To show appreciation for the support Rim Country residents have given the August rodeo over the years, Friday, Aug. 18 will be Family Night.
Tina Bruess, executive director of the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, said the purchase of one adult ticket will admit a second person free.
The special promotion tickets are available in advance of the rodeo at the chamber office, 100 West Main St., Payson, and at Corral West Ranch Wear, 220 East Highway 260, Payson.
The World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo will offer four performances at the Payson Event Center.
- 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 (gates open at 6 p.m.)
- 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 (gates open at noon)
- 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 (gates open at 6 p.m.)
- 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 (gates open at noon)
Ticket costs are:
- $14 for those 13 and older;
- $12 for senior citizens;
- $7 for those 5 to 12;
- those under 5 will be admitted free.
Residents can watch local competitors in barrel racing and pole bending at the Turn & Burn event Thursday, Aug. 17 and benefit the Payson food bank. Admission is a can of food.
The program started Aug. 9 and continues through September. The contest has all ages competing against one another. The entry book opens at 5:30 p.m. with the competition starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Turn & Burn series is presented by the Payson Parks and Recreation Department and will feature between 50 and 60 competitors.
More than 200 contestants, all members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will be in Payson to compete in the 122nd World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo's four performances.
For more information about the 122nd World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo in Payson Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18, 19 and 20, call (928) 474-4515.