The Georgia National Rodeo, Junior Livestock Show, & Rodeo Camp in Perry GA (2017)

It is that time of year again…time for The 27th Annual Georgia National Rodeo in Perry GA 31069!  The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter (GNFA) is hosting the event between February 23rd – 25th, and the competition will be held at the Reaves Arena.  The Reaves Arena is used for a variety of events such as concerts, horse and livestock shows, trade shows, and banquets. The area boasts over 92,000 square footage of space with 8,250 seats, 2,000 banquet seats, 170 trade show booths, and 40 vendor booths.

The Georgia National Rodeo in Perry GA

The Georgia National Rodeo (GNR) is held annually each February, where competitors earn points to qualify for The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) held in Las Vegas each December.The GNR is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Participants from across the country will compete in seven categories:

  • Saddle Bronc Riding 
  • Bareback Riding 
  • Tie Down Roping
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Team Roping
  • Bull Riding
  • Barrel Racing

The Georgia National Rodeo Details

When: Thursday, February 23rd – Saturday, February 25th

Time: Begins at 7:30pm each evening

Location: Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, Reaves Arena, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry, GA

The North, South, and West Gates may be closed due to special requirements for certain events. The East Gate is accessible 24 hours.

Rodeo Tickets:

Thursday, February 23rd

  • General Admission Child  (Age 2 – 12 years) – $10
  • General Admission Adult – $15
  • Reserved Box Seats – $25

Friday, February 24th

  • Child Mezzanine (Age 2 – 12 years) – $15
  • Adult Mezzanine – $20
  • Box Seats – $25

Saturday, February 25th

  • Child Mezzanine (Age 2 – 12 years) – $15
  • Adult Mezzanine – $20
  • Box Seats – $25

Children under two years of age are always free at the Georgia National Rodeo, and may sit in a ticketed adult’s lap during the rodeo.

Contact: Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, (478) 987-3247


The Georgia National Junior Livestock Show Details

The 27th annual Georgia National Junior Livestock Show runs February 22nd – February 26th. Over 2,000 Georgia 4-H and Future Farmers of America students will compete for statewide championships.

Competition classes include:

  • Hogs
  • Heifers
  • Steers
  • Commercial Dairy Heifers
  • Breeding Ewes

When: Wednesday, February 22nd – Sunday, February 26th

Time: 8:00am – 7:30pm

Location: Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, Reaves Arena, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry, GA

Cost: Free


PRCA Roughstock Rodeo Camps

The PRCA Roughstock Rodeo Camp will be held in conjunction with the Georgia National Rodeo on February 25th. The rodeo camp is free to ages 8 years and up to those interested in learning the fundamentals of the rodeo from PRCA champions.

The roughstock rodeo camp teaches an emphasis on:

  • Safety
  • Technique
  • Chute Procedures
  • Riding Equipment
  • Injury Prevention
  • Management
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Business

When: Saturday, February 25th

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, Reaves Arena, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry, GA

Cost: Free

Registration: PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp

Come on out and have a blast at all the events, enjoy the fun atmosphere, sample some southern goodies, and see what all the hoopla is about!

The GA National Rodeo, Junior Livestock Show & Rodeo Camp in Perry GA (2017)

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