Does Billy Bob’s have a mechanical bull?
Contrary to what many people believe, we do NOT have a mechanical bull- not even when we first opened in 1981! We have always had live professional bull riding.
We prefer the real thing. Check out our live professional bull riding performances every Friday & Saturday night at 9 & 10pm. Admission is $4.00.
We also have a Photo Bull available for guests to have their picture made to take home as a souvenir.
Can anybody ride a bull at Billy Bob’s Texas?
Bull riding is a dangerous sport and Billy Bob’s requires competitors to be pro or semi-pro athletes with a valid rider’s card from a recognized Bull Riders sanctioning organization such as your state PRCA, CBR, or other institution.
Bulls generally weigh 1,800-2,000 pounds compared to the weight of most bull riders at 150 pounds. You can’t just have a few beers and ride a bull or dare your buddy to ride at Billy Bob’s!
How do you enter the bull riding competition at Billy Bob’s Texas?
You must have a valid rider’s card from a sanctioning organization to participate in the bull riding competition at Billy Bob’s on Friday/Saturday nights. Advance entries should be made on Thursday by calling Cindy Reid at 254-582-7063 between 6-10pm. Late entries will also be accepted on Friday/Saturday nights from 7 pm until 8:30pm with an additional $5 late entry fee. Visit our Bull Riding Page for additional information.
Note: Billy Bob’s Texas does not provide any equipment such as vests, ropes, or other gear.