Ranch Rodeo Saturday, August 3, Noon

Count on family fun at the
Western Heritage Ranch Rodeo. 


Horse catching, calf branding, team penning, calf roping, barrel racing, team doctoring, wild cow milking, & more. 


If you have never attended a Ranch Rodeo then you are in for a real treat.  Ranch Rodeo is an event that was re-created several years ago to return to the roots of rodeo when the first event was established in 1882.

The 1882 event, widely hailed as the first rodeo, was held in
North Platte, Nebraska, and produced by William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill).
Buffalo Bill incorporated trick riding and a number of other entertaining additions to the rodeo. The competition was about the ranches and who could be awarded the prize of being the best ranch in the rodeo.

Ranch-vs-Ranch contests gradually sprang up, and events were created that simulated what the ranch cowboys did for work each day on the ranch.  These rodeos were a gathering of ranch families and became a social function that was not only a competition but a time of visiting with each other and sharing their lives. 
As time went on, rodeo evolved and became a showcase of each individual cowboy rather than the team concept or the Ranch-versus Ranch competitions that were originally held.
Modern day Ranch Rodeo is a return to those times of sharing and friendly competition.   In today’s fast paced environment it is rare that one can go to a sporting event of any kind and see and feel the camaraderie and the friendliness that we feel at Ranch Rodeo.
So come on down to the Archuleta County Fair and watch ranch cowboys and cowgirls compete in horse catching, calf branding, team penning, team doctoring, and wild cow milking. 

$10 Admission with all inclusive fair access

Archuleta County Fairgrounds

344 U.S. Highway 84, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  The Fairgrounds are located just southeast of the Hwy 160 and Hwy 84 intersection.  Upon arrival, turn on to Mill Creek Road where traffic will be directed to the Fair's free parking lot. Handicap accessible parking is available.

Fairgrounds Admission

(event tickets are purchased separately)

Cash or Check accepted

Children 3 and under FREE

Daily: 

Adults $4

Children 4-12  $2

All Week:

Adults $12

Children 4-12  $6

Contact

Fair Manager: Terry Schaaf

T: 970.264.5931, ext. 0
E: info@archuletacountyfair.com

Rodeo Admission

(includes Fairground Admission)

Cash or Check accepted

Fri or Sat: 

All Ages $10

All Week:

All Ages $25

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Photographer:  Pagosa Photography