The annual First New Mexico Bank Wild Wild West Rodeo is happening June 8, 9, and 10, 2023, with Casper Baca Rodeo Company and the Renegade Rodeo Tour, at the Southwest Horseman's Arena in Silver City.

Tickets are available at Circle Heart Western Wear in Silver City and Circle S Western Emporium in Deming, starting June 5th. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Gates open at 5 pm with the performances starting at 7 pm. Thursday Night is the Wild Wild West Bull Fest, sponsored by W & N Enterprises. Friday Night is full rodeo action sponsored by Snappy Mart and The Brown Boys at Werner Tire. Saturday Night is another full rodeo night sponsored by Freeport McMoRan and First Financial Credit Union.

We are happy to announce that Bert Davis, The Man Behind Coppertown Clown & Davis' Mutley Crew will be returning to the arena for this year's rodeo. Also pulling out all the stops to keep you entertained is Bob Weir—Rodeo Clown and Announcer. Once again, the Casper Baca Rodeo Company will be the producer for the open rodeo event as part of its Renegade Tour.

Special events this year will be a Meet & Greet with rodeo personalities at First New Mexico Bank on Friday from 11 am to 2 pm. During the rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights watch the kids in the Circle Heart Mutton Bustin', plan on attending the family dance on the slab by the Lone Mountain 4-H club and watch the Southwest Horseman's Association Drill Team performing during the rodeo. Saturday evening at 5 pm in the arena is the fan favorite Humphrey's Enterprises Exceptional Rodeo.

There's something for everyone at this year's rodeo!

Don't forget you can hitch a ride with Corre Caminos from the Grant County Business and Conference Center for only $1 each way.

For more information find the Wild Wild West Rodeo on Facebook or at .. See you at the rodeo June 8, 9 and 10!

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