Mid-Western Rodeo begins Friday
There will be two shows Saturday, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and a final show on Sunday, at 2 p.m.
Show your support for the Military and Wear your Red, White and Blue at Friday evening's performance designated "Wrangler National Patriot Military night."
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 more than $110,000 in cash awards on the world's toughest stock, provided by Three Hills Rodeo of Bernard, Iowa.
Returning for his 15th year, professional rodeo announcer Roger Mooney will keep the audience on top of the action with his play-by-play commentary.
Clown/Barrelman - John Harrison will entertain rodeo fans between contest events.
Thrill in the fast paced, patriotic presentation of the Rodeo City Riders Equestrian Drill Team at intermission.
Free dances follow each evening performance. Mike and Brian Experience is featured on Friday while Brahma is featured on Saturday.
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 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning followed by the huge rodeo parade rolling through town at 10 a.m.
Cowboy Church with Kevin Johnson begins Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
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