The Georgia National Rodeo & Junior Livestock Show in Perry GA (2022)

It is that time of year again…time for The Georgia National Rodeo in Perry GA 31069!  The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter (GNFA) is hosting the event between February 24th – 26th, 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 & Junior Livestock Show in Perry GA 31069 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 24th – Saturday, February 26th

Time: Begins at 7:30pm each evening, ends around 9:30pm

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:

Tickets available for Sale on February 7th at 9am

Golden Belt Buckle VIP Rodeo Tickets

  • $2,250 – Available until February 4th
    • Private Box
    • 30 Rodeo Tickets
    • Early Admission for Meet/Greet
    • Complimentary GNR Merchandise
    • Dinner of Choice
    • Designated Waiter
  • Contact: Maggie Lane, mdimes@gnfa.com (478) 988-6483 or Erin Flournoy, eflournoy@gnfa.com (478) 988-6484

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 Georgia National Junior Livestock Show runs February 23rd – February 27th. 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 23rd – Sunday, February 27th

Time: 8:00am – 7:30pm

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

Schedule:

Tuesday, February 22nd

  • 4pm:  All Barns Open – Tack Only

Wednesday, February 23rd

  • 7am: All Barns Open
  • 8am: Weigh and Check-In Hogs
  • 1pm: Beef Heifer and Market Beef Check-in, Sutherland Arena
  •  Commercial Dairy Heifer Weigh and Check-In, Foster Rhodes Arena
  • 4pm: Beef Fitting Contest, Practice Ring #3
  •  Stock Show U Fitting Clinic, Practice Ring #3
  • 4:30pm: GDYF Dress-A-Cow Contest, Foster Rhodes Arena
  • 5pm: All Hogs, Beef Heifers and Steers Weigh and In Place

Thursday, February 24th

  • 8am: FFA Supreme & Master 4-H Showmanship Competition
  •  Swine Showmanship
  • 8:30am: Breeders Groups
  • Cattle Showmanship
  • County Groups
  • First Year Market Beef Show, Sutherland Arena
  • Master 4-H & FFA Supreme Showmanship Competition, Sutherland Arena
  • 9am: Dairy Heifer Showmanship, Foster Rhodes Arena
  • 12pm: Master 4-H & FFA Supreme Showmanship Competition, Foster Rhodes Beef & Dairy Arena
  • 3pm: Breeding Doe Weigh and Check-In, Horse Barn #2
  • 7:30pm: Georgia National Rodeo – Student Spotlight Recognition, Reaves Arena

Friday, February 25th

  • 8am: Beef Heifer Show
  • Market Barrow Show
  • 9am: Breeding Doe Show, Perdue Arena
  • Commercial Dairy Heifer Show, Foster Rhodes Arena
  • County Group of 5, Foster Rhodes Beef & Dairy Arena
  • Invitational Registered Dairy Heifer Show, Foster Rhodes Beef & Dairy Arena 
  • 3pm: Breeding Ewe Check-In, Horse Barn #2
  • 7:30pm: Georgia National Rodeo

Saturday, February 26th

  • 8am: Market Gilt Show
  • 8:30am: Breeding Ewe Show
  • 9am: Market Beef Show, Sutherland Arena
  • 7:30pm: Georgia National Rodeo

Sunday, February 27th

  • 12pm: All animals must be out of barns

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!

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The GA National Rodeo & Junior Livestock Show in Perry GA (2022)

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