By Makenzie Whittle

The Bulletin

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

When:

Thursday

7 a.m. — Breakfast concessions open

8 a.m. — Slack

Friday

7 p.m. — Rodeo performance

Saturday

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

1 p.m. — SOLD OUT: Afternoon rodeo performance

7 p.m. — Evening rodeo performance

Sunday

7-11 a.m. — Buckaroo Breakfast

9 a.m. — Cowboy church service

1 p.m. — Final rodeo performance

Cost:

Friday performance: $14, $16, $19, reserved seating

Saturday performances: $16, $19, $22, reserved seating

Sunday performance: $14, $16, $19, reserved seating, tickets for children 12 and under in select sections are free with the purchase of an adult ticket

Infants must have a ticket for all performances

Contact: sistersrodeo.com, 541-549-0121 or 1-800-827-7522

The second weekend in June always spurs excitement from those who are a little bit country to true cowboys and cowgirls.

It’s time to once again dust off those boots and don that Stetson for the 79th annual Sisters Rodeo, which kicked off Wednesday with the Xtreme Bulls performance. The fun continues through Sunday with rodeo favorites, including saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, bareback riding and more.

Thursday features a free slack performance starting at 8 a.m. with more riders than could fit in the regularly scheduled program.

Rodeo performances start Friday at 7 p.m. in the main arena off of U.S. Highway 20 and continue Saturday with a sold out afternoon performance and a 7 p.m. evening show, closing out Sunday at 1 p.m.

But it’s not all about watching cowboys hang on for 8 seconds or to see which cowgirl can zig-zag through a line of steel barrels.

Cascade Avenue in Sisters will shut down Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for the annual rodeo parade featuring music and marching bands, costumed riders, classic cars, Rodeo Queen Riann Cornett and even an appearance from rodeo specialty act, the One Armed Bandit.

He might even ride through with his horse on top of a moving stock trailer.

For early risers, Sunday holds the annual Buckaroo Breakfast complete with pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, milk, juice and of course the cowboy favorite, coffee.

For the final performance at 1 p.m. Sunday is family day, where children under 12 are admitted for free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

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