It’s once again that time of year: time to celebrate Banning Stagecoach Days. The Non-Profit Stagecoach Days Association took over the operation of the event in 2008 after the Chamber of Commerce announced that it could no longer put on the event. When you visit today, you’ll find some of the same activities and fun things that visitors saw during the first one back in 1958. One of the top things you won’t want to miss is the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeo.
The rodeo that this association puts on will start at 7 pm on both Friday and Saturday and at 5 pm on Sunday. There is also a junior rodeo scheduled for 7 am on Sunday, September 10th that will run until noon. You can purchase a ticket to the park for just $5 and pay extra to enter the rodeo, but if you purchase a $15 ticket, it includes admission to the rodeo on the day of your visit. All children under the age of six receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. The Cowboy Lifestyle Network, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Earnhardt Auto Centers and Papa John’s Road Team is looking forward to attending the Banning Stagecoach Days in the near future.
More Things to Do
Banning Stagecoach Days offer more things to see and do than just the PRCA rodeo events though. You can watch local cowboys and cowgirls participate in bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, bronco riding and calf roping. Some events are open to junior riders only. Visitors also have the chance to see the women and girls crowned as Stagecoach Queens. In addition to a Rodeo Queen, there is also a Jr. Miss, Tiny Miss, Little Miss and Tiny Princess crowned each year. While the crowing takes place prior to Stagecoach Days, you will see the winners out and about.
All About Banning
Banning is a city in California with a population of around 30,000 residents. Founded during the Gold Rush, the town quickly grew thanks to the addition of a stagecoach line. The Gilman Ranch, which is home to a museum filled with artifacts from this era is something you won’t want to miss on your trip. You can also stop by the Malki Museum to learn more about the Native Americans from the area. Though Banning Stagecoach Days only comes around once a year, it offers locals and visitors the chance to explore the town and see the great rodeos hosted by the PRCA.
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