It’s Big, It’s Wild, It’s Western action at its best in ‘Rodeo City’, Manawa, Wisconsin July 1-3.
Celebrating 53 years, the annual Mid-Western Rodeo sponsored by the Manawa Lions Club begins Friday at 7:30 p.m., with two shows Saturday, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and the final show Sunday, at 2 PM. Saturday evening’s performance is designated TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK night. Contestants and fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer awareness.
Rodeo fans will see seven action packed events – Saddle and bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down and team roping, bull riding, and women’s barrel racing. Contestants from throughout the United States will compete for over $110,000 in cash awards on the world’s toughest stock, provided by Three Hills Rodeo of Bernard, Iowa.
Returning for his fourteenth year, professional rodeo announcer Roger Mooney will keep the audience on top of the action with his play by play commentary. Each show opens with a fast paced, patriotic presentation by the Rodeo City Riders Equestrian Drill Team. Clown/Barrelman – Johnny “Backflip” Dudley will entertain rodeo fans between contest events. Free dances follow each evening performance – Friday, Mike and Brian Experience and Saturday – Southern Gypsy. Admission to the grounds is free.
Fans can check out food, vendor and game booths or take the kids for a pony ride. There’s a chicken BBQ at noon on Saturday and Sunday – The Stampede, a 5K Run/Walk – 10K Run begins at the rodeo grounds at 8 a.m. Saturday morning followed by the huge rodeo parade rolling through town at 10:30 AM. Cowboy Church with Kevin Johnson begins Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m..
Make plans now to be at the Mid-Western Rodeo in Manawa, Wisconsin on July 1-3 for a weekend of fun for the whole family. For Ticket Information call 1-800-74RODEO. Sponsored in part by your Local Dodge Dealer and Bud Lite. More information can be obtained at www.manawarodeo.org