By Makenzie Whittle

The Bulletin

What: Sisters Rodeo

Where: Sisters Rodeo Grounds, 67637 U.S. Highway 20, Bend

When:

Thursday

7 a.m. — Breakfast concessions open

8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Slack

Friday

7 p.m. — Rodeo

Saturday

9:30 a.m. — Rodeo parade, through downtown Sisters

1 p.m. — Rodeo

7 p.m. — Rodeo

Sunday

Les Schwab Family Day

7-11 a.m. — Kiwanis Buckaroo breakfast

9 a.m. — Cowboy church service

1 p.m. — Final rodeo performance

Cost:

Friday — $12-$17 for reserved seats, children 12 and under free in Gold 2 section

Saturday — $14-$20 for reserved seats

Sunday — $12-$17 for reserved seats, children 12 and under free in Gold 2, Blue 2 and Red sections, infants must have ticket

Contact: sistersrodeo.com or 541-549-0121

Giddy up and hold tight, the “biggest little show in the world” is barreling into Sisters this weekend. The 78th Sisters Rodeo kicked off the festivities Wednesday.

Thursday features hours of free competitions to watch, the slack rodeo includes calf roping and barrel racing.

Your rodeo favorites will be out to ride Friday night.

Each rodeo will showcase several events, including steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and team roping (both riders will receive a winning purse of $8,000 each for the first time).

The rodeo parade will make its annual trip down Cascade Avenue at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, featuring 95 entries including the University of Oregon Cheerleaders and Duck, and the Hope Mountain Vaulters. And don’t miss the marching bands and the rodeo court.

This year’s court is ruled by Queen Hailey Konz, a pre-med student from Redmond.

Saturday there’s a rodeo doubleheader, with performances at 1 and 7 p.m.

Sunday is family day (moved from Friday night), which will have activities hosted by rodeo clown J.J. Harrison, including face painting followed by a group picture.

The traditional cowboy church service will be at 9 a.m., and the buckaroo breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. The final rodeo starts at 1 p.m.

Need a short ride? A shuttle bus will run from Sisters Elementary School every 15 minutes starting two-hours before each rodeo.

Food and drinks are available for purchase inside the rodeo grounds. Be sure to leave your Hydro Flasks home (no reusable water containers or outside beverages are permitted).

— Makenzie Whittle, The Bulletin

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