“Grab your hat, put on your spurs, bring your lawn chair, if you’re not planning to ride a bronc or a bull, and lets, rodeo,” welcomed Deb Dillner. “It’s time for the third annual Jackson County Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, July 16-27, a the Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex south of Holton on Highway 75, then west on Road 214, according to Dillner, leader in the Jackson County Fair Association, rodeo sponsor.
With championship livestock again provided by Kraft Rodeo Company of Abbyville, rodeo competition will get underway at 8 o’clock each evening, with gates opening at 6 p.m.
Events are to include ranch-style bronc riding, team roping, bareback bronc riding, tie down calf roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and bull riding.
A special attraction for “the little buckaroos,” Dillner pointed out, will be mutton busting (shown) and mini- bull riding.
The rodeo is one of the feature events for the annual weeklong Jackson County Fair, July 29 through August 2, at the fairgrounds in Holton.
Other events prior to fair week are a horse show, Saturday, July 20, 9 o’clock, at the Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex, and the pony pull, Saturday, July 27, 2 o’clock, in the fairgrounds show arena.