Press Release

For Immediate Release 


Event Date: May 22 - 23, 2015


32nd Annual PRCA Rodeo Cornerstone of the Bandera's Cowboy Capital’s Funtier Days, Memorial Day Weekend


Bandera, Texas, May 5, 2015 ( - Funtier Days celebration kicks off Friday, May 22, with the Bandera ProRodeo’s first performance of the PRCA and WPRA rodeo at 7:30 PM at Mansfield Park, Bandera, TX.  Produced by Neal Gay’s Rafter G Rodeo Company, spectators can expect to see top rodeo contestants from around the nation competing for the top prize money.  Even the little cowpokes in the audience get a chance to compete in the stick horse races and the ever popular mutton bustin’.  Three time pro-rodeo entertainer of the year, Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, riding his trusted Border collie mount, will show off his skills at herding sheep.  Performances are also scheduled on Saturday and Sunday (5/22 & 23) at 7:30 PM.


The fun continues on Saturday, May 23, when the Funtier Day Parade takes over Bandera’s Main Street.  The parade begins at 11:00 AM but you will want to stake your place along the parade route early.  After the parade stroll to the Courthouse lawn filled with arts and crafts vendors.  Take a break and enjoy the free entertainment.  On Sunday you can return to the Courthouse lawn for that final purchase.


All BBQ lovers won’t want to miss the “Get Your Cook-On BBQ Cook-off” on Saturday at Mansfield Park during the day.  Sanctioned by the Lonestar Barbecue Society, competitors from around the state will be vying for points for the Texas State Championship.  You may even be lucky enough to be chosen as a judge.


For more information about all of Bandera’s Funtier Days activities visit or call 830-796-3045.



 Media Contact    


Patricia Moore, Executive Director
Bandera County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone:  830-796-3045


Bandera County CVB

Bandera, Texas