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Tops in Texas Rodeo 2021

This weekend is looked forward to by many as Jacksonville, Texas, hosts the annual Tops in Texas Rodeo 2021 from May 13-15. Elite rodeo athletes come to compete each year as spectators are drawn from all over the lone star state and beyond to watch. This renowned PRCA event pulls crowds in large numbers with its accomplished competitors and notable stock, brought in past years by the acclaimed Pete Carr Pro Rodeo stock contractor. This exciting weekend will start with live music at a kickoff party on Wednesday, May 12, from 6-9 pm. Many are also ecstatic about Thursday’s performance is free to general admission.


Wednesday May 12, 2021
Kickoff party @ 6pm – 401 E. Commerce St

Thursday May 13, 2021 – Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night
Rodeo performance @ 7pm – free general admission by Trail to Christ Church, J-C Cowboy Church and Branded by Christ Cowboy Church

Friday May 14, 2021
Slack @ 9am – tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, WPRA barrel racing
Rodeo performance @ 7pm

Saturday May 15, 2021
Jr. Rodeo for Exceptional Children @ 8am – Cherokee County Show Barn
Rodeo performance @ 7pm


General admission: $12
Advance: $10
Box Seating: $15 (limited availability)


While cowboys and cowgirls are cheered for by the crowd as they compete in the arena, there will be a special group of ladies competing behind the scenes this week for the distinguished title of Miss Rodeo Jacksonville. They bring their talent and hard work to try for the privilege of representing the Tops in Texas Rodeo for a year-long title of public education and community service.


If you consider yourself a true rodeo fan, you will certainly be ecstatic to hear that 2017 NFR barrel man, Cody Sosebee, will be seen at each night’s rodeo performance this year! This PRCA rodeo clown is known to many for his ‘decade of music’ skit and dance-offs. However, that is not the only esteemed voice that will be heard in Jacksonville this week. Andy Stewart, nominated the 2009 PRCA announcer of the year, will be doing what he does best over the microphone at Tops in Texas 2021. The Factory Connection Kids Tent will also be open this year to kids 8 and under with child-friendly contests from Thursday to Saturday. All entries must be at the tent by 6:00 pm each night. We hope to see you and yours this week at the 59th annual Tops in Texas Rodeo!

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Having been raised around the family ranch in Reno, Nevada, Kennadee Riggs was instilled with a passion for preserving the western way of life at an early age. She grew up under Arizona skies competing horseback while developing a deep love for everything equine. She enjoys promoting cowboy lifestyle as the 2022 Miss Rodeo Arizona. As a member of the Cowgirls Historical Foundation she spends much of her time volunteering at charities and educating the public on western heritage . Recently, she served as a missionary for her church in Brazil and Oklahoma, all while spreading her love of the western lifestyle in those places along the way. As she works toward pursuing a degree in journalism and broadcasting she feels privileged to be a part of the Cowboy Lifestyle Network team, spreading good news and enthusiasm for our cowboy bloodlines.

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