By Lori Kesinger
Professional cowboys and cowgirls will compete for top dollar in saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, bareback riding, calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding and more.
Special events will include Mutton Busting both days and Calf Dressing and Junior Barrels added to Sunday’s rodeo.
Mutton Busting is an event similar to bull riding or bronc riding in which children ride or race sheep. Youth ages 5-9 years old can participate in the Mutton Busting events. Each contest is limited to the first 12 contestants. Youth are required to have a helmet, long sleeves, jeans, close-toed shoes and must be within the 80 pound weight limit.
Youth in age categories up to 6, 7-11, 12-15, and 16-18 can participate in the Junior Barrels event.
Parents must sign for a child to compete in each of these events. Visit the Fallon County Fairgrounds office for necessary paperwork.
The two days of rodeo action in the improved arena will be Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23, starting at 1 p.m. both days. Bring the whole family to see the award winning horses and bulls perform and cheer on your favorite contestants.