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Marble Falls Rodeo returns

The Marble Falls Rodeo is back in 2021. The event is Thursday-Saturday, July 15-17, at Charley Taylor Arena, 3053 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

The rodeo comes to Marble Falls the third weekend in July. The dirt-kicking action returns in 2021 after a year off due to the pandemic. The Marble Falls Rodeo Association event’s 64th edition is July 15-17 at Charley Taylor Arena, 3053 U.S. 281. Competitions begin at 8 p.m. each night.

“It’s such a family-oriented event,” said Jacque Rogers Horn, association director. “It’s kind of like a reunion. I think everybody is going to be excited to be at an outdoor family-oriented event because we didn’t get to last year.”

A slack competition for contestants who weren’t drawn for the main performances is Thursday. Admission is free.

Admission for the main performances on Friday and Saturday are $15 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and younger each night. Tickets can be purchased online for the first time ever or at the gate.

Burnet County 4-H will operate the concession stand as a fundraiser. Fans can bring their own alcoholic beverages.

Also entertaining the crowds will be Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame clown Leon Coffee and trick riders the Dynamite Dames.

“These trick riders are phenomenal,” Horn said. “Those are the two main acts.”

The 2021 Marble Falls Rodeo Queen and the first and second runners-up will be introduced Friday night.

Also on Friday is the First Responders Steer Saddling competition that pits local departments against each other. The open steer saddling competition is Saturday night.

In those contests, a team will try to saddle a steer with one person riding it across the finish line. Sometimes it works, but often it doesn’t.

Kids 4-8 years old and weighing 55 pounds or less can take part in the ever-popular mutton bustin’ contest. Parents or guardians should pre-register their children by calling Blair’s Western Wear at 830-693-4000.

Each night wraps up with a country concert: Adam Fears on Friday and Wynn Williams on Saturday. The show and dance are included in the ticket price.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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