Payson Rodeo - The World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo
By Judy Hedding, About.com Guide
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The World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo
The 121st Payson Rodeo
The Payson Rodeo began in 1884 when it was known as the "August Doin's." It has the distinction of being the oldest continuous rodeo anywhere. In 2007, the Payson Rodeo celebrates the 123rd anniversary of the event at the Payson Event Center. As if three days of rodeo wasn't enough, rodeo weekend in Payson, Arizona incorporates much more than the official rodeo events. There's a wonderful parade on Saturday morning, lots of music, dancing, and libations in the evenings, and other special neighborhood events.
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