Sponsored by the Robert Kemper Corrigan Foundation, The Farm Experience at the Arizona National Livestock Show educates youth about agriculture through fun activities and interactive learning stations.
The Farm Experience is open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. December 28-30.
11:00 a.m. Wrangler Roundup
Noon Tractor Pull
1:00 p.m. Li’l Buckaroo Rodeo
2:00 p.m. Goat Roping – Breakaway
3:00 p.m. Tractor Rides
4:00 p.m. Goat Roping – Team Roping
Got a young’un that can’t wait to start their rodeo career? Well… we’ve got just the thing for you. Arizona National’s Wrangler Round-Up has the full rodeo experience… without all the danger. Kids ages 3-9 years get to have some rodeo fun and compete for small prizes. This event begins at 11 a.m. and requires no entry fee.
Pedal Tractor Pull
The pedal tractor pull is a tractor race for kids ages 4-12 with no entry fee. Get across finish line in the fastest time and you’ll win! Sounds pretty easy, right? Hmmm… not quite. As you pedal farther, the tractors get harder and harder to pull. Are you up for the challenge?
Li’l Buckaroo Rodeo
One of the highlights of the Arizona National Livestock Show is our Li’l Buckaroo Rodeo where boys and girls ages 4 to 6 have the chance to compete like real cowboys and cowgirls. Watch these little buckaroos ride wild and woolly sheep across the arena in the hopes of winning the go-round and moving on to the finals.
On December 30, the top two places in each age group from each performance will return to compete in the finals for the coveted title of Li’l Buckaroo Champion of their age group. Even though only one contestant goes home as champion, each contestant will go home with a prize for their courageous effort.
Entries will be accepted beginning December 27 at the Arizona National Livestock Show Guest Services booth. Entries close one hour prior to each performance. The entry fee is $20 and is non-refundable. Entries must be paid in cash at the time of entry. Riders can weigh no more than 60 pounds and will be weighed just prior to riding. All contestant parents must sign a liability waiver. A maximum of 30 entries will be accepted per performance.
December 28 at 1:00 p.m.
December 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Finals are held December 30 at 1:00 p.m.
Goat Roping – Breakaway
Want to know who the best goat roper in at the Arizona National Livestock Show? Well, you better come watch the goat roping competition at Arizona National Livestock show to find out! At the show, you will be able to prove your skills and compete to be the fastest breakaway goat roper.
Each performance will have three age groups and all ages are as of January 1:
- Junior (10 and under)
- Intermediate (11-16)
- Senior (17 and over)
The entry fee is $20 and is non-refundable. Entries are taken at the Arizona National Livestock Show Guest Services booth. The entries will close one hour prior to each performance. A maximum of fifteen entries will be accepted per age group per performance.
December 28 at 2:00 p.m.
December 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Finals are held December 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Kids will ride in small carts pulled by a utility vehicle. This event is not only fun, it’s also free! Hope to see you riding around in our tractors!
Goat Roping – Team Roping
If you and your buddies like to rope goats in your free time, then we’ve got the thing for you! Adults and children of any age will have the opportunity to rope a goat on foot in teams of two (header and heeler).
In order to prove that your team is the best, an entry fee must be paid. Entry fees are $20 per team and are non-refundable. You can enter the competition at the Arizona National Livestock Show Guest Services booth. Make sure to enter at least one hour before the performance! A maximum of fifteen team will be accepted per performance.
December 28 at 4:00 p.m.
December 29 at 4:00 p.m.
December 30 at 4:00 p.m.