The Pleasanton Young Farmers annual Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival is set for Aug. 16–17. The festivities will take place at the Atascosa County Showbarn Arena, 318 Showbarn Road in Pleasanton. It’s the richest open rodeo in Texas with $13,500 added money!
The Cowboy of the Year presentation will be Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The rodeo is scheduled for both nights, with entertainment to follow. Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition will perform Friday, Aug. 16. Admission on Friday will be $10 per person, kids age 6-12 will cost $5 and free admission for kids under 5-years-old. Kyle Park will be the headliner Saturday night, Aug. 17. Admission on Saturday will be $15 per person, kids age 6-12 will be $5 and free admission for kids under 5-years-old. John Christopher Way will open for Kyle Park on Saturday night.
BBQ cooks are encouraged to enter the BBQ Cook-Off on Aug. 16 and 17. Categories include brisket, pork spare ribs and chicken. There will also be a cook’s choice, dessert and jackpot beans contest.
Other Saturday events include Goat Roping behind Primo’s Feed and Supply and a Washer Tournament. For details regarding the rodeo contact Lucy Ashley at 830-570-7592. For information regarding the BBQ Cook-Off please call Ed Miranda at 210- 219-9392 or Ronald Caraway at 830-570-3477.