Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Bob Cross
Reno Rodeo!

The Reno Rodeo features 10 days and nights of the best rodeo competition in the country with over 750 professional athletes. Enjoy all of the fan favorites, including two world-class team roping events, professional bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bronc riding.  The exciting Western action also features an authentic cattle drive, parade, extreme Mustang Makeover, Double R Marketplace for Western shopping, food, carnival and the wildy popular Mutton Bustin’.  Schedule of Events.

On Wednesday evening, there’s a concert in the outdoor arena featuring platinum-selling country artists, Montgomery Gentry – its guaranteed to get fans into the Rodeo spirit. If you’re in the mood for libations, music and dancing, the happening Jack Daniels tent is open nightly or enjoy a VIP experience in The Branding Room. Other highlights include:

  • Reno Rodeo Concert featuring Montgomery Gentry (June 13, 7 p.m.) – Platinum-selling Montgomery Gentry is taking the band’s long-awaited studio album, Here’s to You, on the road. This emotional return to the stage is the first time member Eddie Montgomery will be touring without the late Troy Gentry. Also performing is Lauren Alaina and Jerrod Niemann. Tickets available here.
  • Famous Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive (June 14, high noon) – At high noon, its a scene from the wild west as 300 head of cattle arrives in Reno and draws huge crowds along the route through town.
  • Xtreme Bull Riding (June 14, 7 p.m.) – Watch 40 of the top pro bull riders tackle 40 of the nation’s rankest bulls.
  • Championship Drill Team Competition (June 15, 8 a.m.) – Twelve drill teams compete at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center Indoor Arena
  • Carnival by Davis Shows N.W. (June 14-June 23, 4 p.m. – closing) –  the popular carnival is a favorite attraction during the 10 days of the rodeo. To purchased tickets or armbands, or for more details on hours and special offers, click here.
  • Rodeo competition (June 15-June 23, 7 p.m.) – Nightly rodeo events include bareback, bull riding, Mutton Bustin, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down Roping, WPRA Women’s Barrel Racing.
  • Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Week (June 18-21) – Four days of outstanding team roping that includes the Bob Feist Invitational, the richest one-day event featuring 100 of the world’s best open teams.
  • Bullfighters Only (June 19-22) – Bullfighters Only is a freestyle bullfighting competition series that features an international roster of elite professionals. No bulls are harmed in a freestyle bullfight, where the bullfighter goes one-on-one against a bull for 70 seconds, employing spectacular maneuvers like jumping over a charging bull. The bullfighter is judged on his willingness to expose himself to risk and on his aggressiveness.