Picture courtesy of AGRA Rodeo.
This notice is intended for those who volunteer on the sign-up sheet below.
Each rodeo has 13 events, ten you'll find at most standard rodeos (bull riding, chute-dogging, breakaway roping, barrel racing, etc) and three playful "camp" events that give IGRA a fun and unique flare you won't find anywhere else. You don't have to be gay to compete in the gay rodeo - IGRA rodeos are open to everyone - gay, straight, cowboys and city-folk alike. But unlike traditional rodeos, IGRA encourages both women and men to compete in all 13 events - so in the IGRA you get to see, for instance, women bull riding and men barrel racing. IGRA promotes amateur participation in its rodeos partly by the "rodeo schools" it hosts throughout the year so novices can learn first-hand how to rodeo.
Competitors compete for prize money and the title of All Around Cowboy and Cowgirl at each rodeo. The winners of each event receive trophy buckles designed by the hosting association. At season's end the contestants with the highest points in each event receive invitations to the World Gay Rodeo Finals® presented by IGRA.
Some go to watch the horses, others go to watch the cowboys! Which one are you? Regardless, you are guaranteed to have an exciting time. Check out the rodeo and cost of attendance at: Arizona Gay Rodeo Association – Home of the Arizona Gay Rodeo (agra-phx.com)
Now, if you want to GET IN FREE, you can VOLUNTEER to man the DA Booth for 3 - 4 hours on the day you attend. Please sign up for a shift by using the
$5 parking fee for the on-premise lot. There is free street parking and free parking if you are staying in the campground.
$25 / night for camping, only dirt area near the arena with portable toilets and one water hose (last year).
Friday - 4pm - 9pm
Saturday - 9am - 9pm
Sunday - 9am - 1pm
Leader contact information will be included in your confirmation email.