The Wildest Show in the Oldest Town

The Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo returns to the Exposition and Civic Center from Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23. Some of the top cowboys and cowgirls from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) will be heading to the Oldest Town in Texas to compete against stock from award-winning stock contractor Pete Carr Pro Rodeo.

'Ewe' Don't Want to Miss This

When it comes to entertainment at the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo, it's hard to top watching 15 little kids holding on to a sheep as it races across the arena floor.


Every night at 7 p.m., just before the official start of the rodeo, we'll be getting underway with the KICKS 105 Mutton Bustin' Championships.

How to Register

Sign up the kids for the chance to be drawn as a mutton-bustin competitor. Registrations are being taken now at Boot Barn located in the Northview Plaza in Nacogdoches.

The registration deadline will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2024. Random drawings will determine the 15 contestants chosen to ride each night of the rodeo.


The announcement of the 45 total riders will be made on the Merrell in the Morning Show on KICKS 105, plus they will be posted on the KICKS website and KICKS 105 app which is free to download.

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Here are some of the mutton bustin' rules:

  • The child must be between 3-7 years of age and weigh less than 60 pounds
  • The child must have no major health problems
  • If chosen, the child and parent/guardian must check in at the mutton bustin' registration at the Expo Center no later than 6:30 on their night to ride.
  • Children must be given instructions and safety equipment (vest/helmet) prior to participating.  Children not present by 6:45 will forfeit their spot.
  • A judge will score each child's ride.
  • A buckle will be awarded each night to the highest-scoring rider.  The winner and runner-up will both receive gift certificates to Splash Kingdom in Nacogdoches.
  • The child riding will be given free admission into the rodeo.  All others accompanying the rider will be charged admission.  Tickets for the rodeo can be purchased here.
  • A release of liability waiver must be signed by the parent/guardian for all riders.

Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo Details

Here's a look at some of the rides from 2022


Nacogdoches Rodeo Mutton Busting 2023

Here are the young cowboys and cowgirls who competed in the 2023 Mutton Busting at the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo

Gallery Credit: Danny Merrell

Mutton Busters at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo 4-28-23

Here are the 12 cowboys and cowgirls who competed in the mutton busting on Apri 28 at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo in Lufkin, Texas

Gallery Credit: Danny Merrell




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