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NDRA Finals Rodeo, Sept. 29 & 30 in Watford City


September 27, 2017 | View PDF

Witness top rodeo cowboys and cowgirls vie for North Dakota State Championship Titles at the 64th Annual North Dakota Rodeo Association State Finals in Watford City on September 29th and 30th.

The rodeo is hosted by the McKenzie County Cowboys Association, and will also feature the top rodeo horses and bulls from each of the stock contractors, so the night is sure to be full of excitement!

The two-day event begins on Friday, September 29th at 7PM Central Time at the McKenzie County Fairgrounds Multipurpose Building indoor arena in Watford City. On Saturday, September 30th, jackpot barrel racing will begin in the outdoor arena with exhibition at 8AM Central and open at 10AM, with a $1500 purse. Youth barrel racing will also take place at the same time. Registration is open until the day of the race, or contact Kendel at 701-570-4591 or Monica at 701-629-1982.

The Saturday evening rodeo begins at 6PM Central at the Fairgrounds. Both rodeos feature men’s and women’s events, including bareback, bull riding, bullfighters, ladies barrel racing and breakaway, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, team roping, and tie down. Participants will be competing for the state title as well as a cash prize, saddle, buckle, or other prizes.

Concessions and vendor booths, including horse trailers, jewelry and other exhibits, will be available before and during the rodeos. A dance will follow the rodeo each night, with alt and vintage country music provided by North Dakota band Lonesome Willy.

Entrance to the rodeo each evening is $15 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors.


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