39th Annual Phillips Championship Rodeo

June 8th and 9th | Phillips Ranch
When is the year's event?

This year’s rodeo will be held on June 8th and 9th. Gates open at 7pm with the main event kicking off at 8pm.

Where are we?

The Phillips Ranch is located at 475 Mt Zion Road, Resaca, GA 30735. Click the icon for directions.

How much are tickets?

$12 for adults, $8 for children 5 to 9 yrs., and children 4 yrs. and under enter for free.

till the rodeo action arrives in Resaca!

A Phillips Family Tradition

In 1980, Larry Phillips first exposed North Georgia to the skills, thrills, chills and dangers displayed by talented cowboys and cowgirls.

Larry Phillips died suddenly in 2001.  But the rodeo story did not end.  A remarkable aspect of the story is that the rodeo began as a family affair and it continues as such.  Larry’s son, Danny, along with his wife Bridgett and their two daughters Danielle and Sage, kept the event alive.  Beginning in 2001, the rodeo was renamed the Larry Phillips Memorial Championship Rodeo.

Worthy of attention is Larry Phillips’ motive for founding the rodeo.  Phillips had grown up in a time with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, western shows on TV and the Saturday cowboy movies at the old Gem Theater.  Also, people of his age had grown up on the farm with cows, mules, horses and other animals.  That era was fading from exposure to a younger generation.  Larry wanted to preserve for a younger generation a flavor and heritage of the reality of life around the horses and bulls of just a few generations back.

Got questions?

No worries…  we’ve got answers.

Can I pay with card?

The admissions gate and all vendors only accept cash. So be sure and stop by the ATM on your way in!

Is the event handicap accessible?

Yes! We have handicap parking spots reserved near the gate and seats reserved close to the action. We want all attendees to have a great experience!

Will there be food?

Of course! We have a variety of vendors that will offer burgers, hotdogs, BBQ, boiled peanuts, cotton candy, and more!

I've seen those rodeo t-shirts and wondering...

Yeah, we’ll save you a shirt. You’ll see it, do it, and get the t-shirt to prove it!

Why Pink?

In 2009, Phillips Rodeo Productions decided to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness with the “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” theme.  All fans are asked to wear pink to the rodeo in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.  The goal is to “Pink-Out” the rodeo arena.

Bridgett Phillips herself has successfully fought a battle with the disease, undergoing surgery and treatment requiring a near year-long stay in her native state of Oklahoma.  She is passionate about raising awareness of the disease and celebrating those who have overcome it.

What people are saying about the fun!

My Family and I just want to say Thank you to the Phillips family for an amazing and fun night Saturday night we moved…

Posted by Michele Hughes on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thank you for an awesome night..we had a great time! Best rodeo I’ve been to ❤ 🐎

Posted by Nichole Lynn on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Our first time at a Rodeo! We are having a blast so far!

Posted by Nikki Castleman on Saturday, June 10, 2017