Returning this year: Mutton bustin’ for children after Sunday Lost Dutchman Days rodeo

(Photo by Richard H. Dyer, Independent Newspapers)

(Photo by Bob Bogart, special to the Independent)

(Photo by Richard H. Dyer, Independent Newspapers)

Aspiring 4- to 7-year-old rodeo cowboys and cowgirls will get a chance to shine Sunday, Feb. 25, after the main Lost Dutchman Days rodeo event while “mutton bustin’” – riding sheep.

Entry fee is $10. Sign up the day before (Saturday, Feb. 24) at the information booth for the first 30 entrants. Helmets and vests are required and will be provided. Age groups are 4-5 and 6-7.

The rodeo and Main Event Center is at 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd. near Tomahawk Road at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds.

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