The Post's largest activity is the annual Pro-open rodeo held at the Post's rodeo grounds and arena.A Hill Country tradition, once the largest outdoor rodeo in the world, the event still ranks near the top.
Wimberley's Annual VFW Pro Open Rodeo in Wimberley, Texas

Every 4th of July Weekend in the Central Texas Hill Country!

"The best small town rodeo in Texas"

Wimberley's Annual VFW Pro Open Rodeo in Wimberley, Texas. Every 4th of July Weekend in the Hill Country Photo copyright

Wimberley's 75th Annual VFW CPRA Rodeo
Cowboys Professional Rodeo Assn. Sanctioned Pro/Open Rodeo
July 4th weekend, 2021
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
(July 2nd, July 3rd & 4th, 2021) 

A Texas Hill Country tradition, the Annual CPRA Sanctioned/Open VFW Rodeo  has been held for  74 years on the first weekend in July at the VFW's rodeo grounds, Chester Franklin Arena, north of Wimberley on Jacobs Well Rd., just off Ranch Road 12.

Once the largest outdoor rodeo in Texas, the event still ranks near the top.  This is a Cowboys Professional Rodeo Assn. (CPRA) sanctioned/open event
(Ranked "Best CPRA Rodeo of the Year" in the 2006 CPRA Hall of Fame).
The VFW Rodeo is sponsored by Wimberley's VFW Post 6441 and Ladies Auxiliary as a not-for-profit event.The Rodeo Producer is Mr. Bo Davis of DVS Productions from Gonzales, Texas, and the stock contractor is the Cadillac Rodeo Company.
Proceeds are used to support a variety of veteran and community activities and organizations.


  • Tickets: Adults - $15, Children 12 - 4 years old - $10, 3 and under free
  • Advance Ticket Sales: Adults-$12; Children 12 and under $7. Tickets may be purchased at the VFW Hall, 401 Jacobs Well Rd. (CR 182) June 27th, 28th, & 29th from noon to 6 p.m. Cash, check, or major credit cards. On those days tickets may also be purchased by phone (512-847-6441). .Limited box seat tickets may be available for $30.00 on advance ticket purchase days.
  • General admission parking $5 per vehicle at the gate.
  • Food and other vendors on the grounds.
  • Beer will be sold at the Rodeo. BYOB is permitted.
  • Visit the VFW Post Website for more information at:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday (July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2021)
Gates open at 5:30, First Mutton Bustin' at 7:00, Rodeo begins at 8:00

  • Events include: bull riding, tie down calf roping, bareback & saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, women's breakaway roping, and women's barrel racing
  • Rodeo Producer is Bo Davis of Gonzales, Texas
  • Rodeo Stock contractor is the Cadillac Rodeo Company
  • Creekside Cookers BBQ - Food vendor
  • Each night features antics of Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame bull-fighter,, clown and barrel man Leon Coffee
  • 2nd Mutton Bustin' event midway in Rodeo
  • Free fireworks show nightly after the rodeo performance (weather permitting)
  • 2 calf scramble events nightly. One for ages 5-8 and another for ages 9-12


  • Nightly performances of the Lone Star Cowgirls, a rodeo precisionriding team, known for their beautiful painted horses and sparkling red, white and blue costumes
  • Food and other vendors will be located on the grounds
  • Beer sales on the grounds, BYOB is also permitted
  • Mutton Bustin' register outside the VFW hall at 6:00p.m  Cost is $20 per ride, 60 lb. maximum rider weight. Riders compete for the Ellen Allen Memorial trophy

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