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Everything you need to know about the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

Posted at 2:23 PM, Jul 09, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is hosting the NFR Open this week from Tuesday to Saturday.

Colorado will be showcasing its Western roots as they will see cowboys and cowgirls from around the U.S., Canada, and Mexico take the stage and show why they're the best around.

With over 1 million dollars in payouts, these riders are here to compete for it all. Alongside the cash prizes, the riders will be able to define their careers and prove what it takes to become a champion.

There will be evening performances starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday located in the Norris-Penrose Event Center.

On Friday and Saturday, you can also watch matinee performances beginning at 10 a.m.

Performances will have eight events in this order:

  • Bareback Riding
  • Breakaway Roping
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Tie-Down Roping
  • Barrel Racing
  • Bull Riding

If you want to explore the grounds around the rodeo there will be plenty to do. There will be vendors offering Western wear, hats, toys, food, and drinks, you name it they'll have it.
There will also be a PPOBR Fan Zone that will have a bunch of fun things to do like pony rides, petting zoos, face painting, old west gunfighters, goat roping, and mutton-bustin' preliminaries.

After the show, if you haven't had your fill of Colorado's rich history you can pop over to the Coors Roadhouse Saloon for live music and dancing.

The riders and community would love to see your faces out in the crowd to help support this craft that goes back decades.

More information on the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo can be found on their website.

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