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June 30th - July 2nd

77th Annual VFW CPRA Rodeo
Chester Franklin Arena at Veterans Park Arena, Wimberley, Texas

This is a Pro/Open event sanctioned by the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Assn. (CPRA), and sponsored by Oldham-Cummings Post 6441, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Wimberley, Texas. Admission and parking proceeds are considered a donation to Post 6441 and used to support a variety of Veterans and Community programs and activities. The Rodeo Producer is Mr. Bo Davis of DVS Productions from Gonzales, Texas, and the stock contractor is the Cadillac Rodeo Company

Please use the Vendor button if you are interested in being a vendor.

Please use the button labeled sponsors if you'd like to sponsor this years Rodeo.  Confirmation of level secured will be via email or call from Mr Sandifer.

Friday, June 30th, Saturday July 1st, & Sunday July 2nd, 2023 

Gates open at 5:30.        1st Mutton Bustin' at 7:00       Rodeo begins at 8 p.m. 

  • Mutton Bustin' registration at Merkin Hall (ticket booth) East door at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per ride; 60lb. max rider weight. Riders compete for the Ellen Allen Memorial Rodeo Buckles (parents please enforce weight limits so it is fair for all including the sheep)  2nd Mutton Bustin' event midway in Rodeo 

  • 2 youth calf scramble events nightly. One for ages 7-12 and another for ages 13-17. 

  • Adult calf scramble nightly for ages 16 and up. (prizes awarded to be age appropriate.) 

  • A vintage airplane flyover by the Commemorative Air Force at the beginning of each show. 

  • Fireworks nightly at the end of the show (weather conditions permitting) 

  • Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame bull-fighter, clown and barrel man Leon Coffee will be featured at each event. 

  • Nightly performances by the Lone Star Cowgirls, a rodeo precision riding team, known for their beautiful painted horses, sparkling red white & blue costumes, and their heart warming tribute to the United States Armed Forces. 

  • Rodeo Events include: ​​bull riding, bareback & saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie down calf roping, team roping, women’s breakaway roping, and women’s barrel racing.

  • Tickets at the Gate: Adults - $15; Children 12 & under $10. Children 3 & under FREE  In person Advanced Tickets can be purchased at the VFW Merkin Hall located at 401 Jacobs Well Rd. (CR182) on June 25th, 26th, & 27th, from noon to 6 p.m. Advance ticket prices are Adults-$12; Children 4 – 12; $7. Children 3 & under FREE.  Cash, check, or major credit cards will be accepted.  Limited box seat tickets may be available for $50 in person on advance ticket purchase days only.  General admission parking $5 per vehicle at gate.  Food and other vendors will be located on the grounds.  Beer will be sold at the Rodeo but BYOB is permitted.

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