Feb 16, 2013 3:40 PM by Van Nguyen

Tucson Rodeo back in town

TUCSON - Grab your cowboy hats or your cowgirl boots.

The 2013 La Fiesta de los Vaqueros kicks off today at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, located at 4823 S. 6th Avenue.

The Tucson Rodeo goes on until February 24th.

You can expect to see bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and women's barrel racing.

Also featured each day are kids' events -- Dodge Mutton Bustin', when four-to six-year-olds test their riding skills on sheep, and the Justin Junior Rodeo for young cowpokes ages 7-12.

More than 650 contestants from the United States and Canada compete for more than $420,000 in prize money.

Tickets start at $12.

Sunday is Pink Day.

Everyone's encouraged to wear pink to show support for breast cancer programs. Pink Day is sponsored by Arizona Oncology.

For more information, click here.

News 4 Tucson's Erika Flores will have more of the excitment from the Rodeo on News 4 Tucson at 5:30pm.


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