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


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.


Mechanical Bull Waiver Form