After two successful years of enthusiastic cowboy competition, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo will return to Boardwalk Hall for two rip-roarin’ days of rodeo matchups on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Corral your family and friends and saddle down to witness the best cowboys and cowgirls go head to head in the most exciting PRCA events and specialty acts. Show time is 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 24 at noon and are priced at $20, $30, $50, and $80. Fans who purchase their tickets from Friday, May 24 to Friday, May 31 will receive a free cowboy hat with each ticket. Family four-packs including 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 soft drinks are also available and must be purchased prior to Friday, October 4. Children 2-12, seniors 65+, and military members will receive a discount of $5 off a ticket. Groups of 10 or more are also eligible to receive a $5 discount on $30 and $50 seats. Two complimentary tickets will also be given to groups of 40 or more. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations by calling 800-736-1420 or at For Group Sales call 609-348-7023.

“We are very excited to be bringing the Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo back in 2013”, said AC Boardwalk Rodeo Event Chair, Janet Markowitz. “The event was a huge success the past two years and I believe that the spectator turnout for this year will be even greater since we have moved the show dates to October. Our hope is that the event will become more visible to both locals and visitors over the summer months and that it will entice them to return to Atlantic City in October for a fun family event.”

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The PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) sanctioned event, presented by Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company, will bring the biggest rodeo on the East Coast to Atlantic City. A lucrative sum of prize money will be up for grabs, making this a sought-after competition for cowboys and cowgirls from across the country. These cowboys and cowgirls will be put to the test as they make their way through seven challenging PRCA show events including:

  • Bareback Riding- Cowboys must ride a bucking horse for eight seconds, holding onto nothing but a single handhold rigging cinch
  • Tie-Down Roping- A timed race which calls for a mounted cowboy to chase a calf down the arena and rope and tie the calf
  • Saddle Bronc Riding- A test to see if a cowboy can stay in the saddle of a wild, unbroken horse for eight seconds
  • Team Roping- Two riders must ride out and rope a steer in the fastest time.
  • Barrel Racing- A cowgirl and her horse must complete a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels within the quickest timeframe.
  • Steer Wrestling- After dropping from their horse, the rider must wrestle a steer to the ground by the horns in an effort to stop the clock.
  • Bull Riding- A cowboy must ride a bull for eight seconds while holding onto only a rope which is connected to the bull

“The PRCA is very happy to be returning to Atlantic City with the seven most exciting rodeo events in competition,” said John Barnes of Barnes Rodeo. “The best cowboys and cowgirls will be in town for both shows and we are all surely looking forward to a great time.”

As in past years, the PRCA will once again be hosting their Championship Rodeo Camp for children ages 8 and older on Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Camp curriculum includes an introduction to Roughstock events such as safety and fundamentals, livestock safety, injury prevention, tips from pros, chute procedures, riding equipment overview, goal setting, and introduction to PRCA. Limited spots are available. To register for the Camp, visit For questions and additional information, e-mail or call (719) 528-4729. 

The 2013 Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo will be presented by the Atlantic City Alliance. Atlantic City’s casinos including the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, Bally’s Atlantic City, Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa, Caesars Atlantic City, Golden Nugget, Harrah’s Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel, Revel Entertainment, Showboat Atlantic City, Tropicana Casino & Resort, Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal are partners in promoting the event.

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