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KIDS’ DAY: Sunday June 23, 2024 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Reno Livestock Events Center Indoor Arena

Parents, bring those aspiring cowboys and cowgirls on down and join the Reno Rodeo volunteers and participants on a day just for the kids. Kids’ Day features interactive activities and live displays.   We have something for kids of all ages including milking a cow, pictures with rodeo royalty, horseback rides, animals galore and so much more.  Kids’ Day is also proud to host the 8th Annual Mutton Bustin’ Championship.

Reno Rodeo Kids’ Day is a free event hosting local businesses and non-profits to aid in educating kids on the tradition of rodeo, agriculture and the western lifestyle.  Please join us for a fun-filled day dedicated to the kids in our community.

Kids’ Day Art Contest
Calling all Reno Rodeo artists! We’re looking for an artist for the 2024 Kids’ Day flyer. Interested artists ages 13 and younger can submit their best Reno Rodeo artwork that features the Sierra Nevada mountains. The winning artist will receive four tickets to the 2024 Reno Rodeo and will featured on this year’s event flyer.

Please email final artwork by May 27, 2024 to [email protected] or drop off at the Reno Rodeo Association office Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– Submissions must be created on 8.5″x11″ paper and incorporate the Sierra Nevada mountains
– Categories: Ages 8–13 | 7 and under
– One winner will be chosen for each age category
– Must be original artwork
– Must include name, age, phone number and email address with your submission


Participants must be at least five (5) years of age and no more than seven (7) years of age on the first day of Reno Rodeo 2024 (June 20, 2024). A copy of the participant’s birth certificate will be required at sign-in. Participants may not weigh more than 65 pounds. (For the safety of our animals and the safety of your children, we emphasize the weight limit of no more than 65 pounds). Western attire is required (i.e. long sleeve shirt, long pants, and boots). Helmets and vests will be supplied by a sponsor, as they are required during the ride. The participants and one (1) adult only will be allowed in the chute area.

Check-in will start at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2024 in the indoor arena. At check-in, you will receive a back number for the participant. The event will consist of five go-rounds, with 20 participants each. At the end of the five go rounds, the ten best times will be competing in the 8th Annual Reno Rodeo Mutton Bustin’ Championship! Top three will receive trophies and the winner will also receive a belt buckle.



Participating Businesses

  • Nevada Division of Forestry with Smokey the Bear
  • Reno Fire Department
  • Broken Spoke Clydsedales
  • JTNN
  • Reno Rodeo Flag Team
  • Pony Express
  • Northern Nevada Square Dance Association
  • Reno Rodeo Drill Team
  • Dare to Be a Cowboy
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Wild Horse and Burro Program
  • Shine Aveda Salon
  • Law Enforcement Rangers
  • Small Smiles Dentistry
  • Nevada Dairy Council
  • RPD/RPD Drug Intervention Program
  • Reno/Sparks Therapy and Service Dogs
  • Reno Rodeo Foundation
  • Spanish Springs High School Rodeo Team
  • Reno Rodeo Queens/Visiting Queens
  • Nevada Wolf Pack
  • Greater Nevada Credit Union
  • The Generator
  • Kimmie Candy
  • Safari International Club
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Fernley High School Rodeo Club
  • Sierra Nevada Gymkhana and Jr. Rodeo Club
  • Misbehavin’ Honeys
  • BACA
  • Child ID

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