Lions Club prepared to celebrate 84th Dixie Roundup Rodeo with traditions, new special act

ST. GEORGE — With 84 years of tradition in place, the annual Dixie Roundup is set to kick off Sept. 13.

The 84th Dixie Roundup, hosted by St. George Lions Club, will feature traditions from barrel racing to entertainment from rodeo clown Randee Munns. The rodeo will be held in the Dixie Sunbowl Sept. 13-15 from 6-11 p.m.

Read more: How important is a rodeo clown to Dixie Roundup Rodeo? Munns sheds light on clowning

Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls member Kirby McQueen performs a hippodrome stand, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, St. George News

This year’s rodeo will also feature entertainment from the internationally known group Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, who perform trick riding and roping acts. This will be the group’s first time performing at the Dixie Roundup.

Read more: Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls to bring trick riding and roping act to Dixie Roundup Rodeo

Other events rodeo fans and the community can enjoy are bareback riding, steer wrestling, mutton busting, watermelon racing, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, girls barrel racing and bull riding.

For women interested in barrel racing, click here.

The money raised at the Dixie Roundup is turned back into the community, said Joe Bowcutt, member of the Lions Club. One program the Lions Club actively supports is the Breast Cancer Awareness program at Intermountain Healthcare.

The Lions Club is proud to be celebrating 84 years of tradition at the rodeo, Bowcutt said.

“It’s a family tradition,” he said. “The good thing about it is not only is it a great sporting event, but it’s also a great social event.”

Kids night

  • Children ages 11 and under have free access to the roundup Thursday, Sept. 13.

Written by MARKEE HECKENLIABLE, St. George News.

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Event details

  • What: 84th Annual Dixie Round Rodeo.
  • When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-15 | Gates open at 6 p.m. with pre-rodeo entertainment until 7:30 p.m., when the rodeo starts and goes until 11 p.m.
  • Where: Dixie Sunbowl, 150 S. 400 East, St. George.
  • Cost: General admission for adults is $12 or $5 for children under 11. Tickets are available each weekday from Sept. 10-15 at the Lions Building north of the Sunbowl. You can also buy tickets by calling 435-673-3301.

For more information on this year’s rodeo, you can visit the Lions Club website.

Email: mheckenliable@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews | @markeekaenews

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