“Welcome, all you cowboys and cowgirls and those of you who haven’t decided yet,” a voice said over the rodeo loudspeaker. “I can promise you that this year’s rodeo finals will be fierce, fun and fabulous!”

This is one of the first clues that this isn’t just any rodeo. This is the scene of the World Gay Rodeo Finals, organized by the International Gay Rodeo Association, held this year Oct. 9-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to traditional rodeo events like steer riding, calf roping and barrel racing, this rodeo also has Steer Decorating, Goat Dressing and a Wild Drag Race.

Written and photographed for Mashable.