Triple Crown Rodeo Series rides to Gunlock

An entrant at the 2014 Gunlock Rodeo, June 30, 2014, location unspecified | Photo courtesy of Gunlock Rodeo Facebook page, St. George News

GUNLOCK — The Triple Crown Rodeo Series begins Thursday and goes through Saturday in Gunlock with calf roping, barrel racing, a chicken chase, a donkey-watermelon race and more.

The Gunlock Rodeo has been held annually since 1945, featuring contestants of all ages from throughout the western states.

Event flyer | Photo courtesy of the Gunlock Rodeo Facebook Page, St. George News | Click image to enlarge
Event flyer | Photo courtesy of the Gunlock Rodeo Facebook Page, St. George News | Click image to enlarge

This weekend’s Rodeo is the first in a series of three events throughout the summer. The second two rodeos will be held in Enterprise at the end of July and in Veyo Aug. 7-8.

The unique donkey-watermelon race is made up of 10 teams of two people. They ride together bareback on a donkey to the end of the arena, grab a watermelon and try to make it back with the melon intact.

Shows begin every night at 8 p.m., and Friday is “Steak ‘n’ Tater” night. Head over to concessions for some hot food.

This event is perfect for the whole family. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children six and under.

Event details

  • What: The Triple Crown Rodeo Series
  • When: July 2-4, 8 p.m.
  • Where: 77 N. Main Street, Gunlock
  • Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, free for children six and under

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