The biggest rodeo in Kansas has a big history as the
event is celebrating its 87th anniversary this summer. From Aug.
4-6, there are nightly rodeo performances featuring world champion cowboys and
cowgirls in bareback riding, tie down roping, steer
wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, women’s barrel racing, and bull
riding – all sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Children can participate in ‘mutton busting’ before the
rodeo each night and nearly 100 Saddle Club members ride horses in a grand entry
each night as well. A parade will take place through downtown Phillipsburg on
For the past nine years, Tough Enough to Wear Pink night
has raised more than $49,000 for cancer research and patients in Phillips
County, as $1 is given by the rodeo committee for each person wearing pink.