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THE WORLD'S OLDEST CONTINUOUS RODEO

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For over 140 years the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo has never missed a beat. The August Rodeo is steeped in tradition and holds dear the title of "best small town rodeos in the world." From bull riding to team roping the weekend is jammed packed full of family fun and bucking broncos. You will see a full PRCA rodeo with the following events:

Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Women's Breakaway, Mutton Bustin and Jr. Steer Riding.

Tickets are subject to availability and may not be available for purchase at the gates. It is always advisable to purchase online.

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RODEO SCHEDULE

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SATURDAY - August 12, 2023 - RODEO WEEK KICK-OFF

Head over to Rim Country BBQ from 1-4PM on Saturday to kick of rodeo week!

WEDNESDAY - August 16, 2023 - CHAMBER MIXER - PAYSON EVENT CENTER

Come enjoy our Chamber Mixer at the Payson Event Center from 5-9PM. Dinner served at 5:30PM!

THURSDAY - August 17, 2023 - 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 can answer questions on or to take sign ups. Stalls can be purchased under the resources tab.  Credit cards are required for stall purchases along with a refundable cleaning fee. Tickets can be purchased under the "ticket" tab or use the "Contact Us" tab to reach the Payson Pro Rodeo Committee!

 

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 18, 2023  - PERFORMANCE

Wrangler Bucking Center - 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

FRIDAY NIGHT - August 18, 2023  - BOOTS & BLING DANCE

Boots and Bling Dance featuring Western Fusion

Starts after the last bull bucks!

Free for rodeo attendee's!

$5.00 cover charge. Under 21 must be accompanied

by a parent or legal guardian

SATURDAY DAY- August 19, 2023 - PERFORMANCE

Coca –Cola Family Day: Giveaways Family Day Pricing Gates open @ 11 AM Performance @ 1PM

SATURDAY NIGHT - August 19, 2023 - 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. (Show ID)

SATURDAY NIGHT - August 19, 2023 - BOOTS & BLING DANCE

Boots and Bling Dance featuring Western Fusion

Starts after the last bull bucks! Free for rodeo attendee's

$5.00 Cover Charge if not attending the Rodeo

Must me 21 or over or accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

 

Food Vendors will be open!

A FEW IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

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  • WHAT EVENTS WILL I SEE AT THE RODEO?
    Bullriding, Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Saddle Bronc, Women's Breakaway, Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin and more.
  • PARKING
    $10.00 cash per vehicle payable upon entry to the Payson Event Center. Parking is limited and subject to availability. Overflow parking is available across the highway at the Casino. Drop off for handicap is available. Please mention this to the parking attendants and they will direct you. As with any venue, handicap parking is limited.
  • SUBJECT TO SEARCH
    All bags and backpacks are subject to be searched.
  • VENDOR INFORMATION
    For vendor information, please click here.
  • STROLLERS
    No strollers in the bleachers. Stroller parking areas are provided below the bleachers.
  • PETS
    No pets allowed unless it is an ADA service animal.
  • ALCHOHOL RESTRICTIONS
    No liquor/liquids in or out of the rodeo grounds, this includes water bottles. These items can be purchased at the rodeo grounds.
  • CANOPIES & UMBRELLAS
    No canopies or oversized umbrellas allowed in the stadium seating during performance.
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
    The Rodeo is happening rain or shine! Regardless of the weather, the show must go on! Refunds will not be issued due to weather.
  • COOLERS
    No coolers allowed on the Rodeo Grounds.
  • WEAPONS
    No weapons are allowed at the Rodeo Grounds.

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