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Ashland Cattlemen Days Rodeo returns for its 36th year

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | 8:36 p.m. CDT

 ASHLAND—The 36th Cattlemen Days Rodeo will be held this Friday and Saturday in Ashland.

Rodeo Committee Chairman Bruce Glascock said about 5,000 people normally attend the rodeo, which starts at 8 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, and that it draws a bigger crowd on Saturday nights.

Str8Arrow will provide live music all weekend. The band will play at 7 p.m. before the rodeo and afterwards from 10 p.m. until midnight, Glascock said.

In addition to the seven main rodeo events, there will be a Kiddy Roundup for children at 6 p.m. Saturday.  A Calf Scramble will be held both nights for children 12 and under. A parade will also start at 2 p.m. Saturday at the arena.

Prize money for contestants totals $14,000, in addition to a portion of the entry fees collected.

Tickets costs $13 at the gate or $11 in advance for adults. Children ages 6 to 11 can get in for $5, and children 5 and under can attend for free.

The rodeo is hosted by the Cedar Valley Riders and the Ashland Optimist Club. This year’s sponsors are Joe Machens dealerships, CenturyLink and Boone County National Bank.


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