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The NFR Open at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo promises edge-of-your-seat excitement featuring over 200 of the most talented contestants in the business, along with a variety of other traditional western events sure to please the whole family. Grounds open at 4:00 p.m. for evening performances and 10:00 am for matinee performances, and parking is FREE! Come early, skip the traffic, and enjoy vendors and kid-friendly activities in the PPOBR Fan Zone—and be sure to stick around after the Rodeo for live music and dancing in the Coors Roadhouse Saloon.

The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo has been a Colorado Springs tradition since 1937, showcasing top rodeo talent and providing wholesome entertainment for area residents and visitors to the region. Since 1946, the proceeds from the Rodeo have gone to support local military and their families with quality-of-life initiatives, and this practice continues to be the main mission of the organization.

Rodeo Dates: July 11-15, 2023

Location: Norris Penrose Event Center

Times: 7:00 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday evenings, 12:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday matinees

Tickets: Visit the Tickets page for more details. Parking is FREE!

Mutton Bustin, Fan Zone and Vendors

Mutton Bustin'

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

Dates: July 11-15, 2023

Prelims: Starts at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday nights and 10 a.m. for the Friday and Saturday matinees

Finals: Takes place at each performance

Cost: $12 for Prelim rides and $20 to ride again in the Finals if selected. Note: you must bring the completed form and fees with you the day your child competes! You can also register on-site. Pre-registration is NOT required!

Contact: Mutton Bustin’ Inquiries

Resources:

Mutton Bustin’ Registration Form

Mutton Bustin' FAQ

Fan Zone and Vendors

There’s lots to do before the Rodeo begins. Grounds open at 4:00 p.m. for the evening performances and at 10 a.m. for matinee performances. Mutton bustin’ preliminaries or try-outs are a fan-favorite and tons of fun for the whole family—more detailed information is available on this page if your child is interested in competing! Plus there’s pony rides, longhorns, a barrel train, a petting zoo, roping demos, and even a horse-drawn wagon!

With vendor booths on the north and south sides of the arena, you’ll see a wide array of unique goods to shop, from hats and authentic western wear to souvenirs. Vendors and concessions offer plenty of options for meals, snacks, and drinks.

Resources:

Mechanical Bull Waiver Form

Things to Do

While You're in Town for the Rodeo

Colorado Springs (or “the Springs” as we say in these parts) is one of the nation’s most scenic cities and boasts a full slate of can’t-miss attractions. Be sure to check out a few while you’re here!

Plan Your Visit

Colorado Springs is also home to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Headquarters, a multitude of high-profile National Olympic Governing Bodies and National Sport Organizations, the Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.

Learn more about Colorado Springs

Simple parking, stress-free check-in, and an easy-to-navigate terminal. Learn more about all that the Official Airport of PPOBR has to offer!

Fly COS!

And be sure to stop by PeakRadar.com for other cool arts and culture happenings in the community!

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