Also, be sure to swing by the Coors Roadhouse Saloon right after the Rodeo to enjoy live music each night!

Date: July 9-12, 2014
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Time: 7:15 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday nights, 12:45 p.m. Saturday matinee

Tickets on sale now! (see Tickets page for more info), May 15, 2014 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center box office.

Parade

The 74th Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade is July 8, 2014, in downtown Colorado Springs (on Tejon, from St. Vrain to Vermijo). Free to watch and fun for the whole family, this beloved Western cultural event kicks off the annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in grand fashion. Money raised by parade entries and the parade program goes directly toward assisting our local military and their families.
Date: July 8, 2014
Location: Downtown Colorado Springs
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Download the Parade registration form

Mutton Bustin’

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

Date: July 9-12, 2014
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Prelims: Starts at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday–Saturday and 10 a.m. for the Saturday matinee
Finals: Takes place nightly and at Saturday matinee
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.
For more information:
Contact: Mutton Bustin’ Inquiries Or click the following link for answers to common questions!

Download the Mutton Bustin’ Registration/General Information form

Kiddie Dress-Up Review

Join us for the 66th Annual Kiddie Dress Up Review!

Date: July 5, 2014
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Time: Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.; Contest begins at 10:00 a.m.

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Wild Cow Milking

Are you ready for two minutes of pure pandemonium? Make sure to check out the Wild Cow Milking competition each night of the Rodeo! This event pits brave teams of four against a cow that may or may not be in the mood for milking. The rivalries are almost as fierce as the cows, with different military teams claiming bragging rights over the years. Don’t miss this crowd favorite! Note: Military (or Military affiliated) and First Responder Teams have precedence until 20 June in the Team selection process, all others will be placed on a waiting list and will be selected based on date of Registration form submission.

Date: July 9-12, 2014
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Time: Takes place nightly and at Saturday matinee
For more information: Contact, Kevin Estrem

Chili Cook-Off

Check out the Chili Cook-Off, where local Military and First Responder Teams, as well as some local companies, are in it to win it. Be there to find out who has the best chili in town – cast your vote! Winners will be selected by Peoples’ Choice, Judges’ Choice, and Overall Winner.

Date: July 12, 2014
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Cost: $10 per person (sample from as many stations as you like—one full size)

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Blue Jeans & Brass Gala

Polish up your boots and plan to attend the sixth annual Blue Jeans & Brass Gala. You’ll enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a live auction, and dancing – all for the benefit of our local military and their families.
Date: May 10, 2014
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Cowgirls & Cocktails

Girls Only! Shop the wide array of goodies at each booth, dine on great ‘eats’ from Summit Catering, and enjoy cocktails served by cowboys in pink! There’s a live auction and tons of fun! And the proceeds directly help women in our community who are facing cancer. This fundraising event is in its seventh year.
Date: June 5, 2014
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center – Indoor Arena
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $55 until June 1, 2014/$75 after June 1, 2014

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Street Breakfast

See you at the 54th Colorado Springs Street Breakfast on June 18. It is the official send-off for the Pikes Peak Range Riders as they begin their annual ride. The breakfast is prepared and served by Fort Carson volunteers. The $5.00 breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, milk, coffee, and juice (and is free for children under five). All proceeds from the breakfast go to benefit local military charities.

Date: June 18, 2014
Location: Pikes Peak & Tejon, Downtown Colorado Springs
Time: 5:30 – 9 a.m.
Cost: $5 – children under 5 eat free!

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