You will see all of the below events at each performance!

Photo Credit:  James Bruner 

WORLD'S OLDEST CONTINUOUS RODEO

For over 130 years the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo has never missed a beat.  Many consider it the oldest rodeo in America.  Steeped in tradition it is one of the "best small town rodeos in the world."  Read more history>>

Schedule of Events

Thursday - August 18, 2022 - Women's Cactus Series Barrel Racing


Gates open @ 5 PM
Performance @ 6 PM
Admission (1) can of food
For more information and to enter for the Barrell Racing for Thursday night, please contact Nancy Jane 520-975-6325 or email at saltriverrodeocompany@gmail.com. Please do NOT contact Nancy for Friday and Saturday events. Thursday night is the only event that she is can answer questions on or to take sigh ups. Tickets can be purchased under the "ticket" tab or use the "Contact Us" tab to reach the Payson Pro Rodeo Committee! For Mutton Bustin please contact Chapman Auto at 100 North Beeline Highway during business hours and the phone number is 928-474-5261. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM - 6 PM and Saturday 8 AM - 5 PM. Questions about the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo, please contact us using the 'contact us' tab! Parking is free for this event. Please bring a can or can of food for entry. This will be donated to the local food banks. Various food and merchandise vendors are available at the rodeo grounds. Adult beverages are available for purchase from the Payson Pro Rodeo Committee. Must be 21 years or older and comply with the Arizona Liquor Laws.




Friday Night - August 21, 2022  - Performance


Tough Enough To Wear Pink - Wear your pink shirt to show your support for breast cancer awareness
Gates open @ 5 PM
Performance @ 7 PM
Proceeds to benefit local breast cancer awareness programs
You will see a full PRCA Rodeo with the following events: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bullriding, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Women's Breakaway, Mutton Bustin and Jr. Steer Riding. Parking is $5.00 cash per vehicle payable upon entry to the Payson Event Center. Various food and merchandise vendors are avalable at the rodeo grounds. Adult beverages are available for purchase from the Payson Pro Rodeo Committee. Must be 21 or older and comply with the Arizona Liquor Laws. Join us immediatly after the rodeo for the Official Payson Pro Rodeo Boots and Bling Dance at the Payson Event Center. Free for rodeo attendee's! Coming to join us for the dance, $5.00 cover charge. Under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian




Saturday Day - August 20, 2022 - Performance


Coca –Cola Family Day: Giveaways
Family Day Pricing
Gates open @ 11 AM
Performance @ 1PM
Parking is $5.00 cash per vehicle payable upon entry to the Payson Event Center. You will see a full PRCA (Proffesional Cowboy Association) Rodeo with the following events: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bullriding, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Womens Breakaway Roping, Mutton Bustin' and Jr Steer Riding. Various food and merchandise vendors are available at the rodeo grounds. Adult beverages are available for purchase from the Payson Pro Rodeo Committee. Must be 21 or older to purchase and comply with the Arizona Liquor Laws.




Saturday Night - August 20, 2022 - Performance


Special Patriot Performance - Wear your red, white and blue to show your patriotism Gates open @ 5 PM
Performance @ 7PM
Active Military receive free admission for general admission seating. Parking is $5.00 cash per vehicle payable upon entry to the Payson Event Center Various food and merchandise vendors are available at the rodeo grounds. Adult beverages are available for purchase from the Payson Pro Rodeo Committee. Must be 21 or older to purchase and comply with the Arizona Liquor Laws. This is a full PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) Rodeo. You will see the following events: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bullriding, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Women's Breakaway Roping, Mutton Bustin' and JR Steer Riding. Join us right after the rodeo for the Official Payson Pro Rodeo Boots and Bling Dance at the Payson Event Center. Free for rodeo attendee's! Coming just for the dance, $5.00 Cover Charge. Under 21 - must be accomanied by a parent or legal guardian




August 18, 19 and 20, 2022





Mutton Bustin/JR Steer Riding - 2022


Registration will open teh Monday after July 4th. Please contact Chapman Auto Center to sign up by calling 928-474-5261 or visiting them at 100 North Beeline Highway during their business hours, Monday through Friday 8AM - 6PM or Saturday 8AM - 5PM.





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There are a few things to remember so that it is a safe and enjoyable time for everyone.

1.  No liquor/liquids in or out of the rodeo grounds, this includes water bottles.  These items can be purchased at the rodeo grounds

2.  All bags/backpacks are subject to search.

3.  No weapons allowed.  (Knives, guns or explosives).

4.  No strollers in the bleachers.  Stroller parking areas are provided below the bleachers.

5.  No Coolers allowed

6.  No pop up canopies or oversized umbrellas.

Bull Riding
Bull Riding

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Saddle Bronc Riding
Saddle Bronc Riding

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After Parties and Dancing
After Parties and Dancing

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Bull Riding
Bull Riding

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3 Days of Action

Packed Events

AWARD WINNING

 Named the "Best Small Town Rodeo" by True West Magazine in
2011

 

WPRCA "Best Rodeo Footing" Turquoise Circuit 
 2019

 

Named "Best of the Rim
2017 & 2018

Copyright -  Dennis Fendler