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Community Events for July 2023

Jun 26, 2023

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Community Events for July 2023

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Special Olympics of Texas Paper Torch Campaign | 7/1 – 7/31

Cavender’s is proud to support the Special Olympics of Texas each summer through our Paper Torch Campaign. This fundraising campaign allows our customers to support Special Olympics of Texas by making donations at checkout. These funds support the mission of Special Olympics to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, which allows them to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in friendship with other Special Olympics athletes and community.

BFO – Cowtown Showdown II | Fort Worth, TX | 7/1

10 of the top professional Freestyle Bullfighters in the world competing against each other and the most dangerous Mexican Fighting bulls in the country for a $20,000 purse and qualifying points toward the year-end World Championship.

Red, White, & Boots – 4th of July Celebration | Fort Worth, TX | 7/2 – 7/4

From July 2 to July 4, come out to the Cowtown Coliseum Lawns and The Cowboy Channel Stage for three days of live music, lawn games, Boot Campaign activations, fun giveaways, and more at the Red, White, & Boots – 4th of July Celebration!

Fury on the 4th Championship Bull Riding | Giddings, TX | 7/4

The Lee County Sheriff’s Posse was founded in 1953 by volunteers of Lee County, Texas. the Lee County Sheriff’s Posse still upholds our founding volunteer’s dream by preserving western heritage and promoting the Sport of Rodeo. The LCSP believes in the Youth and the future ahead of them. We teach them to promote good fellowship and sportsmanship through the teachings of good horsemanship.

Fireworks & Freedom Celebration | Longview, TX | 7/4

The City of Longview’s annual Fireworks and Freedom Celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Join us at the Longview Convention Complex for a free concert and the biggest fireworks show in East Texas! The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Koben Puckett Invitational PBR Bull Riding | Amarillo, TX | 7/8

Koben Puckett was born and raised in a rodeo family in New Mexico. From an early age, he was involved in the sport of rodeo, competing in jr. rodeos, high school rodeos, amateur rodeos, and open events, winning at all levels. However, on September 6, 2008, at the age of 19, Koben’s career was cut short by a life-altering spinal cord injury while competing in a PBR classic. Since then, the majority of his time has been spent on pursuing recovery.

In 2014, Koben was inspired to get back involved in the sport he loved, by hosting a bull riding event in Amarillo, Texas. With the help of great friends and amazing sponsors, the event has grown every year since and was sanctioned by the PBR in 2015. Due to Covid, the 2020 event was skipped, but my event came back stronger than ever in 2021 with over 2,100 people in attendance and $30,000 funds raised for the Press On Foundation. Read more about Koben’s story here.

International Finals Youth Rodeo | Shawnee, OK | 7/9 – 7/14

The IFYR features 11 performances, with competition beginning on Sunday, July 9 at 8 p.m. and concluding Friday, July 14 with the Finals performance at 7:30 p.m. There will be two performances a day with all disciplines, Monday through Friday, at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Texas FFA State Convention | Dallas, TX | 7/10 – 7/14

Texas FFA is a dynamic youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Pikes Peaks or Bust Rodeo | Colorado Springs, CO | 7/11 – 7/15

ProRodeo World Champions & rising stars from across the U.S. and Canadian Circuits, and Mexico will compete in the shadow of America’s Mountain for over $1 million in payouts. It’s all happening at the NFR Open at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, July 11-15, 2023 in Colorado Springs, Colorado!

Wyandotte County Fair | Kansas City, KS | 7/11 – 7/15

The WYCO Fair is the premier summer fair of the Kansas City region. A “can’t miss” entertainment destination! The fair demonstrates our community’s diversity, creativity, and industry. It fulfills our mission to celebrate the heritage of the region through education, community outreach, volunteerism, and promoting all the work done for the advancement of 4-H in our community. We can’t wait to see you there!

Madison County Fair & Rodeo | Madison, NE | 7/11 – 7/16

The Madison County Fair was started in 1873. On March 2, 1874 those interested in the Madison County Agricultural Society met to make plans for the second Madison County Fair and to better organize. A committee was then formed to prepare a track for the exhibition of trotting and running stock. It was then decided to hold the fair at Madison, Nebraska. The Fair was conducted mostly by volunteers.

The Madison County Fair and Rodeo will again be the host to well over 60,000 fairgoers this year. Attendance at the Fair has grown from a crowd of 50 to 60 people in 1873 to over 60,000 in the 2000s.

2023 Taylor Rodeo | Taylor, TX | 7/13 – 7/15

The Great American Cowboy built this country with strong hands and a lonely heart. He brought beef to the north and tamed the west. He spent his nights under lonely stars by a camp fire and spent his days roping, riding and fighting the elements – and some lived to tell about it. The history of the cowboy’s life is written in books and songs. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and John Wayne immortalized him in the movies.

Taylor’s rodeo is different because of the tremendous amount of crowd participation. The crowd can join in such events as the Calf Scramble and Steer Saddling. The rodeo cowboys who ride in the Taylor Annual Rodeo do not carry a membership card. This is an open rodeo; a place where you can watch local people rope and ride. Some of the cowboys you get to see are the future of the sport. CPRA riders are welcome, since this is an open event, but they may not come away with the check.

Rodeo in the Valley | Bristol, VA | 7/14 – 7/15

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.

Tyler Archery Club – ASA State Championship | Tyler, TX | 7/15 – 7/16

The ASA Federation is proud to have over 330 clubs in 37 states. ASA Federation clubs host competitions that feature our standardized set of competition rules; professionally executed shooting ranges; standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that include a maximum arrow speed; and our copyrighted 12-ring scoring system. The ASA Federation is focused on the growth of 3-D archery by supporting local clubs and making a commitment to youth education and training. The ASA Federation includes experienced archers and coaches that work year-round conducting well organized and challenging events that are enjoyed by seasoned participants and newcomers alike.

