Rodeo Schedule


116th Annual World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo takes place Aug. 17 through Aug. 20 at the Payson Event Center.

Thursday, Aug. 17

7 p.m. Women's Professional Rodeo (no roughstock)

Thursday admission is a can of food for Payson Food Bank

Friday, Aug. 18

7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

Saturday, Aug. 19

9 a.m. parade on North Highway 87

1 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

Sunday, Aug. 20

9 a.m. Cowboy Church, Event Center. Open to the public.

1 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

Gates open two hours before each performance

Specialty Act

Francisco Zamora and his high-steppin' horses


Barrel racing, bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling, calf roping

Additional Events

REACh program before every performance, Mutton Bustin' all performances.

Admission to PRCA Rodeo Performances

Adults: $12; Children: (6-12 years old) $7; Children 5 and under admitted free. Sunday tickets are 2-for-1, if purchased in advance. Tickets are being sold at the gate, the Mazatzal Casino, the Tonto Apache Market and all Rim country Circle K stores. Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards accepted for advance ticket sales at the Mazatzal Casino.

Parking is $2 per vehicle, and additional parking is free at the casino, with shuttle service to the rodeo grounds.

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