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Rodeo excitement at the county fair
Monday, November 22, 2010

Three different rodeos will bring plenty of western fun and excitement to the 2009 Archuleta County Fair.

Thursday July 31, features the Busted Spur Rodeo at 7 p.m.; Friday brings the Western Heritage Ranch Rodeo, starting at 6:30 p.m.; Sunday features the Kid’s Rodeo at noon.

The Busted Spur Rodeo is an open rodeo and its amateur cowboys always thrill the crowd. Admission is through the rodeo grandstand gate and collected separately from the fairground admission.

Count Friday evening fun for the whole family at the Western Heritage Ranch Rodeo. Watch ranch cowboys and cowgirls compete in horse catching, calf branding, team penning, team doctoring and wild cow milking. This rodeo is an invitational event, so come out and see the ranch hands compete. Admission to watch the rodeo is included in your gate entry.

Kids, parents and visitors flock to the Kid’s Rodeo — this year on Sunday, Aug. 2, at noon. All ages compete in events like stick-horse races and mutton bustin’ for the younger kids, and steer riding and team roping for the teenagers. Every winner gets a buckle, except those 5 years and younger. All mutton bustin’ contestants get a T-shirt. The Kid’s Rodeo is a traditional favorite, full of fun for the whole family. Admission to watch the rodeo is included in your gate entry, however, most events have a small entry fee for participants.

Mosey on over, rodeo fans, for a rip-roaring good time. The Archuleta County Fair is July 31-Aug. 2.