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It’s Time for the Annual Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo!

The 2023 Lost Dutchman Days continues to be “the fun place to be for all ages” taking place February 24-26, 2023 in Apache Junction, Arizona! This 59th annual event has 3 days of professional rodeo action brought to you by the Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association, and a carnival that features 30+ rides.Β  What would any event be without plenty of food and vendor booths to browse as they have over 100 setting up to keep the family busy.

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The Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo Committee partners up with various youth-serving organizations and sponsors to put on this event that entertains the entire family. Profits from this event are donated back to these youth organizations and other youth-serving programs of the Apache Junction Community, ensuring the opportunity to reach the ultimate goal of “Putting Smiles on Kid’s Faces”.Β 

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Superstition Mountain Promotional Corporation and the Apache Junction Mounted Rangers are the moving forces behind this highly successful and popular hometown rodeo. With both organizations being completely made up of volunteers, this event has been growing and evolving since 1965 and 59 years later, they are proud to present their best year yet.

Kicking off the weekend festivities is the Beer & Brat Party on February 23rd, 2023 at the Apache Junction Elks Lodge. There will be free entertainment, a classic car show, and plenty of beer and brats for the whole family! This event will go from 12-8 pm and you can check the full schedule out on the website.

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Performance Dates and Times

Main Rodeo Performances

  • Friday, February 24th, 2023 – Rodeo Gates open at 12pm, Performance at 1:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 25th, 2023 – Rodeo Gates open at 12pm, Performance at 1:30 pm
  • Sunday, February 26th, 2023 – Rodeo Gates open at 12pm, Performance at 1:30 pm
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  • Event Center admission is only $2.00 and parking is free.
  • Child (ages 4-10, 2 and under Free) – $15.00
  • Adult – $20.00

There is so much more going on for this fun event, make sure to follow Cowboy Lifestyle Network on social media to keep up with our liveΒ event stream. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram! Give them a follow and stay tuned for more great event features.

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Hi everyone! I'm Krysta Paffrath, I am a proud Arizona native who has a passion for everything business and rodeo. I am beyond thrilled to be the Editor in Chief for Cowboy Lifestyle Network. With my background in digital marketing and rodeo, this was a natural fit for me to join the team. My adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit has guided me to work in many places like the WYO Quarter Horse Ranch in Thermopolis, Wyoming, a working cattle ranch in Seligman, Arizona, and many places in between. I am passionate about preserving the western way of life and working with different brands and rodeos to make that happen. If you're looking for a write-up, please shoot me an email at Learn more about me at Looking forward to hearing from you!

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