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Chutes and Boots Pro Bull Riding

June 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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 Back for another year of professional bull riding at Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights June 3rd and 4th!

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Both days will include Mutton Busting for the kids, Calcutta’s/Sports Betting, and exciting Pro Bull Riding, you won’t want to miss out on this action packed weekend!


Saturday, June 3rd | Sunday, June 4th

Arena Side Tables with 8 chairs each $360/night + fees.
GA (bleachers) – $20/night + fees.
*VIP Party Deck – $500 per table/night + fees, tables include 8 seats elevated on the Midco Stage for the best seats in the house, VIP Private Bar, Private Porta Potty’s.

Each night sold separately.

Saturday, June 3:
5:30 PM: Doors Open
6:00 PM: Mutton Busting
6:30 PM : Calcutta (Rider Auction)
7:00 PM: Bull Riding

Sunday, June 4:
1:30 PM: Doors Open
2:00 PM: Mutton Busting
2:30PM: Calcutta (Rider Auction)
3:00 PM: Bull Riding

Calcutta’s/Sports Betting
A Calcutta event will double the fun of the Chutes N’ Boots Bull Riding event. The Calcutta will raise money for West Fargo Events community programming. The Live Auction Bidding will begin Saturday at about 6:30 pm and around 3:30pm on Sunday from the dirt arena. Participants in the crowd will have an opportunity to bid on riders who are participating in the day’s event to win money along with the riders competing. Bull Riding action begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday and 4:00pm on Sunday. The bidder who buys the winning rider will take home the pot of money!

Registration for the Calcutta will happen when doors open. Just look for the Registration tents at the entrances when you enter the Essentia Health Plaza. Bring your money, no credit cards accepted! Registration consists of simple contact information and you must be registered to participate in the Calcutta action.

Mutton Busting
Mutton Busting or Sheep riding will be available for the kids each night! This adorable event is free for the kids, but participants must have an event ticket to participate.

Registration and a liability waiver is required to participate and will take place the day of. Look for the registration tent inside the Essentia Health Plaza. Participants must be 8 or under and below 60 pounds for the safety of the animals. There is limited space for riders with only 35 spots open per night.

The 2-day event will be a family friendly affair with FREE Mutton Busting (sheep riding) for up to 35 kids (must be under 65lbs) and a live auction to bet on riders called a Calcutta before all the big action starts with professional riders and stock from around the country. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on Monday April 10th with General Admission, Reserved tables of 8 and VIP tables of 8 available. Online ticket buyers through Ticketmaster will even receive a FREE pass for the Red River Valley Fair in 2023! 

“The partnerships are what help make these dynamic special events possible and we couldn’t do any of this without the support of the business community”. This event is being made possible due to partnership with Essentia Health, Midco, EPIC Companies, Red River Valley Fair, Dirt Dynamics, Cass County Electric Cooperative, Swanston Equipment, Wimmer’s Diamonds, NG Gaming, TrueNorth Steel and the City of West Fargo just to name a few. 


June 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


West Fargo Events


Essentia Health Plaza
3150 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078 United States
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