Mutton Bustin'

There is a 50-70 pound weight limit and children must be 6 or 7.

This year we will again have the exciting event of Mutton Bustin’. We’ll have 8 kids riding some wild & woolly sheep each night.  

We are thrilled to have Rochester Pet & Country Store as our mutton' bustin' sponsor! They are locally owned and have been a fixture in Rochester for over 16 years. Stop in and make Rochester Feed and Country Store your one-stop shop for all your animal and pet supplies!

We’d like to thank Central Livestock Zumbrota Market and it’s General Manager, Bob Young for supplying the sheep. Without them we wouldn’t be able to hold the Mutton Bustin’ event. So remember, Sell your livestock the auction way, bring’em to town and let them all bid.

To enter your child, please complete the Contestant form below. We will hold a drawing on the Monday before the event for the contestants. We will contact you if your child is drawn for a spot.

There is no entry fee to ride in the Mutton Bustin’, but each child/contestant must purchase a ticket for the Bull Riding Challenge. All parents and family members will also need to purchase tickets to enter the Bull Riding Challenge.

Each contestant will be given a full face hockey helmet for protection.

All contestants will receive a Mutton Bustin’ t-shirt and each night’s winner will be awarded a trophy.

Photographs available from Scott Gulbranson at or you can call him at 507-273-8299.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY ONE ENTRY.  You will only be notified if your child is selected.