Roots N’ Boots to wrangle up fun March 15-18

Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek continues its tradition of offering activities for all ages, including a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned rodeo, like the action pictured above from 2015; a carnival, food and merchandise vendors and a family rodeo. (Special to the Independent/Ric Andersen Photos)

Roots N’ Boots, a Queen Creek signature event, is happening Thursday through Sunday, March 15-18, at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road.

The Roots N’ Boots Rodeo provides family oriented activities throughout the weekend, and admission to the park is free, with the exception of the pro rodeo performances.

PRCA Rodeo and pre-sale carnival passes can be purchased online at or at the following Queen Creek locations, It is recommended to call for hours of operation and ticket availability as not all outlets have all ticket types available.

  • Dos Cowgirls Horse Tack and Western Store, 18530 E. San Tan Blvd. Suite No. 113 in Queen Creek; 480-516-1260
  • Queen Creek Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek; 480-358-3700
  • Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre business office, 20464 E. Riggs Road in Queen Creek; 480-358-3710
  • Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road in Queen Creek; 480-987-7469

The PRCA Rodeo will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17. A 3 p.m. matinee will be held on Sunday, March 18.

2018 PRCA Rodeo tickets are priced at $16 per adult general admission and $7 for children 12 and under.

A family pack including two adult and two children general admission tickets is $40.

Box seats are $24 each and box seats or general admission for active military and veterans (one ticket per valid military ID) is $10.

Gates open two hours prior to the start of each rodeo performance.

The carnival will be open Friday through Sunday. Discount carnival tickets are priced at $18 each and can only be purchased prior to Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek.

Each discount carnival ticket can be exchanged for an all-day wristband or 40 single tickets.

For example, if a family has four children they could pre-purchase four unlimited passes — a $100 value — for $72.
Or they could buy two pre-sale passes for $36 (on-site cost of $68) and receive 80 tickets to divide up, giving each child 20 tickets.

For a complete listing of events and for additional information, visit the Roots N’ Boots website at

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