The Gilbert Days Rodeo is in Queen Creek this weekend at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre.
This event kicked off Nov. 17, but continues through Nov. 19. There are carnival vendors and food trucks, as well as a Lil Dudes Rodeo, introducing mutton busting, and steer riding for registered older kids.
On Saturday, Nov. 18 doors open at 3 p.m., with performances starting at 5 p.m. There will also be a free dance on Saturday night.
Then on Sunday, Nov. 19, doors open at 11 a.m., with performances starting at 1 p.m.
Online ticket sales have ended at gilbertdaysrodeo.org, but tickets are available in person at the gate. Prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 55 and older, $15 for children ages 6 through 12, children ages 5 and under are free all weekend as well as active duty military with ID.
Queen Creek's Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre is located at 20464 E. Riggs Road.
This event is put on by the Gilbert Promotional Corporation, founded in 1978 by a group of Gilbert businessmen and ranchers to promote family values and keep the spirit of western heritage alive in the hearts and minds of the community. The Gilbert Days Royalty Court spends countless hours promoting the Town of Gilbert and Gilbert Days events – locally and statewide – by attending rodeos, fundraisers and community service projects. The major goals and objectives continue to encompass promoting the Town of Gilbert and its western heritage. One focal point is to become an integral part of Gilbert’s Master Plan process to promote and provide for the needs of fellow equestrians in the community, like the Town of Queen Creek. Thousands of Arizonans, as well as out-of-state visitors, attend Gilbert Days events every year.