If you are driving past Manhattan Fire Dept on Dension you might notice some four-legged animals using the crosswalk! Now, if you were wondering what was going on, wonder no more because it is time for one of our favorite events, the K-State College Rodeo in Manhattan, KS! While rodeo might be your first thought when you think of college sports, clubs, or events at Kansas State University, it is! For more than 75 years the K-State Rodeo has taken place in Manhattan, KS.
The rodeo is held every February in Kansas State's historic indoor rodeo arena, Weber Arena, located inside Weber Hall! Competitors will come from all over, Fort Hays State, Wyoming, and more to compete against each other. The K-State Rodeo is one of the largest student-run events on campus!
The Rodeo kicks off Thursday, Feb. 15th at 7:30 pm and continues on Friday. In years past, Friday night was "Pink Night," with the mission to raise Cancer Awareness at the rodeo. Then on Saturday, there are two times for the rodeo, one at 1 pm and then the evening rodeo begins at 7:30 pm. Saturday evening is "Pack Weber with Purple" for the evening rodeo!
The final day for the rodeo is Sunday, this day is typically a way to honor our military with "Military Appreciate Day" and show off your red, white, and blue! Follow the K-State Rodeo Facebook page for details on what they have planned for each evening this year!
Tickets are required and you have a few options for purchasing! Buy ahead at one of the ticket outlets Call Hall Dairy Bar, Yeehaw Country Outfitters, Bomgaars, Tractor Supply Company, and Outpost Western Store. This year they will NOT be selling tickets at the door, so make sure you get your tickets in advance!
This event is so much fun and a very unique experience for those not familiar with college rodeos, or rodeos in general. These students put in so much effort which makes this event one of my favorite things to support and also attend. I hope you will be able to make it to the rodeo, if you do let me know, and tag @thelittleapplelife and the K-State Rodeo Club in your photos and videos.
Most importantly, have so much fun cheering on the cats!!!