Chadron State College’s annual rodeo is this weekend at the Dawes County Fairgrounds. It will open the schedule for the 2019-2020 season in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. Approximately 350 cowboys and cowgirls from the 14 colleges and universities in the region are expected to participate.
Official performances will be at 7 o’clock Friday and Saturday nights. There also will be large sessions of “slack” starting at 1 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.
Then, the grand finale, or championship go-round, will be at 10 a.m. Sunday. That’s when the top 10 contestants in each event from the previous sessions will compete for top honors.
Cowboy church at 8 o’clock Sunday morning also will take place in the grandstand at the fairgrounds.
General admission is $10 per performance. Youths 12 and under will be admitted free. There is no charge for CSC students and employees.
(There is no charge to attend the Cowboy Church service which is also open to the public Sunday morning.)