Sonora is once again preparing for the Sonora Outlaw Rodeo and Sutton County Days which will be held at the Sutton County Fair Grounds.

The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, 2022.
The Miss Sutton County Queen contestant is currently selling rodeo and dance tickets, while cowboys and cowgirls are preparing to compete.
The Sutton County Roping will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022. This event will offer teams the chance to advance to the UPRA sanctioned Sonora Outlaw Rodeo.

Books open at 6:00 p.m. and the roping is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Sutton County Fair grounds.

The 49th Annual Sonora Outlaw Rodeo will kick off on August 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. with the slack performance and the BBQ cookoff beginning at noon on Friday.

The rodeo will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, and will feature The Stevie Smith Memorial Mutton Busting, where a buckle will be awarded to the champion.

Saturday will be a busy day with the parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by activities and multiple vendor and food booths in the park and under the pavilion from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The Sonora Chamber of Commerce has received reservations from over 20 vendors that will have clothing and craft items for sale and yummy refreshments, food and drinks.

The 2022 Little Mr. and Miss Sutton County will be crowned at 10:30 under the pavilion. At 11:00 a.m. the Miss Sutton County Queen candidate will be introduced and interviewed under the pavilion.

For more information about Sutton County Days, vendor spaces or to reserve a spot in the parade please visit the Sonora Chamber of Commerce website at: www.sonoratexas.org or call 325-387-2880.

The rodeo performance, on Saturday, August 13, 2022 will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Broncos varsity football players on hand to assist with the calf scramble. The winners of the calf scramble will receive a bicycle.
During the Saturday evening rodeo performance, the 2022 Miss Sutton County Queen will be crowned.

Following the rodeo performance, Josh Ward will kick off the music at 9:30 p.m. followed by headliner Roger Creager at the pavilion, he is set to come on stage at 11:00 p.m..

The nightly rodeo performances will include bull riding, barrel racing, breakaway roping, ranch bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping.

Tickets for the rodeo performances and the dance may be purchased from the Miss Sutton County Queen contestant or at the gate.

The single Miss Sutton County contestant is Miss Molly Joe Friess.
Friess is the daughter of Clay and Joetta Friess. Her grandparents are Joe & Sarah Speck, RexAnn Friess and Turney Friess.

When asked why she wanted to be Miss Sutton County she replied, “I want to be Miss Sutton County so that I can be a role model for younger kids to work hard for what you want and never give up..” She added that she would love to represent her hometown and to show everyone how truly amazing Sonora, Texas is.

Friess said that Sonora and it’s community means home. The love and support that everyone shows to one another is what makes Sonora home.
Finally, she said the most influential person in her life is her papa, Joe Speck. “He is the most influential person in my life because no matter the adversity he faces he continues to push through it. His work ethic and love for his family and job never fades.”

Friess is a senior at Sonora High School and her school activities include volleyball, FFA, cheerleading and tennis. She enjoys reading and creating memories with family and friends. Her future plans are to attend Texas A&M University or Texas Tech University.

Pre sale rodeo tickets are $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. Dance tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. At the gate rodeo tickets are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 and under. Dance tickets are $20.00 for adults and $12.00 for children.

Tickets for the rodeo and dance may be purchased during the presale from the Miss Sutton County Queen Contestant, Molly Friess.

The weekend of August 12th and 13th will offer many fun activities and a chance to support Sutton County while cheering on cowboys and cowgirls of all ages.


The Dee-Ora Masonic Lodge will be selling fish plates on Saturday night at the Sutton County Civic Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plates are $10.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Sonora Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about the rodeo or Sutton County Days please visit the Sonora Outlaw Rodeo Facebook page, Sonora Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or online at www.sonratexas.org.