The 2016 Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo will be in Moab this Thursday, June 2, Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the rodeo will begin at 7:00 pm at the Spanish Trail Arena located at 3641 South Highway 191.

Kirk Johnson, Rodeo Volunteer spoke about the event, “Thursday night is our Family Night, we recognize all the locals, the vets, seniors, discount tickets and a great opportunity to come out and have a good time.” Thursday tickets prices will be Veterans and Seniors (60+) $8.00, Adults $10.00 and kids (12 and under) $5.00, children 2 years and under are free when sitting with an adult.

Thursday evening will be the Tough Enough to Wear Pink which is a nationally recognized campaign for rodeos to promote breast cancer awareness and fundraising. “Well the funds go to local people and it’s a great opportunity, plus all the guys get to wear pink, shows you’re tough enough to do it. Anyways its sponsored by Wrangler and it’s a thing that all the cowboys do through most of all the rodeos,” said Johnson. The proceeds raised will be donated to the Moab Free Health Clinic to support mammograms for local women.

Advanced tickets may be purchased for $14.00 Adults, $9.00 child (12 years and under) and $40.00 for family (2 adults/3 children). Johnson added, “We have four outlets right in town, City Market, Moab Information Center, Big Horn Lodge and Canyonlands Shopping Center.” Ticket prices at the door will be $16.00 Adults, $10.00 child and $50.00 family.

Spectators can plan on seeing a spectacular show by Stock Contractor Bar T Rodeo from Moab. Scott Grover, Rodeo Announcer will call the action for the cowboys and cowgirls in events such as Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Calf Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Bareback Riding and Bull Riding.  Rodeo Clown, Jeff “Slim” Gardner is sure to wow the crowd with his crazy antics.e

There will be a Local Jackpot Barrel Racing event on Friday, June 3 with sign-up at 9:00 am and racing set to start at 10:00 am, a $40.00 entry fee will be required but spectators may watch the competition for free.

Children were given the opportunity to sign up at the Moab Arts Festival this past weekend for the Mutton Bustin and Stick Pony Races. “Kinda get out, reach out to the locals and get the kids involved and try to help them along with rodeo and stick pony races are an opportunity for the kids to get out there and drag race with their stick ponies,” stated Johnson. Unfortunately, registration was closed on Tuesday, May 31.

Saturday there will be a Rodeo Parade beginning at 10:00 am, everyone is welcomed to join the parade. This is a great way for businesses or civic groups to advertise and just have fun. Applications for the parade may be obtained from Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo Club members or at Moab Realty located at 300 South Main. Deadline for entries must be receive no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, June 3. The parade route will begin at Swany City Park.

Close out the rodeo weekend on Saturday night with a Carbon County favorite, The Jeff Keele Band. They will be performing genres such as classic country, rock and rock and original material, they are sure to please everyone with their music.

To learn more about the Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo visit their website at