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Community Events for August 2022

Jul 15, 2022

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Community Events for August 2022

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Ozark Empire Fair | Springfield, MO | 7/28 – 8/6

Conveniently located off of Interstate 44, the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center offers diverse facilities with ample parking capacity. Over 100,000 square feet of indoor space on our 76 acre complex enables us to handle any type of event. The facility is home to the Annual Ozark Empire Fair and over 100 other events year round.

Stockyards Championship Rodeo | Fort Worth, TX | 8/5 – 9/30

The world’s only year round rodeo every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm in the historic Fort Worth Cowtown Coliseum. The Stockyards Championship Rodeo maintains a strong commitment to visitors looking for an authentic Western Cowboy Experience. The show features bull riding, tie down roping, team roping, barrel racing, bronc riding and break away roping. Plus calf and mutton scrambles for the kids!

Missouri State Fair | Sedalia, MO | 8/11 – 8/21

From 1901 to today, the Missouri State Fair has been a barometer of the state’s economic health & a documentary of the history of Missouri agriculture. The Missouri State Fair plays an essential role in keeping agriculture one of Missouri’s top industries.

The Missouri State Fair promotes excellence in Missouri agriculture, cultivates & supports future leaders in agriculture, & provides opportunities for the agricultural community to deepen consumers’ understanding & appreciation of agriculture’s role in their daily lives & the economy of our state.

Midland County Fair & Rodeo | Midland, MI | 8/14 – 8/20

The Midland County Fair dates back to 1866 when the Fair was first held in the Methodist Church on Main Street. In 1867, the Fair was moved outdoors, across the river to a site located between Chippewa and Tittabawassee rivers…a location we now call the Tridge. These gatherings resulted in the formation of the first agricultural society of Midland County in February of 1877. The Fair relocated to 22 acres of land, now the location of Currie West today. In 1923, due to a lack of funds and a decreasing interest in the fair, the society disbanded. In the years to follow, the Future Farmers of America group and the 4-H program strived to return to a fair. The Midland County Agricultural and Horticultural Society was re-established in 1939. With much community support, the Fair moved to its current location in 1947.

Since that time the Fair has grown to be one of the most recognized and attended fairs in the State of Michigan, bringing hundreds of thousands of exhibitors and spectators together each year. In addition to the Fair, the Society offers a host of diversified events throughout the year ranging from festivals, camper and bike rallies, exhibits and special community events.

Wichita Falls PRCA Rodeo | Wichita Falls, TX | 8/19 – 8/20

The biggest event at the Kay Yeager Coliseum in the past few years has been the PRCA Rodeo. Over 400 of the best professional cowboys and cowgirls, including numerous PRCA National Finals Rodeo qualifiers and Champions compete in seven events. We provide all active duty military with free admission and will donate over $4,000 in scholarships to local FFA students through our calf scramble.

Our rodeo has been showcased on the national level in several ways. The PRCA has recognized us as one of the top 20 fastest growing rodeos in the entire country! Our Stock Contractor, Hi Lo Pro Rodeo is recognized by the PRCA as the fastest growing stock contractor in the United States, and is constantly in the winners showcase at the NFR. We’ve been nominated for best small indoor PRCA rodeo of the year in past seasons.

Eureka Pro Rodeo | Eureka, Kansas | 8/19 – 8/20

The Eureka Pro Rodeo is put on by the Greenwood County Rodeo Association. 2022 will mark the 11th year of the Eureka Pro Rodeo.

North Texas Fair & Rodeo | Denton, TX | 8/19 – 8/27

Gear Up, Friends! We’re talkin’ nine rip-roarin’ nights of hot country music, first-class rodeos, livestock shows, kid & fun zones, the latest fun attractions and more. See you at the North Texas Fair & Rodeo!

Commerce FFA Youth Rodeo | Commerce, TX | 8/19 – 8/20

The proceeds of this event will benefit the local chapter of the Commerce FFA.

Colorado State Fair | Pueblo, CO | 8/26 – 9/5

The Colorado State Fair began October 9, 1872. It was held by Southern Colorado Agricultural and Industrial Association, which received no cash assistance from the community or the State. The Colorado State Fair was incorporated on November 17, 1886. After becoming incorporated, the Fair purchased fifty acres of land located near Mineral Palace Park. The fair remained at Mineral Palace Park until 1890 when the board moved the site to 100-acres of land that was located west of Lake Minnequa.

Today the Colorado State Fair resides on 102 acres of land that contains paved streets and impressive landscaping. The fair has been host to countless celebrity concerts and used throughout the year for community events. Every year there are new activities and educational opportunities for Colorado citizens and visitors to enjoy. The fair has been a focal point for the Pueblo community and will hopefully continue to be one well into the future.

Springfield Cattle Barons Gala | Springfield, MO | 8/27

Since 2009, the Cattle Baron’s Ball of Southwest Missouri has raised over $5.7 million for the fight against cancer. Over 900 guests will be treated to various stations featuring Western themed foods prepared by the area’s top Chefs, complimentary adult beverages and soft drinks, and a variety of delicious desserts. The event’s program will honor those who have endured the cancer journey through the Stars of Hope luminary service.