Tickets on sale for annual Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo

Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo
Barrel racing is one of eight events featured at the 2021 Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, which will be held Oct. 8-10 at the State Fair Center in Minot, N.D. Here, Jessica Routier makes a run at the 2020 Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo.

Minot, N.D. — Tickets are on sale for the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo, which will be held in Minot at the State Fair Center, Oct. 8-10.

Cowboys and cowgirls from North Dakota and South Dakota will compete at the circuit finals rodeo, which will consist of eight events: bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

It’s action-packed, fast paced, and affordably priced, said Max Weppler, one of the event's organizers.

“Not only do we have the best cowboys and cowgirls from the two-state region, but it’s eight different events, so fans get a variety, from bucking horses to barrel racers to bull riders.”

Rodeo clown Dennis Halstead will bring his brand of comedy to the event. Halstead, from Calgary, Alberta, is making a repeat trip to Minot.

Rodeo announcers Wayne Brooks and Bob Tallman, both who have announced the National Finals Rodeo, will call the action.

In addition to rodeo, the weekend features the Badlands Trade Show, a shopping extravaganza, a jackpot barrel race and other events.

“It’s a great weekend to enjoy with your family and take in some good rodeo entertainment,” Weppler said.

Tickets are $25 for lower level reserved seating (the five rows closest to the arena fence). The upper level seating is general admission and is $20 for adults and $10 for kids.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at Tickets are also available at North Country Mercantile in Minot (2000 20th Avenue SE) and at the gate.