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Community Events for August 2023

Jul 28, 2023

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Community Events for July 2023

Community Events for August 2023

Ozark Empire Fair | Springfield, MO | 7/27 – 8/5

The Ozark Empire Fair maintains a continuing commitment to the original charter objectives of promoting manufacture, agriculture, horticulture, poultry, dairying, raising of livestock and products of domestic industry by maintaining fairs and exhibitions for the exhibit of livestock, agricultural, horticultural, mineral, industrial, and mechanical products, and by holding other events desirable for the amusement and pleasure of persons visiting fairs and exhibitions.

XIT Rodeo & Reunion | Dalhart, TX | 8/3 – 8/5

There was nothing in the history of the West quite like the XIT Ranch. In the 1880s, it was the largest ranch in the world under the fence, and it sprawled across the Texas Panhandle up from the old Yellow House headquarters near what is now Lubbock, northward to the Oklahoma Panhandle in a crazy strip that was toughly thirty miles wide. At one time, the ranch ran over 150,000 cattle.

Since 1936, cowboys and their families who worked the XIT Ranch have been gathering at an annual reunions to reminisce about life on the ranch. Since 1937, these reunions have been held in Dalhart, where the addition of a rodeo and a free barbeque have been opened to the public. Today the event, which triples the size of the town, is one of the most exciting western celebrations in the world.

Newton Saddle Club Rodeo | Newton, KS | 8/4 – 8/5

Newton Saddle Club was organized in 1962 with the purpose of promoting and fostering horseback riding and related activities including horse shows, trail rides, demonstrations, etc. Our Fun Show Season runs from approximately April to October. We also have trail rides, barrel races and other events planned throughout the year. The highlight is our CPRA Rodeo held during the Harvey County Free Fair in August.

Sevierville Store Grand Opening | Sevierville, TN | 8/5 – 8/6

Come celebrate the opening of our new store  in Sevierville!

Bristol Store Grand Opening | Bristol, TN | 8/5 – 8/6

Come celebrate the opening of our new store  in Bristol!

Corsicana Store Grand Opening | Corsicana, TX | 8/5 – 8/6

Come celebrate the opening of our new store  in Corsicana!

Bill Pickett Rodeo | Atlanta, GA | 8/5 – 8/6

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo celebrates and honor Black Cowboys and Cowgirls and their contributions to building the west. We highlight the irrefutable global appeal of Black Cowboys and Cowgirls in the West and the stories behind a sub-culture that is still strong today. BPIR also serves as a cultural event and opportunity for families to enjoy and embrace the cowboy culture, while being educated and entertained with reenactments, history highlights, and western adventure.

All Star Team Roping | Guthrie, OK | 8/8 – 8/13

Come check out the All Star Team Roping 2023 Finals in Guthrie, OK on August 8 – 13.

Post Stampede Rodeo | Post, TX | 8/10 – 8/13

The three-day event held every year in August host rodeo contestants, fans and musicians from all over the United States and as far as, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.

The UPRA Sanctioned rodeo has been awarded top honors in the past as a contestant favorite destination and also been crowned as one of the Top 25 Paying Rodeos of the year. Each performance is followed by nightly concerts featuring contemporary county, honky-tonk, and western swing music. And be sure to come hungry, as the Post Stampede insures the best tasting food vendors are in attendance.

But what many think is only three day rodeo event may be surprised to know what the committee of the Post Stampede do with their profits. The purpose of conducting this annual event is to provided college scholarships for local deserving students. The Post Stampede is also know for assisting senior citizens in the Garza county area as well as providing essential supplies to some local citizens in need.

Big Bend WRCA Youth Ranch Rodeo | Alpine, TX | 8/12

In March of 1995, a group of people from across the western United States created the Working Ranch Cowboys Association. WRCA produces the World Championship Ranch Rodeo as a means to showcase the skills of the working ranch cowboy and to raise funds for the WRCA Foundation.

Wichita Falls PRCA Rodeo | Wichita Falls, TX | 8/18 – 8/19

Until the turn of the century, early rodeos were informal events – exhibition matches of skill, with nothing but pride and perhaps a few wagers at stake. But as audiences grew, promoters began to organize annual contests in specific locations as well as traveling Western shows.

