Father’s Day Rodeo, not just a ‘bull-o-rama’

By: 
Katie Leithead
Staff Writer

A Colville Valley tradition for Father’s Day is attending a rodeo hosted at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds. Last year it was a Pro-West Rodeo for the first time in ages.
“This year it’ll be a full rodeo, not just a bull-o-rama,” noted Northeast Washington Fair Manager Lori Matlock.
The rodeo will run June 16-17, with shows at 7 p.m. both evenings.
Come early and grab something to eat at one of the vendors and settle in to either the regular seating or the beer garden to watch another great rodeo, brought to you by McMillan Stock Contractors.
On Friday, the Freedom Riders Drill Team and the McMillan Trick Riders will both be performing at the show. Blayne McCoy will be announcing all the events again this year.
Last year Matlock brought back the popular Rodeo Parade and this year will be no different.

Parade at 4 p.m.

Festivities start off on Saturday with the Rodeo Parade up Main Street starting at 4 p.m.
After the parade rodeo-goers are encouraged to check out the vendors on the grounds before the show. From Ritzies coffee to Gramma Deanies, and all food in between, plus lots of retail vendors to choose from before the show.
In addition the to the vendors there will be pony rides for the kiddos.
Saturday will have the same line up for the Rodeo as Friday night, but after the show stick around to dance to Killin Time on the grounds.
Both the Beer Garden and the dancing will last until at least 11 p.m.
According to Matlock, they are still looking for sponsors for the events.
If you would like to have your advertising up on a banner, please leave a message at the fairgrounds office by calling 684-2585. Matlock will get in touch with you. If you would like to be a vendor or a parade application the same number applies.
“Thank you Colville for helping keep the Colville Rodeo alive.”

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