Superstition Mountain Ranch Rodeo Saturday in Apache Junction

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The Superstition Mountain Ranch Rodeo will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E Lost Dutchman Blvd.

Gates open at 11 a.m.

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 3-18 and free for ages 0-2.

The rodeo is sponsored by the Superstition Mountain Promotional Corp.

The Ranch Rodeo is an event that serves as a living tribute to our ranching heritage. The Ranch Rodeo promotes the unique history and the western lifestyle by featuring competition between real cowboys from real working ranches, according to a the SMPC’s website.

The cowboys and their ranch horses compete in five events that showcase the necessary skills and know how ranch hands practice daily on today’s ranches. The Ranch Rodeo’s events require the same teamwork ranch hands use in their everyday lives.

Spectators enjoy action, excitement, thrills, and laughs in a wholesome environment as they root for their favorite teams.

The rodeo will start at noon. This year’s events are:

Ranch Bronc Riding, $100 per man, added money (to be determined) limited to the first 20 paid riders.

Stray Gathering, Trailer Loading, Wild Cow Milking and Calf Branding. $150 Per man – four-man teams, limited to the first 12 paid teams. All stock is provided by Milo DeWitt.

Rodeo Dance 6 -11 p.m. This is a family friendly event, all ages welcome. It is going to be held at the Apache Junction Elk’s lodge. There will be lot’s of live music and special performances. It promises to be a fun dance so bring your partner and step out on the dance floor! Admission for the dance is $5 with kids under 12 free with a paying adult.

For additional information call 602-369-1792 or find SMPC on Facebook.

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