Welcome back. Founded in 1947, the world’s largest amateur rodeo is back in Pawhuska this week and friends if rodeo is your sport the Pawhuska fairgrounds ought to be your destination. The fairgrounds itself sits three miles outside of town and you won’t miss it because there will be hundreds of campers and horse trailers there creating what is basically a small city for the week. Food vendors, musical acts and more, it’s a carnival atmosphere all centered on the main event and that’s the rodeo.
There will be two shows a day with a lot of family stuff happening in-between including the crowning of the new 2020 Cavalcade Queen. The downtown streets will be covered with sand for performances by Native American dancers that will be taking place throughout the week and of course unless they cancel it, they have a huge parade downtown as well so you might think about checking it out. Visit www.calvalcaderodeo.com for the complete schedule.
Another rodeo going on nearby this weekend is the Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo and Trade Show. Want to see how real cowboys do their daily work? Here is where you need to go. Wild cow milking, cattle branding, bronc riding; this rodeo can get wild! It’s held at the beautiful Claremore Expo Center, a facility every county dreams of having and you’ll see what I mean when you get there. Of course, the Will Rogers Museum is in Claremore so while you’re at the rodeo make time to visit Will, I guarantee you’ll enjoy it.
The rodeo begins at 7PM on Friday night and continues on Saturday night starting at 6PM. There’s a big trade show before both performances and during the day on Saturday they are holding a ranch horse competition and a junior rodeo. Looking for some fun? The Pawhuska Cavalcade and the Green Country Classic Rodeo offer entertainment for the whole family. Director Lester Gagan tells me this will be the last year for the Classic Rodeo and I plan to be at both shows so I hope to see you there.
After mentioning Lester’s name, I am reminded that we should all thank the hundreds of volunteers like him who organize these events. They are not paid and I can tell you these volunteers put in many, many hours behind the scenes to make things happen. They don’t do it for the thanks but thank them anyway.
Coming up for me next week is the big R&K Gun and Knife Show at the Tulsa Fairgrounds and if its anything like the last gun show that was held there two months ago, I suggest you arrive
early if you’re looking for a particular gun. If you haven’t heard, guns are selling better right now than at any other time in recent history. This is a two-day show, Saturday from 9AM-5PM and Sunday from 9AM-4PM.
Also coming up it’s a scuba diving trip to an underwater state park and its right here in Oklahoma. And once again, thank a nurse, a fire fighter or a cop, they all need our support.
Till next time I’ll see ya down the road….