Beaver Creek’s Rodeo Series kicks off Thursday
BEAVER CREEK — The Beaver Creek Rodeo Series begins Thursday for the 14th season. Cowboy boots, hats and cheers will be in the air as this family-friendly summer tradition returns with events, food, drinks and a kids’ zone. The Beaver Creek Rodeo will take place every Thursday night starting June 25 through Aug. 13, except for July 23.
New this summer, ranch saddle bronc riding will be added to the event lineup. Ranch saddle riding is similar to other bucking bronc events. However, the horse must be saddled as it is for daily use on a ranch, rather than with a rodeo-specific model. Other events include bareback and saddle bronc riding, the kid-friendly calf scramble and mutton bustin’, team roping, barrel racing, guest-event burro racing and the bull riding competition.
Rodeo gates open at 5 p.m. each Thursday with the grand entry and national anthem beginning at 6 p.m. Rodeo tickets can now be purchased in advance at BeaverCreek.com/Rodeo or by visiting the Beaver Creek Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village until 3 p.m. the day of the rodeo. Tickets may also be purchased at the rodeo beginning at 5 p.m. The rodeo takes place rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.
• VIP: $25 (youth, senior and adult) VIP seating includes premium bull riding viewing, east-facing seats (facing away from the sun), upgraded restrooms and an additional bar location.
• General admission: $20.
• Seniors (65-plus): $15.
• Youth (13-17): $10.
• Kids (12 and under): Free.
Pre-rodeo activities start at 5 p.m. and include pony rides, face painting and bounce house, as well as kids’ event registration for mutton bustin’ and the calf scramble. Mutton bustin’ is $25 per child and open to 15 participants weighing 50 pounds or less and measuring 50 inches or less. The calf scramble is free and open to 100 kids ages 7-12. Burro racing is open to anyone 18 or older and each rodeo allows three three-person teams. Teams race to grab a burro and then must push, pull and ride it to one end of the arena and back. Burro racing is $25 per team and registration is onsite.
The Beaver Creek Rodeo grounds are located in Avon behind Chapel Square at Traer Creek. Free shuttle service to the rodeo is available through Beaver Creek’s Dial-a-Ride Service, from both Beaver Creek Village and The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. 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 are not permitted on the rodeo grounds.
For more information on the Beaver Creek Rodeo Series visit http://www.BeaverCreek.com or call Beaver Creek at 970-754-4636.
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