The Coronavirus bucked off the rodeo early last year but you can't keep a cowboy or cowgirl down and the 4th of July Toppenish Rodeo is back this JULY 2 & 3, 2021 for its 86th edition.

Toppenish is “Where the West Still Lives” and that will soon be obvious to all  at the Toppenish Rodeo Grounds, 600 S. Division Street in Toppenish. The action-packed rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. each night, presented by The Toppenish Livestock Commission.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to watch the top cowboys and cowgirls in the nation compete,” said Randy Cobb, President, Toppenish Rodeo. “In celebration of our 86th anniversary, the Toppenish Rodeo promises to be bigger and better than ever and any gift certificates that were purchased or donated will be honored this year!”

Always a crowd favorite and often the introduction to a lifetime of rodeo competition, the Mutton Bustin' ONLINE Registration opens Wednesday, June 9th, at 8 a.m. and will remain open until all spots for 10 riders per night are filled.  Mutton Busters must be at least 3 years or older and weigh 50-lbs or less, and they need to be outfitted with long sleeves & jeans. Parents must purchase a general admission ticket. Check-in between 6:00-6:30 pm. ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ONLY: www.toppenishrodeo.com, under the menu tab, click on Contestants.

Another crowd fav is the beer garden and it's back too, each night after the rodeo featuring DJ Armando on Friday and the band The Pony Boys on Saturday.

No in-person ticket sales will be available this year. (Covid inspired?)  Touchless online ticket sales are new this year and are available at www.toppenishrodeo.com .

Rodeo ticket prices for adults (age 13 and older) are $15 for a one-day pass and $25 for both days.

Our honored Senior Citizens & Military Veterans 1 Day Pass $12 and 2 Day Pass $20.

For kids 6 - 12, one-day passes are $10 and two-day passes are $18.

Children ages 7 and under are admitted free. Parking is $2.

General admission to the rodeo grounds is free if you just want to enjoy the carnival-style vendors.

The Toppenish Parade is "A Go" for July 3rd and the Toppenish Lions Club will be holding their famous pancake, egg sausage breakfast in Post Office Park Saturday, July 3rd, 7:30-10:00.

Thanks to Michael Broom, Enigma Marketing for the great bucking horse photo!