The Beaver Creek Rodeo Series, presented by The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, begins Thursday, June 23 for the 15th season.
The Beaver Creek Rodeo will take place every Thursday night starting June 23 through Aug. 11, except for July 21.
Cowboy boots, hats and cheers will be in the air as this family-friendly summer tradition returns with exciting events, food, drinks, free pony rides and face painting for the kids. Events include Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, the kid-friendly Calf Scramble and Mutton Bustin’, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, audience participation Burro Racing and the always exciting Bull Riding competition. Guests can enjoy luxuries even at the rodeo with an extensive bubbly and wine, refreshing margaritas, and cold local craft beer by Vail Brewing Company and 11 food vendors to choose from.
Rodeo gates open at 5 p.m. each Thursday with The Grand Entry and National Anthem beginning at 6 p.m. Rodeo tickets can now be purchased online one week prior to each event or by visiting the Beaver Creek Summer Adventure Center in Beaver Creek Village until 3 p.m. the day of the rodeo. Tickets may also be purchased at the rodeo beginning at 5 p.m. The rodeo takes place rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.
Pre-rodeo activities start at 5 p.m. and include pony rides, face painting, and bounce house, as well as kids’ event registration for Mutton Bustin’ and the Calf Scramble. Mutton Bustin’ is $25 per child and open to 15 participants weighing 50lbs or less and measuring 50 inches or less. The Calf Scramble is complimentary and open to 100 kids, ages 5-12. Burro Racing is open to anyone 18 or older and each rodeo allows three, three-person teams. Teams race to grab a burro and then must push, pull and ride it to one end of the arena and back. Burro Racing is $25 per team and registration is onsite. Audience participation events are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Beaver Creek Rodeo grounds are located in Avon behind Chapel Square at Traer Creek. Complimentary shuttle service to the rodeo is available through Beaver Creek’s Dial-a-Ride Service, from both Beaver Creek Village and The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Complimentary parking is available directly across the street from the rodeo grounds, with a one-minute walk to the site. Alcoholic beverages, pets, and glass containers are not permitted on the rodeo grounds.
Celebrate the “unofficial start of summer” with Beaver Creek’s 13th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ festival during Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy sweet and tangy barbecue, delectable microbrews, and tasty blues jams including “The Godfather of British Blues,” and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee John Mayall on Saturday afternoon. Sunday’s festivities close out with Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Winner of the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award.
Looking for an authentic Colorado mountain experience? The Beaver Creek Summer Adventure Center is your base camp for all on-mountain activities and programs at Beaver Creek. Make sure you stop here first before you begin your adventure!