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Roaring Springs Reunion

I fell in love with this annual celebration of heritage in Roaring Springs, Texas back in 1974. I have been returning whenever possible even though it is held during the last part of what is usually a hot August. Most of the action takes place in the rodeo arena with roping jackpots, ranch horse reining competitions, and qualifying ranch rodeos sanctioned by the WRCA and WRRA organizations.

Then there are other activities such as goat roping in the morning, a live band old-timers dance in the late afternoon along with washer pitching, kids' bouncy fun all day, and a live dance band after the rodeos featuring the best Western Swing bands available.

2023 - 100 years of Rodeo!

As per recent years, this year was a mixture of WRCA-sanctioned ranch teams and rodeo events and several non-sanctioned events.


Team Sorting

Flag Racing

Team Doctoring

Bronc Riding


Prior Years

Saturday Afternoon

Horse Reining

The rodeos do include some non-sanctioned events, mostly to give the youngsters an opportunity to participate.

Mutton Bustin'

Flag Racing

Goat Roping

Miniature Bronc Riding

And there are the adult rodeo events of course!

WRCA Team Doctoring

WRCA Wild Cow Milking

WRRA Team Doctoring

WRRA Trailer Loading

I do not have a playlist for all the reunion videos but you can find them on the playlist links below.


WRCA Ranch Rodeo

Junior Cowboys & Cowgirls


Dusty Reins Schedule

You may see several events on the same day. I can only pick one to go next depending on where I was located during the prior event I attended. Fuel is expensive these days!