There’s plenty to do for the entire family at the Reno Rodeo!

RENO, NV (May 17, 2017) — The Reno Rodeo, which kicks off for ten-days on June 15, will be featuring a host of family-friendly events and activities including Mutton Bustin’, the parade, the carnival, Kids’ Day, the Junior Roping Challenge and the Special Kids’ Rodeo, all of which are sure to fill the days with memorable experiences. For more details on these events, please see below.

Carnival – June 15-24
The popular Davis Shows traveling carnival is back for another year of exhilarating rides and games. Discounted all-you-can-ride wristbands are on sale for $30 and can be purchased at Scolaris. The carnival is open from 4 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and noon to midnight on weekends. There’s also an exciting variety of food this year, including corn dogs, funnel cake, mouthwatering barbeque, Texas Taters and the famous Kick-Ass fries – hand cut fries topped with pulled pork, cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions and smothered in barbeque sauce.

Mutton Bustin’ – June 15-24/Mutton Bustin’ Championship – June 18
The crowd-favorite event, Mutton Bustin’, is the ultimate thrill in any young cowboy or cowgirl’s life. The event reenacts bull riding in miniature form as kids ride sheep for as long as they can hang on each night in the arena. To be eligible to enter, the child must be between the ages of 5-7 and weigh no more than 65 lbs as of June 14, 2017. Due to high demand, Reno Rodeo’s Kids Day is bringing back the Mutton Bustin’ Championship on Sunday, June 18 starting at 9 a.m. for the first 100 little buckaroos who sign-up. Space is limited so be sure to apply soon. While Mutton Bustin’ during the evening performances are sold out, parents can register their kids for the Mutton Bustin’ Championship online at

Rodeo Parade – June 17
The Rodeo Parade takes place this year beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17 and will march through downtown Reno on Virginia Street, from Arroyo to Liberty Street. Kids won’t want to miss the horses, wagons, Miss Reno Rodeo, the majestic and captivating gentle giants, Legendary Longhorns and more. Midtown bars, restaurants and business will remain open throughout the duration of the parade. The Reno Rodeo is accepting parade entries until Friday, June 2. Applications are available online at

Kids’ Day – June 18
The Reno Rodeo dedicates Sunday, June 18 to young cowboys and cowgirls in training. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. families can head over to the Livestock Events Center Pavilion for a chance to meet Miss Reno Rodeo, see the Legendary Longhorns and Calcrush Clydesdales, interact with animals and even a robotic cow. And it’s all free.

Special Kids’ Rodeo – June 18
The Special Kids’ Rodeo offers children and young adults under the age of 18 with physical and mental exceptionalities the opportunity to experience the cowboy way of life firsthand. On Sunday, June 18 participants can enjoy riding a “mechanical” bull, roping steer dummies, horseback riding and more. Final deadline to apply, space permitting, is Monday, May 29. To request an application, please email [email protected].

Junior Roping – June 19
The Junior Roping Challenge is an exciting event that highlights young cowgirls and cowboys as they lasso short, medium and long horn spreads from a few feet away. Registration is at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 19 and the event starts at 10 a.m. in the Sponsors tent. Parents can register their young ropers online at

For more information about events and tickets for the 98th annual Reno Rodeo, June 15-24, 2017, visit Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Lawlor Events Center box office. For ticket information only, call 775-784-4444. To order tickets by phone, call 800-325-7328.