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It’s Reno Rodeo Time

Reno Rodeo Mutton Busting 2007Reno Rodeo Mutton Busting 2007: photo by dave_laplante. The Reno Rodeo, also known as the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” has come back for its 89th year to the Reno area. A 10-day event filled with non-stop action and fun, fans will be clapping and cheering on their favorite cowboy or cowgirl as they compete in events for monetary prizes totaling more than $550,000.

Cowboys and cowgirls around the nation will compete in eight PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) – sanctioned events each night – Bareback, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Mutton Bustin', PWBR Barrel Racing and Bull Riding – in front of a predicted 120,000 fans.

The Reno Rodeo is in town from June 19 through June 28 and is located at the Fair Grounds inside of the Rodeo Arena, next to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. The rodeo will kick off Thursday night with PRCA Xtreme Bulls, where 40 cowboys and 40 bulls will compete for a purse of $40,000. The exhilaration will get not only the cowboys' heart pumping but will also get the crowd's adrenaline going.

Tickets are available at tickets.com, at a participating Raley's grocery stores or by calling 1.800.225.2277. Tickets range from $10 to $25, depending on the day of event and seating locations. There are discounts available for a couple of the events: Sunday, June 22, with a valid military ID, there is a discount of $5 off of general admission. Monday, June 23, is the senior citizen discount for $5 off general admission for those 65 years old and more. Tuesday, June 24, children under 12 years old can receive $5 off of general admission tickets. Pre-sale tickets only.

However, if tickets are bought on the day of the event, prices raise $2 and no discounts are given. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 7 p.m. each night. For more information, please visit www.renorodeo.com.

Parking is available at the rodeo grounds, located on Wells Avenue. With of the amount of people attending the rodeo and because of road closures, it is advised to arrive early and to bring your patience. Don't worry, the rodeo will make up for the headache.

The Reno Rodeo is considered the fourth richest PRCA tour rodeo and is one of the many stops during the Wrangler Summer Rodeo Tour.

  • Posted by Heather Lara on June 19th, 2008