NIRA College rodeo

Payson, Arizona

March 27-28, 2021

NIRA College Rodeo

For the first time ever, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Grand Canyon Region will be hosted at Payson’s Multi Event Center. With our amazing heritage and mild evenings, we know that rodeo fans will enjoy this addition to our event calendar. Come and join us for what we know will be a fun-filled weekend!



Enjoy bareback riding, barrel racing, breakaway roping, bull riding, goat tying, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, and tie down roping.

Events begin at:

7pm on 3/27 (Gates open at 5:30)

1pm on 3/28 (Gates open at 11:30)

Slack (free admission) will take place on each day at 8am. 


Participants are welcome to reserve stalls or dry camping at the Payson Event Center during the event. Click the button below for more details.


  • Admission: $12 per person
  • Purchase online or on site. Will call will be available for pre-purchased tickets.
  • Event is open to the public.
  • Food and ware vendors will be on site. 


Thank you to our sponsors:

Phone | (928) 472-5110
1000 W. Country Club Dr.
Payson, AZ 85541

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