Beaver Creek rodeo begins Thursday |

Beaver Creek rodeo begins Thursday

Vail Daily staff report
Beaver Creek, CO Colorado
Ric Stovall/Special to the Vail DailyVail Valley events: Each Thursday night the Beaver Creek Rodeo series features barrel racing, mutton bustin' and more.

AVON, Colorado – The Beaver Creek Rodeo gets underway again tonight at 5 p.m. and continues each Thursday night through Aug. 20 in Avon, Colorado.

The family-friendly, ski-town rodeo includes bull riding, calf and team roping, bareback, barrel and burro racing, and, for the little ones, mutton busting and calf scramble. Top chefs from Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley sell traditional Western barbecue and a variety of other items. Participating restaurants include Dusty Boot, Fiesta Jalisco, Moe’s Barbecue, Occasionally Keegan, Rimini and more.

The rodeo grounds are located at Traer Creek in Avon, just east of Chapel Square.

Event Schedule:

5 p.m.: Gates open

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Face painting

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Restaurant and vendor booths

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Rodeo events

6:15 p.m.: Bareback

6:30 p.m.: Calf scramble

6:45 p.m.: Team roping

7 p.m.: Mutton bustin’

7:15 p.m.: Barrel racing

7:30 p.m.: Burro racing

7:45 p.m.: Bull riding

This year’s rodeo royalty includes Queen Becca Bosworth, Queen Attendant Sarah Martin and Princess Maria Fernanda Gonzales. Bosworth attends Battle Mountain High School and serves as the vice president of the Horse Rangers 4-H Club. She also is a wrangler at Beaver Creek Stables and a member of Future Business Leaders of America, and the school’s ski and lacrosse teams.

Martin, also a Battle Mountain student, is president of the 4-H Club. Her other interests include snowboarding and gymkhanas competition. Gonzales attends Vail Christian High School where she is a member of the gifted students program. Her interests are volleyball, basketball, reading and writing songs.

Tickets to the rodeo are $20 for VIP seating, $15 for adults (ages 18-64), $10 for seniors (ages 65 and up), $7 for youth (ages 13-17), and children 12 years old and under are free. Tickets are available in-person in advance at the Beaver Creek Information Center or the evening of the event at the on-site rodeo box office.

Kids can get involved in the calf scramble and mutton bustin’. Height and weight limitations apply for mutton bustin’ and parents must sign a release for both events. Sign-ups will take place at the information booth from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the night of the rodeo. Other children’s activities include pony rides and face painting.

Free parking is available directly across the street from the rodeo grounds, with a one-minute walk to the site. Alcoholic beverages, pets, and glass containers cannot be brought onto the rodeo grounds. All bags are subject to be searched by security.

There will be no rodeo on July 30.

For more information about the rodeo series, call 970-845-9090 or visit Groups of 20 or more can contact the Beaver Creek Sales Department at 970-754-5762.

What: Beaver Creek Rodeo

Where: Traer Creek, Avon (east of Chapel Square)

When: Every Thursday through Aug. 20 (except July 30)

Cost: $20 for VIP seating; $15 for adults (ages 18-64), $10 for seniors (ages 65 and up), $7 for youth (ages 13-17), and children 12 years old and under are free

More information: 970-845-9090 or visit

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