|One of the major summer events in Didsbury, the Didsbury Fair and Rodeo is fast approaching, and the weekend's events (Aug 18-20) at the Didsbury Exhibition Grounds promise to have something for everyone.|
The rodeo begins officially Friday evening at 6 pm, with Beer Gardens, a Concession, and Kid's Zone.
Crowd favourite, “Thunder on the Prairies”, fireworks conclude that evening once the rodeo has finished and it's dark enough.
Crowds should be pleased to have Saturday events include the “Wild Cow Milking Race", where there are teams of two in the arena, and they have to catch a wild cow. One person holds it, and one milks it. Competitors then have to race to the finish line with their bucket of milk.
The one with the most milk at the end of the race wins. It's a lot of fun to watch!
Rodeo performances are put on by the Foothills Cowboy Association on Saturday beginning at 1 pm.
Besides a Wild Pony Race and mutton bustin', there will be Bareback, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Junior Barrel Racing, Junior Bull Riding, Junior Steer Riding, Ladies Barrels, Novice Horse Riding, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, and Team Roping!
Stock is provided by Pengelly Rodeo.
Fair and Rodeo fun continues on Sunday with the Clifford Scott Tractor Pull.
Admission to the rodeo is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
There's even free camping and parking all weekend at the Fairgrounds. For more information contact Craig Anderson 403-335-3349 or 403-335-3822.
Hosted by the Didsbury Agricultural Society.
The fairgrounds are located northwest of Didsbury. Take Range Road 20 (the back road to Olds), then west on Township 314 (towards the dump). Click here for a map.