The 64th Annual White Deer Rodeo will take place July 29-30 at the White Deer Rodeo Grounds and will feature Josh Ward performing on Friday evening, and the pair of Mike Ryan and Josh Abbott Band on Saturday.
White Deer Riding Club Vice President Jared Guerrero, who has been involved with the Rodeo 22 years, said the Club is looking to build off the success of last year’s.
“We took a gamble last year and decided to go with a bigger musician than we normally have,” Guerrero said. “The gamble paid off. We drew more than we’ve ever drawn, with 2,200 on Friday and 4,700 people on Saturday. Prior to that it was still an awesome show and the rodeo atmosphere can still draw a bunch of people. But us taking that gamble, really upped the game.”
Guerrero added that prior to the 2021 rodeo, over the last 10 years the rodeo had seen a substantial growth, setting up for great, and welcomed expectations.
Along with a Rodeo Queen competition, the event will also feature muttin’ bustin’ both nights at 7:30 p.m. with steer riding to follow.
“We will have a calf scramble in the middle of the rodeo,” Guerrero said. “We get other people involved besides just the contestants. We have little activities throughout the rodeo.”
Guerrero expects about 150 to 200 contestants in the rodeo across both nights.
Tickets for Friday are $15 and include a barbecue, rodeo performance and the dance featuring Josh Ward. Tickets for Saturday are $25 and include Mike Ryan and Josh Abbott Band. BYOB is welcome, but not glass bottles.
“That’s the best bang for your buck you can get,” Guerrero said. “That’s the best price you can get anywhere. You can’t go to Amarillo or anywhere like that and see a rodeo and a concert for that price.”
For more information on the event, visit the White Deer Riding Club Facebook page or call Jared Guerrero at 254-371-9921.
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