We would like to welcome you to our website and to Payson, Arizona,
the home of the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo. Each year, we organize, promote and stage the Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo and the World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.
 
For over 133 years the sport of Rodeo has been alive and kicking in the Rim Country.  Named the "Best Small Town Rodeo" by True West Magazine in 2011, it is no wonder why thousands flock to Payson each year to experience the strong rodeo heritage that lives here.

We use the proceeds of the rodeos to support charitable organizations throughout the Rim Country. We rely heavily on the hard work of our volunteers, the generous support of our sponsors, the talents of our participants, and the patronage of our rodeo fans throughout the country.

We invite you to explore our site and encourage you to become
involved as a volunteer or spectator.
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Official Rodeo Kickoff Steak Fry & Concert

Aug 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Mazatzal Hotel & Casino
Payson, AZ
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Featuring The Troubadour Experience - A Tribute to George Strait

A tradition is reborn.  Tuesday Aug 15th, Mazatzal Hotel& Casino hosts the 2017 Official World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo Kickoff “Steak Fry and Concert” featuring the Troubadour Experience, a tribute to George Strait.

Beginning with the 1884 August Doins in the Midtown Meadow, Payson has hosted The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo and attracted such names as Arizona Charlie Meadows, Tom Mix, Tom Horn, Monty “Hawkeye” Henson and Tye Murray just to name a few.  The influence that the Payson Rodeo has had on “Rodeo” history in general is far reaching and it is no wonder why thousands flock to Payson each year to experience the strong rodeo heritage that lives here.

The Official Rodeo Kickoff Steak Fry & Concert pays tribute to our deep rooted Rodeo heritage and is open to the entire Rim Country Community.  Event will feature an Official Payson Pro Rodeo Committee Ceremony, “Ranch Style” steak dinner with ribeye steaks and all the fixin’s. After dinner enjoy a special Rodeo Kickoff Concert with The Troubadour Experience, a tribute to George Strait, a live authentic tribute to one of country music’s most legendary performer. The Troubadour Experience incorporates all the look, talent, sound and the feel of an authentic George Strait concert.

Tickets $25 advance - $30 day of event.      
Event is open to the public of all ages.
(all guests require ticket regardless of age)

 

 
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