Mutton bustin’ will be held prior to each night of rodeo.
Sheep riders must be between the ages of 4-7 and weigh no more than 55 lbs.
Registration begins at 6:30 pm at the booth on the northeast corner of the grandstand, across from the east concession stand.
There is no registration fee.
Parents/guardians must sign a waiver; helmets and vests are provided for the participants to wear.
Mutton bustin’ starts at 7:15 pm for each night of rodeo August 5-7.
Free barbecue on Thursday, August 5 for all rodeo ticket holders. Held prior to the rodeo. Sponsored by the Phillips Co. Farm Bureau, High Plains Farm Credit, Phillips Co. Kansas Livestock Association, Farm Bureau Financial Services and Prairie Land Electric Cooperative.
Tough Enough to Wear Pink night at the rodeo is Thurs., August 5. For every fan wearing pink to the rodeo that night, $1 is donated to the Hope in the Heartland fund. Several sponsors match the rodeo’s donation; those sponsors are Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, McClain Farms LLC, Rodgers and Associates Insurance Co., and Farmers State Bank.
Since the program started fifteen years ago, over $110,000 has been raised and more than 100 people have been helped financially.
The parade through downtown Phillipsburg takes place at 2 pm on Saturday, August 7.
Horse riders are allowed to ride in the grand entry if they are a member of a saddle club. They must wear a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat, and only one person per horse, please.
Dance under the stars to The Dirty Bourbon band after the rodeo on August 6 and 7. The dance starts at the end of the rodeo and takes place at the rodeo grounds.
Associate memberships allow the purchaser to enjoy a dinner for 2 on Wed., August 4 prior to slack, reserved VIP parking each night of the rodeo, and the chance to win cash! First place wins $10,000, second place wins $2,500 and third place wins a trip for two to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo!
Memberships can be purchased starting in early July from First National Bank and Trust, Cliff’s Welding, Matteson Motors and any rodeo committee member. Only 300 associate memberships are sold each year.