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It’s Almost Time for the Tops in Texas Rodeo 2023!

Three days of professional rodeo and rich tradition will take place May 11 – 13, 2023 at the 61st Annual Tops in Texas Rodeo in Jacksonville, Texas! The annual event brings lots of excitement with Pete Carr Pro Rodeo, John Harrison, Andy Stewart, and top-notch athletes providing non-stop entertainment.

The outdoor show kicks off summertime with activities for the entire family and brings in fans from across the state. Not only will fans find exceptional rodeo action, but the weekend is packed full of opportunities to eat, shop and enjoy the Western heritage together!

Credit to the Tops In Texas Rodeo Facebook Page

With a history of community involvement, the rodeo is sponsored by volunteers from the Jacksonville Riders Club and the Jacksonville Lions Club to raise money for local charitable endeavors.

Winners from the 2022 event included Chet Weitz (all-around), Bill Tutor (bareback), Termaine Debose (steer wrestling), Lightning Aguilera and Jayse Tettenhorst (team roping), Will Pollock (saddle bronc), Sy Felton (tie-down), Abby Phillips (barrel racing) and Dawson Gleaves and Tate Pollmeier (bull riding). And this year, the long-standing rodeo is adding breakaway to its lineup of events!

Credit to the Tops In Texas Rodeo Facebook Page

2023 Rodeo Schedule

  • May 11
    • 7:00 p.m. – Tops in Texas PRCA Rodeo (Pink & Cowboy Church Night) | Free admission to the rodeo by Trail to Christ Church, J-C Cowboy Church, and Branded by Christ Cowboy Church
  • May 12
    • 9:00 a.m. – PRCA Rodeo Slack | Tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing
    • 4:00 p.m. – Miss Tops in Texas Queen Check-In
    • 7:00 p.m. – Tops in Texas PRCA Rodeo with FFA/4H Catch a Calf
  • May 13
    • 8:00 a.m. – Jr Rodeo for Exceptional Children
    • 10:00 a.m. – Miss Rodeo Jacksonville Contest
    • 1:30 p.m. – Rodeo Queen Contest Modeling, Speeches, and Interviews
    • 7:00 p.m. – Tops in Texas PRCA Rodeo with FFA/4H Catch a Calf
Credit to the Tops In Texas Rodeo Facebook Page


Thanks to local cowboy churches, admission to the event is free to the public Thursday, May 11! Tickets for the following two nights of rodeo are available online for $12 or at the gate for $15. Limited box seats are also available for $20/ticket with a minimum purchase of six seats per box.

For more information, visit We at Cowboy Lifestyle Network can’t wait to see you at the annual rodeo!

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Originally from Earth, Texas, a small town in the Texas panhandle, I was raised around rodeo, agriculture, and the western lifestyle. With a degree from Texas A&M University, I have found a passion for promoting the lifestyle that made me who I am today. I am an experienced writer, marketer, and event professional with a strong desire to share the stories of those in our industry. When I’m not busy seeking out ways to promote the western way of life, I enjoy following those I care about around to rodeos, hunting, and going on runs with my blue-eyed, blue-merle Australian Shepherd.

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