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8 Seconds of Fame

The crowd favorite, Mutton Bustin’, is where aspiring young cowboys and cowgirls get eight seconds of fame by busting out of the chutes aboard a sheep.

2024 Rodeo Arena Mutton Bustin’ is FULL!

There are unlimited spots available for Mutton Bustin’ Mania! Walk up registrations will be accepted in person at the Wild West Tent on each Saturday of the Fair & Rodeo (March 9th, March 16th, March 23rd)  at 3:00 p.m. Must show proof of birth certificate at registration.

 

Schedule

2024 Rodeo Austin Mutton Bustin’ Schedule:

Rodeo Arena Mutton Bustin’ Schedule:

  • Saturday, March 9th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, March 10th (3:00pm)
  • Monday, March 11th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, March 12th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 13th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 14th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 15th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 16th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, March 17th (3:00 p.m.)
  • Monday, March 18th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, March 19th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 20th (7:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 21st (7:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 22nd (7:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 23rd (7:00 p.m.)

Wild West Tent Mutton Bustin’ Mania Schedule:

  • Saturday, March 9th (3:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 16th (3:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 23rd (3:00 p.m.)

OFFICIAL RULES

Rodeo Austin Mutton Bustin’ Participants must be ages 5 -7 and weigh no more than 55 pounds. Only 1 entry per child allowed in the Rodeo Arena. Read our full list of FAQ’s here.

RODEO ARENA PARTICIPANTS:

  • REGISTRATION FOR RODEO ARENA IS NOW OPEN!
  • These spots are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis
  • The cost is $135.00 for a child to participate in the Rodeo Arena
  • This price includes two reserved tickets
  • Additional tickets may be purchased

MUTTON BUSTIN’ MANIA PARTICIPANTS:

  • Takes place in the Wild West Tent at 3:00 p.m. each Saturday of Rodeo Austin
  • The cost is $30.00 for a child to participate in Mutton Bustin’ Mania
  • This price includes one Fairgrounds Admission Ticket for participant
  • Guardian must show child’s birth certificate to participate
  • Register online until February 28th or in person at 2:30 on Saturdays
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions? See below for frequently asked questions, or contact us for more information.

Where do I go to register?

  • Registration will take place ONLINE ONLY on February 8, 2024 at 10:00 am! Spots will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis.
    • You must have your child’s birth certificate to register.
    • You must be the legal guardian of the participant to register.
  • The child must be between the ages of 5 – 7
  • Must weight no more than 55 pounds; for the safety of the animal and child

What all do I need to register my child to participate in Mutton Bustin?

  • Fill out the form
  • Agree to the liability waiver
  • Attach a copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Pay registration fee

How much does Mutton Bustin cost?

  • $135 for a child to participate in Mutton Bustin in the Rodeo Arena
    • This price includes two reserved seats (one for the contestant, one for a guest).
  • $30 for a child to participate in Mutton Bustin Mania
    • This price includes one fairgrounds admission ticket for the contestant.

How many spots are available for Mutton Bustin?

  • Spots are limited for Rodeo Arena Mutton Bustin’
  • We have an unlimited amount of spots for Mutton Bustin Mania

Spots in the arena sold out before I could register my child for Mutton Bustin … What do I do? ***Spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis and they fill super-fast!***

  • We have an unlimited amount of spots open for Mutton Bustin Mania.
  • This is held in the Wild West Tent on Saturdays ONLY at 3:00.
  • You may sign your child up for this on our website, or we take walkups the day of. (Be sure to have your child’s birth certificate)

When do we find out when and where to have our child on the day we register for?

  • They will receive an email with all the additional information on Mutton Bustin.

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