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 deal: for $10, you get one reserved box ticket to the Stockyards Championship Rodeo (a $20 value), located in Fort Worth. The rodeo takes place every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Cowtown Coliseum.
The two-hour Stockyards Championship Rodeo is bucking with entertaining events. Enjoy the most exciting eight seconds since your high-school graduation speech with bull riding, or watch horse and man work together to lasso a loose calf in individual tie-down calf roping. Other events include team calf roping, girls' barrel racing, and breakaway roping. Today's Groupon is valid for one reserved box ticket, which is for the best available seating in the first two rows of the stadium—nearly close enough for you to hear the bulls' motivational pep talks. Tie your truck to the hitching post and hit the Stockyards Championship Rodeo for a night of roping and riding.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
The crowd cheers as a rider clad in Western gear thunders his horse over the dirt floor of the stadium, gracefully casting a lasso to loop in a calf. Minutes later, a trick rider smiles brilliantly before she elicits gasps by dangling vertically in her saddle. This showmanship has been going on for more than 100 years on the turf of the Cowstown Coliseum](http://gr.pn/PrZFzb), where Stockyards Championship Rodeo holds its Western-style rodeo events.
Though trick riding, roping, and bull riding are the stars of the Fodor's-recommended show, cowboy culture can be found throughout the stadium. Live country-western music provides the soundtrack, and occasional visits from singing cowboys or beat-boxing bulls add an air of spectacle to the events. Even the panel of judges gets into the spirit by wearing cowboy hats.