Augusta Futurity events feature cutting horses, Wrangler Family Fun Fest

Drew Direnzo, 6, and Thomas Moore, 4, compare costumes during the 2013 Wrangler Family Fun Fest.

The Augusta Futurity, the 35th edition of the largest cutting horse show east of the Mississippi River, continues through Saturday, Jan. 25, at James Brown Arena. Cutting horse competition begins at 10 a.m. daily.


The Wrangler Family Fun Fest returns Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Seventh Street Plaza side of James Brown Arena. The free event features pony rides, horseshoes, steer roping, crafts and more.

Also through Saturday, the Western Expo vendor fair is running at Bell Auditorium.

A daytime pass for the Futurity is $9 adults and $2 children 12 or younger.

Tickets are available online at, by phone at (877) 428-4849 or at the James Brown Arena box office. Prices are:

Champions Challenge: Jan. 23, $14.50 adults, $5 children 12 or younger

Classic Finals: Jan. 24, $14.50 adults, $5 children, reserved seating

Futurity Finals: Jan. 25, $16.50 adults, $5 children, reserved seating

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