Beaver Creek Rodeo
Dust off your cowboy boots and tack on some spurs as the Beaver Creek Rodeo returns starting on Thursday, June 28th. Located in Avon behind Chapel Square with free shuttle service from the covered bridge in Beaver Creek Village.
The full line up of classic rodeo events include bronc riding, calf scramble, team roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, bull riding and burro racing. Bring the whole family for pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull, western fare and a wide range of barbecue offered by Vail Valley restaurants beginning when gates open at 5 p.m. Yee Haw!
2012 DATES (Thursday nights):
July 5, 12, 19
August 2, 9, 16
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gates open at 5:00pm for kids event sign-up and pre-rodeo activities (pony rides, face painting, mechanical bull, dinner, etc), rodeo events begin at 6:00pm.
Tickets may be purchased at the Beaver Creek Information Center up to 3:00pm on the day of the rodeo, or onsite at the rodeo beginning at 5:00pm.
For questions regarding the rodeo call (970) 754-4636.
Tickets must be purchased in person (no telephone or mail order) except for groups of 20 or more who can order advance tickets through Beaver Creek Group Sales, telephone (866) 395-3185, no later than one week before the rodeo the group wishes to attend takes place.
Please note that the rodeo takes place rain or shine and tickets are therefore non-refundable. Tickets are not dated other than with the year so a ticket is good for any rodeo held during the summer.
BE A PART OF THE ACTION:
- Kids may sign up for Mutton Bustin’ and the Calf Scramble each Thursday night once the Rodeo gates open.
- Adults ages 18 and up can put together a team of three and compete in the Burro Racing competition.
Sign up for all three of the above events at the information tent just inside the gates.
DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS:
Bareback Bronc Riding – To win this event, the cowboy must hang on to the bucking bronco with just one hand and endure 8 long seconds of whiplash, whirling, and twirling.
Calf Scramble Kids - The first five buckaroos to capture ribbons from the tails of a group of friendly calves win prizes!
Team Roping - Two cowboys, a header and a heeler work together to catch a steer as fast as possible, earning points for their skill and speed.
Mutton Bustin’ - The youngest cowboys and cowgirls show their stuff in this Rodeo favorite. The buckaroo who holds onto his or her wild-n-wooly sheep the longest brings home a trophy!
Barrel Racing - Elegant riding and precise timing are the keys to winning this intense competition which consists of sprinting into the arena and tightly turning around three barrels.
Burro Racing - For Moms and Dads – create teams of 3 to test your donkey handling and riding abilities!
Bull Riding - In this dangerous event, bull riders must overcome 2,000 lbs of angry animal angst for 8 exciting seconds.
For a vendor application, please call Jean Dennison at the Beaver Creek Resort Company at (970) 845-5896.
For more information call 970.754.4636
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Beaver Creek Resort is a major United States ski resort near Avon, Colorado, run by Vail Resorts. The resort comprises three villages, the main Beaver Creek Village, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead to the west. The resort is owned and operated by Vail Resorts which also operates three other resorts in the state (Vail, Breckenridge, and Keystone) and Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar at Tahoe at Lake Tahoe. Beaver Creek is a regular host of Alpine skiing World Cup events.
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