Getting your recommended daily dosage of cowboy has been a trying task ever since Hollywood stopped producing Westerns and your 10-gallon hat was ruined by that 10-gallon guacamole recipe. Go west with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two reserved tickets to a Mesquite ProRodeo Series event, held at Resistol Arena in Mesquite (up to a $48 value). Children under three are admitted free. Rodeos are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in both July and August; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
As some of the world's best cowboys sojourn at Resistol Arena on their way to the professional rodeo championship, the Mesquite ProRodeo Series corrals families into a thrilling evening filled with activities and live competition. When the doors open, children rest tired toes with a pony ride and get their faces painted, allowing them to fantasize about becoming butterflies or masquerade as baby goats. Adults dig out their opera glasses for the main event at 7:30, when lasers lasso across the stage to open the show. The rodeo runs through classic events such as bull, saddle bronc, and bareback riding, as well as barrel racing and steer wrestling. Kids can also join the action in Mutton Bustin' and Dash for Cash events, helping them hone valuable skills for the capture-the-flag job interviews of the future.