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Mutton Bustin'


6 seconds and a sheep. A rider steps into the chute and prepares for a ride that will last only seconds. It’s a familiar scene in rodeo, but in this case the rider is a child between the ages of 5 and 7 and the bronco is a sheep.

The Jeffco Fair & Festival Mutton Bustin’ features children between the ages 5 and 7 and under 60 pounds riding sheep out of a chute and into the arena. Anything goes, and usually does, as contestants hold on as long as they can!

Details on our mutton bustin' competition and how to qualify for our grand champion mutton bustin' competitions will be available February 2019.

Terms & Requirements

  • Mutton bustin’ is open to any child between the ages of 5 -7 years who weigh less than 60 pounds.
  • All participants, regardless of age, may be asked to weigh in during the registration process.
  • A parent or legal guardian must be present and sign a waiver at the event prior to their child participating.
  • We encourage participants to arrive near the mutton bustin’ arena at least 30 minutes prior to each scheduled onsite performance. The number of participants are limited per show and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For onsite competition, participants must pay a $10 fee per ride for each show. All ride fees are non-refundable.
  • Safety helmets and vests must be worn by all participants and will be provided by Jeffco Fair & Festival only. Riders may use their own safety equipment if it meets all Jeffco Fair & Festival equipment standards. Chaps are optional and may be worn. Ropes and spurs are not allowed.
  • A release waiver and ride fee must be collected before a participant can be fitted for a helmet and vest.
  • Mutton bustin’ particpation does not include tickets into the event or any of the rodeos.
  • Grand Champion Mutton Bustin’ Competition participants will receive one (1) child’s rodeo ticket and one (1) adult rodeo ticket for their parent or legal guardian for the rodeo pre-show they will participate in. They will be able to redeem their ticket to watch the rodeo in the grandstands after they participate. These tickets also provide general admission into the Jeffco Fair & Festival for the same day.
  • Only the parent or legal guardian with the above ticket can accompany their child behind the chutes for the mutton bustin’ championships.
  • Your general admission seating for all events in the Rodeo Arena provides access to an area within the venue. Your exact viewing location will be determined upon arrival, on a first-come, first-served basis. Access to the event for one day and tickets are date specific.
  • All shows on Sunday, August 12 are non-qualifiers. No winners will be chosen from these shows to compete in our Grand Champion Mutton Bustin’ Competitions.

Thank You To Our Mutton Bustin' Partners

Potestio Brothers
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