The Invitational Calf Roping is held on the Saturday of Roping Fiesta weekend in the Outdoor Roping Arena on the San Angelo Fairgrounds. The roping will be held in sun, rain, wind or snow, as long as there is no severe imminent weather.
Historically, the Roping Fiesta showcased the world's top ranked calf ropers against some of the more regional talent to show that West Texas boasts many great ropers that just many not make a career out of it.
The Roping Fiesta committee convenes to determine invites to the event.
The Calf Roping is three full go rounds, with a 12-head short-go. All go rounds including the short-go pay round money, as well as average money. The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association is adding $20,000 to the purse. All calves are drawn.
This event is held in the Outdoor Roping Arena, and tickets are $12.00 each, and all seating is reserved. Tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the gate.