Ashland rodeo marks 34 years

Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 1:33 p.m. CDT

Cowboys and rodeo enthusiasts will descend on Ashland this weekend for the Cattlemen Days Rodeo, a two-day event featuring competitive events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

  • WHEN: The rodeo will be begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • WHERE: Take U.S. 63 to the Ashland exit and drive west into town. Turn right at the flashing stop light and follow that road about one mile to the rodeo grounds.
  • TICKETS: $13 at the gate, $11 in advance and $5 for children age 6-11. Children under 5 attend free. Information about ticket outlets is on the event website.
  • PARADE: 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ashland.
  • Ticket proceeds will go toward Honor Flights, a program to send World War II veterans to Washington D.C.
  • After the rodeo on Friday and Saturday night, a beer garden will open with entertainment by the local band Str8Arrow.
  • The Cattlemen Days Rodeo is in its 34th year. It is the product of a collaboration between the Ashland Optimists Club and the Cedar Valley Riders.

— Compiled by Pavan Vangipurim

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