Rootsy Callings

Bloomberg Businessweek dubbed southeast Valley town Queen Creek one of the fastest growing cities in America in 2011. The QC hasn’t gotten too big for its britches, though. The burgeoning burg honors its rural heritage with the Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek Rodeo.

In addition to Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) riders busting broncos on Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoon, the weekend is packed with food, music, and carnival rides. Most compelling might be the family rodeo (including a pig chase for the kiddies) and lawn mower races on Saturday when landscaping equipment takes a turn toward Fast & Furious.

Fri., March 30, 3 p.m.; Sat., March 31; Sun., April 1, 2012