Rodeo organizations remained fragmented until the late 1920s, when the Rodeo Association of America, comprised of rodeo committees and promoters from across the U.S., named its first champions.

ProRodeo continues to bridge the traditions of the old West with the tools of the 21st century: Rodeo fans keep up to date with their favorite human and animal athletes by subscribing to the PRCA.

Lamar PBR 8 Second Chute Out | Lamar, MO | 8/18 – 8/19

The PBR Challenger Series returns to the Freeman Outdoor Event Center in Lamar MO August 18th and 19th. This PBR event will feature some of the biggest names in the sport alongside rising superstar bull riding athletes as they compete against the rankest bucking bulls on earth. Don’t miss out on two nights of heart pounding, bone jarring PBR bull riding action as the competitors ride for their opportunity to compete at the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, NV.

North Texas Fair & Rodeo | Denton, TX | 8/18 – 8/26

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

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

The Eureka Pro Rodeo is put on by the Greenwood County Rodeo Association. 2023 will mark the 12th year of the Eureka Pro Rodeo.

Waco Cattle Baron’s Gala | Waco, TX | 8/19

The American Cancer Society’s iconic Cattle Baron’s Ball, a western-themed gala founded 50 years ago in Dallas, TX, thrives in 27 different cities across America who will collectively raise over $17 Million this year towards the ongoing pursuit of a cure for cancer. For the last 30 years, Central Texans have gathered for our own Texas-sized ball to enjoy entertainment from top country artists, auctions, and most importantly, lifesaving mission moments.

In Waco specifically, ACS funds and Access to Care grant at Baylor Scott and White that provides transportation and lodging to local patients. The Hope Lodges in Dallas, Houston, Lubbock and Oklahoma City have all provided free nights to patients and their caregivers from Central Texas. (To date that includes 369 nights for McLennan County patients) It also funds the Cancer Information Center which is available 24/7/365 to patients and their families. Patients and families can speak to a live person for information on their diagnosis, connected to ACS and other resources, insurance specialists, oncology nurses and more.

Delta Waterfowl Longview Chapter Banquet | Longview, TX | 8/19

Delta Waterfowl is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group founded at the famed Delta Marsh in Manitoba. Its U.S. headquarters is in Bismarck, North Dakota. We work to produce ducks through intensive management programs and conservation of breeding duck habitat. Delta conducts vital waterfowl research and promotes and protects the continuing tradition of waterfowl hunting in North America.

Rodeo In The Valley | Bristol, VA | 8/25 – 8/26

Brad Nelms, the highly respected producer behind BSN Rodeo Co., has been producing bull riding and rodeos in the Southeastern United States for over 20 years. Before he began producing, his time riding in the PBR was cut short by a wakeboarding accident. Brad now runs BSN Productions with his wife Chelsey, and his growing bunch of boys: Wilder (5), Hesston (3), and Hazer (1).

BSN Productions showcases some of the top bull riders in the country, plus well-known entertainers and stock contractors. Every great producer has a hand in all aspects of a successful event, and Brad Nelms has done exactly that with Rodeo in the Valley.

Colorado State Fair | Pueblo, CO | 8/25 – 9/4

At Pueblo’s start it was just a small fort; however, it was instrumental in bringing the railroad to Colorado. A major part of Colorado is the rich diversification of agriculture. Pueblo has been instrumental in encouraging and rewarding the agricultural history of Colorado through hosting the Colorado State Fair.

Motley-Dickens Counties Old Settlers Jr. Ranch Rodeo | Roaring Springs, TX | 8/26

In March of 1995, a group of people from across the western United States created the Working Ranch Cowboys Association. WRCA produces the World Championship Ranch Rodeo as a means to showcase the skills of the working ranch cowboy and to raise funds for the WRCA Foundation.

Cattle Baron’s Ball of Southwest Missouri | 8/26 | Springfield, MO

At the American Cancer Society, our mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer – and better.

Bowen Invitational | San Antonio, TX | 8/27 – 8/28

We believe music heals. And for the Bowen Family Foundation, our focus is on healing children and families. We seek out and support the most impactful and effective ways to connect children and families with love, support, resources, and opportunities to help get them on a path to a better life.