Back by popular demand and expanded from last year, come make some furry (and not-so-furry) friends.
MHS CLUB ACTIVITIES
Students from Marana High School clubs will be hosting a number of carnival-style games that will take you on a trip through the Old West.
Defy gravity, ride a dragon, and clamor aboard a train! The Marana Cotton Festival offers three new carnival rides - for free!
MARANA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
Support the Marana Community Food Bank and your own taste buds by checking out the chili cook-off with original recipes brought to you by local organizations and businesses.
RODEO DEMONSTRATIONS (5PM-8PM)
Barrel racing and team roping are part of what define Marana’s rodeo heritage. Come enjoy demonstrations of these classic events at Heritage Park Rodeo Grounds.
FOOD VENDORS AND STEAK FRY
All the best food trucks from across southern Arizona will be serving up their fare. For the full rodeo experience, don’t miss our annual steak fry (6pm-7:30pm), brought to you by the UA Rodeo Club.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL INCLUDE SEVERAL ANIMALS. WE STRONGLY DISCOURAGE ATTENDEES FROM BRINGING PETS TO THIS EVENT.
LIVE MUSIC WITH DREW COOPER
6 P.M.-9 P.M.
All non-food vendors will feature fall/western activities
THANK YOU TO ALL THE VENDORS WHO REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT. WE ARE CURRENTLY FULL BUT ARE ACCEPTING VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR OUR HOLIDAY FESTIVAL & CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. YOU CAN SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE AT www.maranaaz.gov/vendors
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RODEO SCHEDULE & MUTTON BUSTIN' SIGN UP
SIGN UP FOR MUTTON BUSTING AND CALF SCRAMBLE AND SEE WHICH ACTIVITIES YOUR CHILD CAN BE PART OF AT OUR RODEO ACTIVITIES BOOTH DURING THE EVENT
We will have waivers and sign up sheets on hand
ADULT RODEO DEMONSTRATIONS
5:00PM – 6:00
6:00PM – 7:00PM
4yr old Mutton Bustin
Boot Scramble (sign up day-of!)
5yr old Mutton Bustin
Stick Horse Barrel Race (sign up day-of!)
Dummy Roping (sign up day-of!)
6yr Old Mutton Bustin
7:00PM – 8:00PM
COTTON FIELD PROVIDED BY THE POST FAMILY
The Post family kicks off the Cotton Festival with a live modern cotton harvesting demonstration at 4:30 P.M.. We don’t get quite enough snow in the desert for a snowball fight, but we do have cotton! Come play in our giant pile of fluff, freshly harvested during the cotton festival.
Catalina Brewing Company, Marana’s original craft brewery, will be serving up their rich, frothy beers all night long.
MEET OUR EMCEE
We are excited to have Joan Lee of Tucson News Now as this year's Cotton Festival emcee. If you see her there take a minute to say hello!