• Ticket Information

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    Three Rodeo Performances

    • Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 pm
    • Friday, May 3 at 7:00 pm
    • Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 pm


    Gates Open to the Tailgate Beer Garden and Marketplace at 5:00 pm (Thursday and Friday), 4:00 pm (Saturday)

    Doors Open to the Arena at 6:00 pm each night

    General Admission Seats are located on bleachers and are first come first serve.

    Reserved Seats are available next to the arena on both sides. These are padded seat back chairs on tiered decking.

    Children 3 & Under are free and do not require a ticket.

    Parking is $20 on site.  Purchase a parking pass in advance with your tickets and save $3.

  • VIP Experiences

    VIP Ticket - $100

    • If you want the Royal treatment this is the ticket for you! Only 26 tickets sold for each day. Must be 21 years or older. This is a walking tour.



    • Front Row VIP Box Seat
    • Cowboy Hospitality Room access (Food and Drinks before the Rodeo)
    • Behind the Chutes Tour (starts at 5:00 pm)
    • Special commemorative VIP lanyard
    • Drink ticket for the Tailgate Beer Garden outside



  • Tailgate Beer Garden and Live Music!

    Join us before each rodeo performance for food, drinks, and games. Stop by the Tailgate Beer Garden for live music and dancing after the rodeo. There's something for everyone!

    All free and open to the public.

    Open Thursday & Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

    Open Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

    LIVE music after the rodeo at 9:00 p.m. each night in the Tailgate Beer Garden. Free Admission!


    Thursday - Damien Gunn Band

    Friday - Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders

    Saturday - Jimmy Harris Band

  • Pre Rodeo Party

    Kentucky Derby Watch Party

    Come down early on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. for the Kentucky Derby Watch Party. Be sure to wear your best hat for the hat contest. Enjoy mint juleps and food from local food trucks.  There will be fun and games for everyone as you watch coverage from the Kentucky Derby, post time is 5:57 p.m. Just in time to head into the Rodeo when doors open at 6:00.

  • Rodeo Tailgate Parties

    Want to have a group outing but don't want to do all the work? Have your own private party at the Rodeo! This package includes a hot catered meal and drinks in a furnished tent space and a ticket to the rodeo. All you have to do is show up and entertain your guests!

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  • Mutton Bustin'

    Mutton Bustin' is open to anyone between the ages of 4 and 7 and under 55 lbs.

    12 riders will be selected to ride each night. All riders will receive a blue ribbon and the champion of each performance will receive a huge trophy.

    Mutton Bustin' costs $20 per ride and does not include rodeo admission or parking fees.

    Helmets and vest will be provided, you are allowed to bring your own vest and helmet.

    No ropes allowed.


  • Local Marketplace

    Local vendors will be onsite, selling their homemade, one of a kind items. The marketplace will be open from 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm on Thursday and Friday and from 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm on Saturday.

    If you are interested in being a vendor at this year's rodeo, please contact [email protected]

  • Prohibited Items

    These substances and objects include, but are not limited to:

    • Firearms
    • Weapons
    • Knives
    • Outside Food or Beverages
    • Illegal Substances
    • Coolers
    • Audio/Video Recording Equipment
    • Professional Cameras (External Flashes, Removable Lenses, etc)
    • Skateboards, Scooters, Bicycles, Roller Blades
    • Drones
    • Laptops and Laptop Bags
    • Selfie Sticks
    • Laser Pointers



The American Royal Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). Members of these associations can compete in the rodeo by entering.


Cowboys and cowgirls across the country are trying to make it to the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) held in Las Vegas in December, based off of the money they have earned during the season. This makes the American Royal Rodeo an important stop for the contestants to earn more money.


$45,000 is up for grabs at this one up, three day rodeo! $5,000 will be awarded in each event.