The small town of Gunlock, which is just out of St. George about 30 minutes, is home to the annual Gunlock Rodeo, since 1945. This year this fun rodeo is being held on July 2-4, 2015 at the Gunlock Rodeo grounds, which makes it the 70th Annual Gunlock Rodeo.
This is such a fun event to attend as it celebrates the old-fashioned, small town, rural America. The Gunlock Rodeo is filled with lots of events for all ages and is entertaining for the whole family too! It’ll be nail biting for the adults as they watch the tough cowboys try and get their 8 second ride, while the children are cheering on other kids as they too try to make their ride in the ‘mutton bustin’ event. It is always a crowd pleaser!
Some of the events over the course of the 3 day event include:
- Barrel Racing
- Kid’s Boot Race
- Bull Riding
- Calf Roping
- Kid’s Chicken Chase
- Team Roping
- Donkey Watermelon Race
- Mutton Bustin’
Admission Fees are:
- Adults $5
- Ages 6-12 $3
- Ages 6 and Under are FREE
As mentioned, Gunlock is just about 30 minutes outside of St. George and the drive isn’t bad at all. You can even make a stop at Gunlock Reservoir before or after the Gunlock Rodeo to cool off if you need to! So while you are staying with us at one of our comfortable St. George Vacation Rentals, you will have to be sure to head up to Gunlock one evening for some Cowboy fun at the Gunlock Rodeo.
Here are driving directions to the arena for the Gunlock Rodeo:
From I-15 take Exit 6 to Bluff Street and head North on Bluff up to Sunset Blvd., then head West on Sunset Blvd. where you will go through Santa Clara and continue North on Old Hwy 91. Follow the signs to Gunlock. The address to the Gunlock Rodeo Arena is: 77 North Main Street, Gunlock, Utah 84733
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