Everything you need to know about the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA rodeo this weekend
By: Blair Phillips
The 51st Annual Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo will be this weekend at the Lone Star Arena in Stephenville, Texas. Performance times are 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 2 p.m. on Sept. 27.
According to the official cowboy capital rodeo website, “2020 has been unprecedented on so many levels. One of the greatest traits of a cowboy is perseverance and having a never give up attitude despite the odds or difficulty at hand. This year, Stephenville’s PRCA Rodeo will be one of perseverance.”
The weekend’s events will kick off with the first performance on Friday, which is American Patriot Night, to honer everyone who has served in the military at Lone Star Arena.
Saturday will be a full day of rodeo heritage events beginning with the Cowboy Capital 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run located at Stephenville City Park, followed by the Rodeo Heritage Parade in the downtown Stephenville square.
Saturday’s rodeo performance, “It’s Gonna Get Western Night” will be at 7 p.m. at Lone Star Arena, followed by the Dancin’ in the Dirt Live Music Concert with Jake Hooker & The Outsiders, which is free with the purchase of a rodeo ticket.
The Cowboy Capital PRCA Rodeo will conclude with Sunday afternoon’s “Sunday Showdown” performance at 2 p.m. at the Lone Star Arena.
“The CCPRA greatly appreciates all the encouragement and support we have received up to this point and we will need even more community involvement to make this event successful,” the rodeos website states.
Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for kids age 6-12. Tickets may be purchased at Bradberry’s Best, Capital Hatters, Chick Elms Rodeo Shop & Grand Entry Western Wear, Saddle Rags The Western Store and at the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door and will be $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12.
According to the Cowboy Capital PRCA Rodeo site, anyone choosing to attend this year’s rodeo is encouraged to take the measures that they feel most comfortable with for their personal well-being.
Officials wrote on the website, “The CCPRA committee will continue to monitor the changing health guidelines and will adjust as needed to ensure a safe and fun experience for all contestants, production crew and fans.”
For the first time, The Cowboy Channel will be broadcasting each performance on their TV channel and streaming app to allow fans to watch from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
For more information call the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce at (254) 965-5313 or visit https://www.cowboycapitalprcarodeo.com/