Rockyford Rodeo makes 60th turn around sun
The L ions Club Ro ckyford Rodeo hit s t he g round r unning come July 28, 29, & 30. The Foothills Cowboys Association (F .C.A.) a pproved event will continue the classic competitions of st eer w restling, team roping, wild horse races, bull r iding, and b arrel racing with big local highlights including ch uckwagon and chariot racing , m utton bust - ing, and catch and keep.
The main feature of the three day bender will be the Gringo bulls f eaturing s even pr ofessional bullfig hters including Dylan Miller.
“It’s like one bull figh ter out there against a me xican fighting bull. It’s free style bullfighting basically,” said Justin Geeraert, event planner.
As f or lo cal e vents, C atch and keep is a f un event for lit- tle ones where they essentially catch an animal, typically a pig or chick and then get to keep it to take home.
“It’s a go od way to get a p et chicken – Y ou got ta be t here to s ee that,” said D arcy Koester.
Professional r odeo announcer Mike L abelle, b est known f or his s ervice dur ing the annual Calgary Stampede, will be t he c ommentator f or the event.
A p arade is s cheduled f or the S aturday mor ning b eginning a t 10 a .m.a s we ll a s the traditional Ch uckwagon pancake br eakfast. The f ood doesn’t stop there as a b arbecue b eef supp er w ith Alb erta prime beef will be at 5 p.m.
Dances w ill b e he ld b oth nights. The f ree f amily danc e will b e on F riday w ith t he Cowboy B all on S aturday. TC & Company Band will be playing at 9:00 p.m.
The r odeo g rounds ar e a g reat plac et o c amp w ith weekend and da y rates so you will never be too far away from the action!
Photography courtesy of N.A.S.H. Photography