“Grab your hat and put on your spurs, let’s rodeo.”
That’s the special welcome from Deb Dillner in announcing the ninth annual Jackson County Rodeo.
“Presented by the Jackson County Fair Association, this year’s rodeo will be Friday and Saturday evenings, July 12-13,” she said.
“It’s again in the Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex, located at Highway 75 and 214 Road, south of Holton,” Dillner said. “We continue working to make improvements to our arena and facilities so they’re among the best anywhere.”
Gates open at 6 o’clock, and rodeo action begins at 7:30.
A new attraction this year, according to Dillner, is a Food & Beer Garden. “We’re excited that Cecil K’s Hometown Market hosts these amenities for a complete family evening at the rodeo,” Dillner appreciated.
“Ridin’ Ropin’ Bulls and Broncs” are featured for the “exciting rodeo events,” according to Dillner.
Kraft Rodeo Company from Abbyville will again be providing the livestock like for the past eight years. “Randy Kraft has outstanding rodeo livestock in demand contracting major rodeos annually throughout the Midwest,” Dillner credited,
Young people are the future for the sport of rodeo, Dillner stated emphatically. “Especially for the kiddos, we’ll have mutton busting, mini bull riding, and a boot scramble,” she welcomed.
The rodeo enthusiast was especially pleased to point out that Tiny Tim Holmes will be featured as the rodeo funnyman.
“He’s so funny keeping everyone in the bleachers and on the arena floor listening and watching his antics,” Dillner claimed.
Funnyman Tim will also be in his new Outlaw barrel jiving as assisting bullfighters protecting fallen cowboys from mean bulls.
With the new concessionaires for the rodeo this year, no coolers and no glass are permitted, Dillner pointed out.
“Come on out. Bring the whole family; those little cowpokes and cowgirls four and under get in free,” she invited.