Third annual Champion Roughstock Challenge set for Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds Dec. 30 & 31

The third annual Championship Roughstock Challenge is making its way back to the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31. The event, unlike a traditional rodeo, includes prize money for cowboys and animals too. Riders from as far as Montana will be competing. The rodeo's main event is the Bucking Bull and Bronc Competitions. Judges evaluate both the skill of the rider and animal in awarding prizes.

A kick-off party will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Amarillo Inn & Suites on Thursday night. The homegrown rodeo includes youth competitions Saturday morning. After-parties for those 18 and older are scheduled Friday and Saturday evenings after competition ends at the Rex Baxter Building next to the fairgrounds and includes live entertainment.

The rodeo begins at 7:00 p.m. both days. The Tri-State Fairgrounds are located at 3301 SE 10th Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. For more information call (806) 678-7599 or visit

Friday, December 30, 2016