Marana Cotton Festival

  • Marana Heritage River Park 12375 N Heritage Park Drive Marana, AZ 85653
 

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ATTRACTIONS

PETTING ZOO

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.

CARNIVAL RIDES

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.

Hailing from Springfield, IL, Drew Cooper has been making a name for himself across the nation with this acoustic tunes and upbeat spirit. For more information on Drew Cooper visit his Facebook page or website.


VENDORS

NON FOOD 

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

Team Roping
Breakaway Roping
Ribbon Roping
Barrel Race

KIDS’ RODEO
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

ADULT RODEO
7:00PM – 8:00PM

Team Roping
Breakaway Roping
Ribbon Roping
Barrel Races

 


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.


BEER GARDEN

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!


THIS EVENT IS ALSO SUPPORTED BY