KENNEWICK, Wash. – Tickets for the Horse Heaven Round-Up go on sale Friday.
Kennewick’s hometown rodeo has grown to become the #20 ranked event in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The PRCA sanctions more than 820 rodeos and standalone events each year.
The Horse Heaven Round-Up takes place during the Benton Franklin Fair August 23-27, with a payout to contestants of $260,000. Top contestants in the PRCA and WPRA compete Tuesday through Friday to be named the champion at Saturday night’s short round.
In the arena this year, trick roper Rider Kiesner and trick rider Bethany Isles perform nightly, and rodeo clown JJ Harrison will once again entertain the crowd. Bullfighters Nate Jestes, Dusty Tuckness and Kennewick’s own Miles Barry will be protecting the cowboys. Announcer Roger Mooney makes his 25th appearance at the Horse Heaven Round-Up this year.
All seats are reserved, and performances will sell out, so make sure to purchase seats now before they’re gone. Rodeo tickets are $10 to $20. Attendees will also need an admission ticket to the Benton Franklin Fair. Fair admission tickets are discounted in advance of the event.
The rodeo will be broadcast live on The Cowboy Channel, streaming into more than 60 million households. New this year will be a Tailgate Party area adjacent to the rodeo grounds where attendees can still watch the action on televisions in a social setting.
Get your tickets online at www.bentonfranklinfair.com, or in person at Kennewick Ranch & Home or the Fair Office in Pasco, 812 W. Washington St., to bypass processing fees.