Mutton Bustin

Come watch before the rodeo!

Mutton busting is one of the most popular events at the Old Fort Days Rodeo, where nightly a group of youngsters don their best western finery, slap on a helmet and protective vest and try and hang onto a runaway sheep for as long as they can. All Mutton Bustin' participants must be between the ages of 4 and 7 years old and not weigh more than 60 pounds. Contestants can pre-register by downloading and printing out the 2021 Rules Form and Release form and mailing both of them along with the $15.00 entry fee to:

Kay Rodgers Park
PO Box 4145
Fort Smith, AR 72904

All pre-registrations forms must be postmarked by May 15th, 2021. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. Walk-ups will be allowed to register each night, but only as slots are available. Only 50 contestants each night will be allowed to participate. The minor release form must be signed and filled out the night the contestant is to ride.

If there are any questions please call 479-462-3147.



2021 Mutton Bustin' Rules

2021 Mutton Bustin' Release Form

Breyer Vaughn2019 Grand Champion
Breyer Vaughn

Qualifying Event - 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Nightly in Hugh Hardin Arena
Main Event - Each night during main performance in Harper Stadium
Saturday, June 1st - Championship event