Mutton Bustin'

Contestants get ready before they compete during in Mutton Bustin’ on Thursday at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo. The contest, which puts kids ages 3-7 on the back of a sheep, has its grand final on Saturday night at the fair.

What: Rodeo events, livestock shows, exhibits, food, music, entertainment, carnival and more.

When: Through Sunday. For gate hours, visit http://bit.ly/2OXwJc1.

Where: North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd.

Parking: $10 per vehicle. On Saturday, free shuttle service is available from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1100 Malone St., and Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St. Shuttle will run continuously from each location to the fairgrounds gate.

Tickets:

  • Adults: $20. $15 admission available on Saturday before 6 p.m. (at gate only)
  • Seniors and military: $14 (at gate only with ID)
  • Teachers: $5 off (at gate only with ID)
  • Children: $5 for ages 7-12, free for 6 and younger

Thursday

Contests

All day — photography contest (Fair Hall) and youth art contest (Commercial Exhibit Building)

Attractions

All day — Carnival

6 p.m., 8 p.m. — Swifty Swine Swimming & Racing Pigs, Fun Zone

7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. — Jason D’Vaude: One Man Circus, Juggling & Fire Show, Fun Zone

Rodeo

7:30 p.m. — Bull Blowout and Cowboy Protection Match (a demonstration of how cowboys protect bull riders after they’ve been thrown from the bull), Miller Lite Rodeo Arena

Music

6 p.m. — Lucas Ebert, Troy Murph and Gates Houghton, Bud Light Stage

9:30 p.m. — Flatland Calvary, Budweiser Stage

11 p.m. — Josh Ward, Bud Light Stage

Friday

Contests

All day — photography contest (Fair Hall) and youth art contest (Commercial Exhibit Building)

Attractions

All day — Carnival

6 p.m., 8 p.m. — Swifty Swine Swimming & Racing Pigs, Fun Zone

7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. — Jason D’Vaude: One Man Circus, Juggling & Fire Show, Fun Zone

Livestock show

4 p.m. — TJLA pig showmanship trials, First State Bank Livestock Pavilion

Rodeo

7:30 p.m. — Bull Blowout and Cowboy Protection Match (a demonstration of how cowboys protect bull riders after they’ve been thrown from the bull), Miller Lite Rodeo Arena

Music

6 p.m. — Sonny Burgess, Jolie Holliday and Brian Houser, Bud Lite Stage

9:30 p.m. — Pat Green, Busweiser Stage

11 p.m. — Mike and the Moonpies, Bud Lite Stage

Saturday

Contests

All day — photography contest (Fair Hall) and youth art contest (Commercial Exhibit Building)

Attractions

All day — Carnival

2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. — Swifty Swine Swimming & Racing Pigs, Fun Zone

3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. — Jason D’Vaude: One Man Circus, Juggling & Fire Show, Fun Zone

Livestock show

11 a.m. — TJLA lamb and goat showmanship trials, First State Bank Livestock Pavilion

Rodeo

7:30 p.m. — Bull Blowout and Cowboy Protection Match (a demonstration of how cowboys protect bull riders after they’ve been thrown from the bull), Miller Lite Rodeo Arena

Music

6 p.m. — Jimmy Bluffet (a Jimmy Buffet tribute act), Bud Lite Stage

9:30 p.m. — Tracy Lawrence, Budweiser Stage

11 p.m. — Jimmy Bluffet, Bud Lite Stage

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