The 37th annual Arizona Gay Rodeo takes place takes place this weekend, February 17-19, at the Corona Ranch in Laveen. The event will feature plenty of traditional activities, as well as a wild drag race that truly lives up to its name. Tickets are still available at the AGRA website.
Ceremonies begin tonight with the AGRA Royalty Competition followed by the Charlie’s/AGRA Mini Rodeo. Other popular events include roping, riding, and the AGRA Rodeo School. Less traditional events include the Goat Dressing competition, where a team of two attempt to put a pair of underwear on an otherwise naked got, and the Wild Drag Race, which features a contestant in drag trying to mount and ride a steer across the finish line first.
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The ticket office and gate to the venue will open at 9:00 am each day, and the start time for the rodeo is 11 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday
All events are family-friendly and everyone is welcome. You can find a complete schedule of events at the AGRA schedule page.
The GreenTree Hotel Phoenix West (formerly Holiday Inn Phoenix West) is the official host hotel for the Arizona Gay Rodeo. It’s located at 1500 N. 51st Avenue in Phoenix. You can contact the hotel at (602) 484-9009 and be sure to ask for the Arizona Gay Rodeo room block. You can also visit the AGRA hotel information page for more information and how to make reservations online.
You can learn more about the Arizona Gay Rodeo at their website www.agra-phx.com.