Ticket feature: Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo kicking off

Freedom New Mexico

The “biggest and richest ranch rodeo in the world” begins today at the Curry County Events Center.

Starting with Joe’s Boot Shop double mugging at 1 p.m., the 2011 Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo is kicking off a weekend packed with activities and events.

Traditionally held in Waco, Texas, the rodeo will include daily activities and nightly rodeo performances.

Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. the Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off will be held at the fairgrounds, with “10 of the best chuck wagon cooks … specially invited to the event,” according to promotional materials.

With a menu including chicken fried steak, beans potatoes, gravy, biscuits and peach cobbler, a chuck wagon breakfast will also be held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday followed by Cowboy Church.

With over $500,000 offered in prizes, the rodeo boasts some of the best rodeo competitors in the world and will be featured on RFD TV.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at Joe’s Boot Shop.

Rodeo performances will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Joe’s Boot Shop or online at www.joesbootshop.com.

For a full schedule of events, visit: allaroundranchrodeo.com

Fast facts

What: 2011 Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo

Where: Curry County Events Center

When: Thursday through Sunday

Cost: $15