City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: Feb. 13, 2008
Saddle up for Goodyear’s Rodeo Days,
BBQ and Dance
GOODYEAR, AZ – Break out your cowboy boots and head to the Rodeo Grounds at Estrella Mountain Regional Park for Goodyear’s annual Rodeo Days this weekend.
Admission is free on Slack Day on Friday, Feb. 15. This is the time for professional rodeo competitors who are not competing in the Saturday and Sunday events to show their stuff. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 11 a.m. Rodeo events and competitions begin at 2 p.m. and end around 4 p.m. Admission on the weekend is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (60+) and military, $4 for youngsters five to 12 years of age, and free for children younger than five.
Saturday evening brings a chance to dine and dance under the stars. The Western-style BBQ dinner and entertainment is just $6 per person and includes your favorite taste treats and toe-tapping country music sounds.
Saturday and Sunday events feature male and female professionals competing in roping, bulldogging, saddle and bareback bronc riding, bull riding and barrel racing. Only top Senior Pro competitors compete in this sanctioned rodeo event.
Entertainment during the intermissions on both days is sure to bring a smile to the face of every spectator.
During Saturday’s intermission, teams of local business people will vie for top honors in the annual Corporate Calf Dressing Contest.
Sunday’s intermission features the annual Boot Scramble, as children from three to five years of age race across the arena in search of their pint-sized footwear.
The Estrella Mountain Regional Park Rodeo Grounds is located in Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Take Interstate 10 to Estrella Parkway and go south across the Gila River Bridge. Turn left on Vineyard, go past the main entrance to the park and follow the signs to the Indian Springs entrance.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or prior to the event in the lobby of Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Rd. For more information, visit Goodyear’s website: goodyearaz.gov or call 623-327-3798 or 623-932-3910.