Get Ready to Rodeo! Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo
July 20-23 



DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS – The 6th Annual Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo will return to Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center (DSRP) July 20-23 with thrilling rodeo action, live entertainment, a steer show, a Mutton Bustin’ Shootout, good food and drinks, kids’ activities, and family fun. 
Hosted by Dripping Springs Ag Boosters Association and the City of Dripping Springs, this annual community tradition has transformed into a top notch Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (“CPRA”) Rodeo and fundraiser to support area 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America (FFA) youth, who are involved in agricultural projects and programs.  
As there are always more cowboys and cowgirls entered into the rodeo than there are slots for them to compete, a FREE Slack Rodeo will be held starting at 7 pm on July 20. Scores and times posted during the slack performance count just like those posted during the regular rodeo performance.


On Friday, July 21, starting at 5:30 pm, the first 10 kids, weighing 55 pounds and under, can sign up for $20 each to compete in the rodeo’s Mutton Bustin’ Shootout. The goal of this crowd favorite is for the kids to hold on as long as possible for a wild ride on a wooly sheep.  Beginning at 6 pm, individuals can enjoy a cold beer or dinner while shopping at various arts and crafts booths in the DSRP Event Center.  Rodeo fans will be on the edge of their seats as the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) Rodeo kicks off at 8 pm and cowboys and cowgirls compete for cash prizes, exhilarating rides, and top rankings. 


Saturday, July 22rd will be packed with fun and will start with a FREE Cowboy Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. which is open to the public. New this year, the pet show and costume contest will take place at 10 a.m. For a $10 entry fee, animal lovers will not want to pass up the opportunity to bring Fido donning his best rodeo attire. First place goes to the best pet and owner costume, but every contestant will receive an award.
A FREE Ranch Rodeo at 11 am featuring Central Texas cowboys and cowgirls, will be representing some of the region’s historic ranches and competing in various events including Trailer Loading, Branding, Yoking, and Steer Tying.
Little ones can try a hand at “mini roping.” The Dripping Springs 4H Club will be hosting the mini roping along with a craft activity from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Rodeo attendees can also participate in a watermelon seed spitting contest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by the Dripping Springs Farmers Market. Prizes will be awarded to the “top spitters” who have the furthest reach.


From 4 to 5 p.m., as many kids that show up can sign up for $20 each and compete in the Mutton Bustin’ Shootout. Vendor booths will be open all day and night, so plan to stay all day and bring the kids! There will also be a petting zoo, pony and tractor rides for nominal fees. Saturday night’s thrilling CPRA Rodeo will start at 8 p.m. and includes the Mutton Bustin’ finalists. 


On Sunday morning, July 23, start the morning right with a traditional Cowboy Church worship service at 8 a.m. Wrap up the weekend with a non-sanctioned Summer Sizzler Steer Show. The show starts at 10 am and will feature American, British, Mini-Herford, and other exotic breeds. 


For more information on the Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo, check online at www.drippingspringsfairandrodeo.com or call Dripping Springs City Hall at 512-858-4725.