Ashland Cattlemen Days Rodeo returns Friday

Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 6:33 p.m. CDT; updated 6:28 a.m. CDT, Friday, August 23, 2013

COLUMBIA — The 37th annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo will kick off 8 p.m. Friday at the Ashland rodeo grounds, according to the event website. Events for the rodeo will continue through Saturday night.

Rodeo Committee Chairman Bruce Glascock said he was excited to offer pony rides for the first time this year. The rides will be available on Friday and Saturday night.

Traditional rodeo events will take place Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Before and after the rodeo,there will be live music performances by Str8Arrow, a rock, country and blues band, according to their Facebook page. Musical performances will end around 1 a.m. each night.

Saturday will feature a parade at 2 p.m. at the rodeo grounds arena. The parade route follows Broadway and South Main Street through downtown Ashland, according to Glascock.

The Kiddy Roundup, for children younger than 12 to compete, starts at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Vendors will sell hot food concessions and apparel. Tickets at the gate are $13 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 11 years old and free for children under 5 years old.

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