City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: Jan. 11, 2008
Goodyear Rodeo Days
A heck of a Good-Old-West time
GOODYEAR, AZ – The Estrella Mountain Regional Park Rodeo Grounds will be home to three days of fast paced rodeo action February 15 through 17. Male and female contestants will compete in roping, bulldogging, saddle and bareback bronc riding, bull riding, and barrel racing. Top Senior Pro competitors compete in this sanctioned rodeo event, located in the beautiful Sierra Estrella Mountains with incredible views of the Valley below.
“Slack Day” is Friday, when admission is free and there is no charge for arena activities. Gates open at 11 a.m. and competition runs from 2 to 4 p.m.
Gates open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The rodeo begins at 2 p.m. and ends at about 4 p.m. Admission on the weekend is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and military, and $4 for youngsters four to 12 years of age. Children younger than four are admitted free.
During Saturday’s intermission, teams of local business people will vie for top honors in the annual Corporate Calf Dressing Contest. It’s a kick watching these “city slickers” try to put clothes on a calf. A BBQ dinner under the stars with entertainment and dancing immediately follows the rodeo at 6 p.m. on the rodeo grounds, and costs $6 per person.
Sunday’s intermission feature the Boot Scramble for three- to five-year-olds, as they search the arena for their pint-sized boots.
The Estrella Mountain Regional Park Rodeo Grounds is located in Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Take I-10 to Estrella Parkway and go south across the Gila River Bridge. Turn left on Vineyard and follow the signs to the Indian Springs entrance.
For more information call the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce at (623) 932-2260.