COS Rodeo series offers interactive Old West experience from June to AugustJune 11, 2018
The COS Rodeo series is back for its third year inside Penrose Stadium at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.
Scheduled Wednesday nights “rain or shine” from June 20 to Aug. 1 (except July 11), the show features rodeo events with local cowboys and cowgirls -
Tickets are $25 a person, $15.50 for ages 12 and under. A chuckwagon dinner is optional.
Norris-Penrose is at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. The rodeo gates open at 5 p.m. with activities continuing until 9. An exception is July 4, when the show starts at noon, gates opening at 11 a.m.
The event organizer is Adventures Out West, a tourist-related area business. AOW owner Greg Wellens explained when the series started in 2016 that COS Rodeo is an attempt to give tourists and locals a taste of the Old West.
"Fun for everyone includes constructing plains Indian tipis, a community art project, goods bartering, lasso-throwing, bounce houses, beverage stands and a carnival,” the rodeo's website states. “You take it all in from the floor of our open-air arena, where you and your friends and family get to be a part of the action.”
Tickets are available at the gate or in advance at cosrodeo.com.
People wishing to enter events need to contact AOW no later than Monday at 5 p.m. before a Wednesday rodeo. For more information, the number is 578-0935.
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