Mexia Rodeo promises double header of fun, entertainment

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Top, professional rodeo action will be on display next week at the 87th Annual Mexia Rodeo on Thursday, June 22, through Saturday, June 24. This year’s event will be double the fun with two rodeos each day, one at 11 a.m. and a second at 7:30 p.m.
The three-day event, co-sponsored by the city of Mexia and the Mexia Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Mexia Rodeo Grounds, just off Tyler Street at Smith.
The gates open each morning at 10:30 a.m. for the day rodeo, which starts at 11 a.m. – and families and those on a budget will be pleased to learn has free admission. The concession stands will be open for the day rodeo, just as they will be in the evening.
“Those contestants can stay and compete again in the big night rodeo at 7:30 p.m.,” said Chamber President Linda Archibald. “That’s what the double header means.”
Gates open each night at 5:30 p.m. for the evening rodeo. General admission is $10 for adults; $6 for children 4-12; children 3 and under are free. Tickets may be bought early at a discount at Rusty’s Western Wear in Mexia at $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-12.

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