Reno Rodeo: complete events schedule
The Reno Rodeo is right around the corner. Running from June 16-25, there are tons of rodeo events to attend. Here is your comprehensive list of events for the duration of the Reno Rodeo:
Sunday, June 12
Cattle Drive: The 2016 Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive kicks off in Doyle, Calif. The drive itself takes four days, with the steers and buckaroos hitting town at high noon on June 16 at the corner of Oddie Boulevard and Sutro Street.
Wednesday, June 15
Reno Rodeo Kick-off Concert: Grammy-nominated artist Billy Currington, along with Canaan Smith and Rudy Parris, take the stage at 7 p.m. in the Outdoor Rodeo Arena. Tickets are available here. Advance tickets cost $45.50 for general-admission floor and $35.50 for reserved grandstand seating. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the concert for an additional $5 dollars a ticket.
Thursday, June 16
Xtreme Bull Riding: The Xtreme Bull Riding tour makes its stop at the Reno Rodeo. With 40 of the best bull riders in the world, and 40 of the world's toughest bulls, this is an event that you do not want to miss. Admission pays for your whole seat, but you'll only need the edge of it. The event is being held at the Reno Livestock Event Center Outdoor Arena from 7-10 p.m.
Businessman Steer Decorating: Twelve teams of two people each attempt to tie a ribbon to the tail of the steer. The team that decorates their steer the fastest wins the round. To participate, you can sponsor a team for $100 or jump into the action and participate as a sponsored team member. Businesses who sponsor the event will be listed at the main rodeo gate the night their team performs. Their name also will be announced during the event, which runs from 7-10 p.m.
Mutton Bustin': A great event for the kids, the Reno Rodeo Mutton Bustin' is an event for the whole family to enjoy. Participants, ranging in age from 5 to 7 years old, attempt to ride a sheep across the arena. The event runs from 7-9 p.m.
Bareback: During the event, riders attempt to hold onto their horse, one handed, for eight seconds. The event will take place from 7-10 p.m.
Bull Riding: Participants attempt to stay on top of their bucking bull for eight seconds. A highlight of any rodeo, riders will be judged on proper technique. The event takes place from 7-9 p.m.
Saddle Bronc: Riders hold on tight as the massive bronco attempts to throw them off. The event takes place between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Steer Wrestling: Participants begin on their horse and must catch and wrestle the steer to the ground. The event runs from 7-9 p.m.
Team Roping: Watch as each team of two, known as a "header" (who ropes the front of the steer) and the "heeler" (who ropes the steer's back legs) work together to tie down their steer the fastest. The event runs from 7-10 p.m.
Tie-down Roping: Watch as participants chase down and rope their calf. The event runs from 7-10 p.m.
WPRA Woman's Barrel Racing: Contestants enter the arena at full speed and goes through a clover-leaf pattern around barrels stationed around the arena. Riders trigger a digital eye when they enter the arena, and again when they are finished, which records their time. The event runs from 7-9 p.m.
Friday, June 17
2016 Reno Rodeo Championship Drill Team Competition: Twelve teams will compete in this year's drill competition. There are three drill divisions; Junior (all riders younger than 18 as of Jan. 1, 2016), Senior (all riders older than 18 as of Jan. 1, 2016) and mixed (riders of all ages). Awards will be given to the three best teams in each division, as well as a prize for the grand champion. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Patriot Night: Friday night is Patriot Night -- don't forget to wear your red, white and blue.
Saturday, June 18
Reno Rodeo Parade: The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will proceed down Virginia Street from Arroyo Street to California Avenue.
Sunday, June 19
Cowboy Church: Cowboy Church will be held on June 19 and June 25 during the Reno Rodeo at the Reno Livestock Event Center Outdoor Arena. Cowboy Church runs from 9-10 a.m.
Don't forget that June 19 also is Father's Day.
2016 Extreme Mustang Makeover: Mustangs and their riders, having only worked together for 100 days, compete in conditioning and handling ability trials to narrow the field down to the top 10. Once the field has been established, the top 10 will compete in the freestyle finals, where teams perform routines that they have choreographed and set to music, with props and costumes. Preliminary competition begins at 9 a.m. June 18. The finals will be held at 1 p.m. June 19. After the finals, the Mustangs will be available for adoption through a bidding process.
Monday, June 20
BFI Team Roping Competition: The 39th annual Bob Feist Invitational Team roping classic will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an estimated $689,000 purse.
Monday night is Jack Daniel's night.
Tuesday, June 21
Reno Rodeo Invitational Team Roping: High-stakes team roping at its finest. Teams will compete for a $1,000,000 purse. The event will begin at 8 a.m.
Tuesday is Man Up Crusade Night, Wear your purple for advocacy to stop domestic violence.
Wednesday, June 22
Ladies Only Ride-In and Roping: Come down to the Reno Livestock Events Center and Indoor Arena for the Ladies Only Ride-In and Roping. Admission is free.
Wednesday night is Wolf Pack Night.
10th Annual Lita Scott Reno Rodeo Barrel Race: Watch as competitors from all over the country go head to head for a $10,000 purse. The event also gives back to the community by helping to support the Reno Rodeo Foundation and The American Cancer Society. The event will start at 9 a.m.
Friday, June 24
Friday night is Pink Night. Wear your pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
Saturday, June 25
Saturday is Kids' Day. Here's a full list of vendors and events.