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MEET THE EMCEE
Buzz from Country Favorites Kiim 99.5 adds a smile to your ride home, with country favorites, traffic updates, and fun things you can win. He's won air personality of the year awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He lives in Marana with his wife and daughter, and when he's not on the radio you might see him riding his bike on The Loop or walking Wrangler the Dog in the neighborhood. Buzz is also heard across America every day on many of Westwood One's country stations.
Can your little daredevil master the sheep ridin' challenge? For ages 4-6. PLEASE SIGN YOUR CHILD UP AT THE EVENT. COST IS $20, CASH ONLY PLEASE.
The U of A Rodeo Club will be giving demonstrations of team roping and barrel racing. Children can also participate in a boot scramble activity at no cost.
4:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Mutton Busting sign in and pay
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
6:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. KIDS' RODEO
Stick Horse Barrel Racing
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
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 and Coors Light return to the Marana Cotton Festival to serve two separate beer gardens. Proceeds go to benefit the Marana Heritage Conservancy.
Back by popular demand and expanded from last year, come make some furry (and not-so-furry) friends.
CARNIVAL RIDES AND GAMES
The Marana Cotton Festival offers carnival rides - for free! Additionally, 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.
THE CHILI BOWL
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.
FOOD VENDORS & 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.
6:00 P.M. - 6:30P.M. Marana Community Music Theater: Community Choir
This choir consists of residents from around Marana ages 13 and up. It's a free choir that hopes to bring the arts to the community in a tangible and fun way. They will be performing several pieces to kick start our live music experience.
6:45 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. BLUE MONSOON
A dynamic high energy band that fuses rock into pop country hits
We also find joy in creating new sounds with old favorites, mixing different genres into what we like to call "nu-country"