Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo
Saturday & Sunday, Sept 29 & 30. 2018: Andy Devine Days PRCA Rodeo is held at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. This TURQUOISE Series event is in it's 34th year!
The Andy Devine Days Rodeo is held at the Mohave County Fairgrounds the last weekend in September. Cowboys compete in Saddleback and Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Wrestling, Steer Wrestling, Bull Riding and Team Roping - all PRCA sanctioned events.
The schedule also includes Women’s Barrel Racing and Junior Barrel Racing, which are WPRA sanctioned, and classic rodeo entertainment such as professional rodeo clowns and a calf dressing competition.
It's held the last weekend for rodeo contestants to qualify for NFR (Nation Finals Rodeo) held in Las Vages. So even though the Andy Devine Days Rodeo is a smaller rodeo, it pulls in many talented bronc and bull riding cowboys. And with the arena placed right up at the grandstands, spectators get a fantastic view of the action!
The Saturday evening performance kicks off at 6pm, continuing until around 9 in the evening. Immediately following is an old fashioned barn dance in the main building behind the grand stands, with live music, food and a bar.
Leading up to the Rodeo, tickets are made available at the City of Kingman Visitor Center (located in the Powerhouse), at the Boot Barn, both Kingman Mohave State Banks locations, Stockton Hill Feed, Martin Swanty Dodge, and at all of the Western Week evens events leading up to the Rodeo. Check back for 2018 Rodeo ticket pricing.
The Rodeo is hosted by The Kingsmen, Click here to visit the official Rodeo website
Saturday Evening Rodeo Performance
6pm to 9pm (gates open at 3pm)
Kingsmen After-Rodeo Dance at the Fairgrounds
9pm to 11pm
Traveling FROM Downtown Kingman
Take Route 66 (Andy Devine Ave) east and continue to Fairgrounds Ave, turn let on Fairgrounds Ave. Continue on Fairgrounds Ave until the Mohave County Fairgrounds entrance on your left.
Kingman Rodeo History
Articles of rodeos around Kingman go back as early as the 1880’s, especially taking place at surrounding ranches during round-ups. But Kingman hosted its first organized Labor Day rodeo in 1919. The second annual rodeo in 1920 had purses totaling nearly $4,000 (nearly $50,000 in 2015 dollars). In the 1930’s to early 1950’s it was “Dig-‘n-Dogie Days Rodeo, a celebration of ranching and mining skills, as was famously described in “A Guide Book to Highway 66”. That festival eventually phased out as more area mines closed.