NWTF Banquet | Lufkin, TX | 7/15

The National Wild Turkey Federation is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. Since its inception in 1973, the NWTF has provided the foundation for wild turkey conservation throughout North America. From the first research project funded in the 1970s, to the multimillion-acre restoration initiatives going on today and everywhere in between, conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage has always been — and always will be — the backbone of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

All Star Team Roping | Ada, OK | 7/15 – 7/16

Come check out the All Star Team Roping qualifying event in Ada, OK on July 15th and 16th.

National High School Finals Rodeo | Gillette, WY | 7/16 – 7/22

Like most amazing inventions and developments, the National High School Rodeo Association began as a simple, logical idea which over the course of a few short years, took shape into something quite incredible.

Today, Claude Mullins’ dream has evolved into an organization that probably could not have been foreseen when he first saw those young boys innocently practicing their roping skills so many years ago. Mullins passed away in 1990. Yet his legacy of support for youth, and his love of rodeo, continues to have a dramatic difference in the lives of over 10,500 students in the United States, Canada, and Australia. And what was once a national finals that featured 121 entries has now grown into a National High School Finals Rodeo that features over 1,500 students on a regular basis and has become known as the “World’s Largest Rodeo.”

The creation of the Junior High Division in 2004 helped bring the excitement, mentorship, and thrills of rodeo to a new generation of junior high school students. And with each passing year, the Association continues to build upon its legacy of promoting the sport, while also supporting and preparing the future leaders of our society.

TK Pro Rodeo | Jay, OK | 7/20 – 7/22

TK Pro Rodeo produces sanctioned professional rodeos and bull ridings across the country. Based out of Jay, OK the TK Ranch is perfectly located In the North East tip of Oklahoma. With years of experience and plenty of gold buckles in the arena we have now turned our focus into putting on world class events. In 2018 the rodeo contestants of the American Cowboys Rodeo Association voted TK Pro Rodeo to have the “Best Rodeo Of The Year”.

Texas Ranch Roundup | Wichita Falls, TX | 7/21 – 7/22

The Texas Ranch Roundup is the “original” event designed to replicate the big cattle roundups of the late 1800s and early 1900s, and, in 1981 was the first of the hundreds of ranch rodeos that now occur all over North America.

Ozarks Booster Club Rodeo | Ozark, MO | 7/21 – 7/22

Pro Rodeo in Ozark, MO. Contestants from all over the country competing in 9 Rodeo events!

Cheyenne Frontier Days | Cheyenne, WY | 7/21 – 7/30

In 1897, Frederick W. Angier, Traveling Passenger Agent of the Union Pacific Railroad, suggested to the editor of the Cheyenne Daily Sun-Leader, a festival similar to Greeley, Colorado’s “Potato Day.” As a result of that suggestion, plans for the first “Frontier Day”, were formulated in the Tivoli Saloon at the corner of 16th Street and Carey. Events included pony races, bronco busting, and steer roping among others. At the time, these events were seen as a test of a cowboy’s skill. The inaugural event was so successful that the next year it was expanded to two days and a parade was added. The rodeo expanded as the years went on and more affiliated events were added. Its reputation increased as well. And today it is one of the most authentic and largest rodeo events in the world.

Gold Buckle Gala | Springfield, MO | 7/22

The Ozark Empire Fair Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 2003. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and cultivating Southwest Missouri’s rich agricultural heritage by supporting youth in agriculture and improving the facilities on the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

The signature event of the Ozark Empire Fair Foundation was first held in 2004 and primary purpose is to recognize the efforts of Southwest Missouri 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors who have qualified for the auction, and to award youth grants and scholarships. Take the opportunity to bid on the Top 8 Steers, Top 3 Lambs, Hogs and Goats; Top 4 Hams and Top 2 Broiler Pens. Since the event’s inception, over $1,247,270 has been awarded to the kids.

Pawnee Bill Memorial Rodeo | Pawnee, OK | 7/22 – 7/29

Come join this fine community as it strives to relive the Cowboy Way of Life during a week of Western themed events!

National Barrel Horse Association Youth & Teen World Championships | Perry, GA | 7/23 – 7/29

The National Barrel Horse Association, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is the largest barrel racing organization in the world. In 1992, the NBHA revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering the divisional format, which allows riders of all skill levels a chance to win money and prizes in barrel racing competition. NBHA has thousands of members of all ages across the United States and affiliates in various countries including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo | Guthrie, OK | 7/25 – 7/29

The 2023 Cinch World Championship Junior Rodeo presented by Montana Silversmiths event will award a guaranteed payout of $200,000 and is open to any youth athlete ages 19 and under in two divisions.

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.

The Cowboy Cup Golf Tournament | Fort Carson, CO | 7/28

Instilling the core values of the Cowboy Way through exposure, mentoring and leadership helps the youth of our community take steps toward being good, solid, productive young men and women that we can be proud of.

Lubbock Cattle Baron’s Ball | Lubbock, TX | 7/29

The Cattle Baron’s Ball is a one-of-a-kind event featuring amazing entertainment, great food, dancing, a spectacular auction, and much more benefiting the American Cancer Society. The Lubbock ball was founded in 1983, with Linda and Jo Mayes serving as the inaugural event chairs, as a way to honor those in their fight against cancer, remember those who are no longer with us, and to raise crucial funds for cancer research.

Texas Black Invitational Rodeo | Dallas, TX | 7/29

Hey y’all! Throw on your cowboy hat, boots, and buckles, and giddy up to the 34th Texas Black Invitational Rodeo on Saturday, July 29, at 7 p.m. at the Fair Park Coliseum.