Truckee Rodeo and Western Week
Western Week is officially on, rolling up to Saturday and Sundays Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Truckee Championship Rodeo.But before the big weekend, there are a weeks worth of events. Already crowned on Sunday night at the Royalty Banquet at OB’s Restaurant were 2006 Miss Truckee Rodeo Clancy Delforge and Junior Miss Truckee Rodeo Carley O’Connell.
Aug. 8 Gates open at 6 p.m. for the Cowboy Poetry & Music performance starting at 7 p.m. Cowboy stars: Grammy-nominated Don Edwards, poet Waddie Mitchell, comedian/yodeler/ accordian player Sourdough Slim will headline the show. Also features local artists: Fiddlin’ Jenni, Sierry Pete Charles, and Dan Seaborg. Tickets cost $20. Aug. 9 Concert in the Park at the Truckee River Regional Park amphitheaterAug. 10 Kid’s Day at the rodeo begins at 10 a.m. with ice cream, clowns, bull-fighters to provide fun-filled activities. Aug. 11 The rodeo sponsors will participate in team penning at the arena at 5 p.m. followed by dinner. Dinner costs $25. Aug. 12 Mutton Bustin’ for kids ages 4-8 costs $35 and includes a T-shirt, rodeo ticket, and patch starts at 3 p.m. limited to 25 kids, with the Truckee Donner Junior Horsemen providing entertainment. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Truckee Championship Rodeo is at 4 p.m. at the arena. General admission tickets are $10 and kids 5 and under are free. The rodeo is followed by a barbecue and Dancin’ in the Dirt at 7 p.m. sponsored by the Junior Horsemen. Tickets for the dinner and dance are $15 for adults, $10 for kids, and $5 tickets are available at the door for just the dance. Aug. 13 The theme Tough Enough to Wear Pink asks rodeo-goers to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness and research. Cowboy church led by Scotty Brown starts at 10 a.m. More Mutton Bustin’ for kids and the Junior Horsemen perform at noon. The PRCA rodeo is at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Rodeo tickets can be purchased at Best Western Tahoe Truckee Inn, the Web site, http://www.truckeerodeo.com, and the Truckee Chamber of Commerce.
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