Rodeo set to begin its 40th season on June 12 |

Rodeo set to begin its 40th season on June 12

A bronco rider hangs on during the Snowmass Rodeo, which takes place every Wednesday throughout the summer.
Snowmass Sun file |

The Snowmass Rodeo is kicking off its 40th season on June 12 in Town Park.

The rodeo, every Wednesday at Town Park, features bull and bronco riding, barrel racing and roping as well as mutton busting and a calf scramble for kids. Last year, the rodeo also started an event called burro racing, in which teams of three push and pull a burro from one end of the arena to the other.

Dinner will be offered this year by Conundrum Catering, and a full bar will be available. Former longtime local Twirp Andersen will return to perform songs during dinner and around the campfire. Pony rides are also back this year.

The rodeo starts at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 28. The gates open at 5 p.m. for shopping, dinner, mechanical-bull rides, a petting zoo and roping for kids.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for ages 11 to 15 and free for children younger than 10. Dinner is $18 for a full meal, $9 for an “express package” and $5 for a kids meal.

For more information or to buy tickets ahead of time, go to

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