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Friday, August 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm


Harold J. Royer Bandshell at the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo grounds in Abilene, Kansas


WBHR belt buckles, as well as other rodeo-related items will be auctioned. Details will be posted here as soon as they become available.

When is Mutton Bustin’?:

All four nights at the rodeo! Wednesday – Saturday ….. August 2-5, 2017!

Registration Guidelines:

  1. Ages 4 and over.
  2. Maximum weight 60 lbs.
  3. Entry fee of $25 ( non-refundable )
  4. Limited to 12 per night.
  5. Choice of night until full.
  6. One entry per child per year.
  7. No phone entries will be accepted.

How To Register:


Event Guidelines for Contestants and Parents:

  1. Check in at 7:00 pm at the southeast corner of the arena.
  2. Official weigh-in is night of performance (Maximum weight 60 lbs.).
  3. No parents in arena.
  4. Contestants enter rodeo free with Back Tag on, participating night only.
  5. Parental release must be signed at check-in.

Past Mutton Bustin' Winners:

CKFF & Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Western ParadeWhen:

Thursday, August 4th, 2016 – Starts at 4 pm


Abilene, Kansas

Beginning at N. 7th & Buckeye in downtown Abilene, Kansas

Proceeding S. to 3rd & Buckeye

Then W. to 3rd & Washington


Commercial, Non-Commercial, Youth Floats, (4-H/FFA to Youth), Horses, Clowns, Bands, Farm Machinery, Elected Officials and Candy for the kids!

2016 Parade Theme: “Trails, Rails and Tales”
2016 Parade Committee: Baillee Flora & Morgan Rutter
2016 Parade Marshal: Joe Minick

Need More Info?

For information on parade entries, floats and rules, theme, Parade Marshal, Parade Sponsor, etc., please contact the Central Kansas Free Fair Office

Spikes & Spurs Golf Tournament will be posted here when it becomes available.