Days of ’76 Celebration includes additional rodeo performance
With 90 years under its belt, Deadwood’s Days of ’76 celebration continues to cater to visitors. The 91st Annual Days of ’76, July 23-27, 2013, will include an additional full rodeo performance on Wednesday, July 24.
“We never take for granted any aspect of this rodeo and its success, and we’re always seeking new ways to enhance our visitor’s experience. The addition of a full performance on Wednesday is right in line with that visitor-first mentality,” said Dawn Burns, Days of ’76 committee president.
A hit with rodeo athletes and fans, the Days of ’76 Rodeo won the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association’s (PRCA) Small Rodeo of the Year Award from 1999-2002, and the PRCA Medium Rodeo of the Year each year since 2004.
The 2013 Days of ‘76 will kick off with PRCA steer roping at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23. The steer roping this year will again feature the top PRCA steer ropers. Tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping slack will begin on Wednesday, July 24 at 8 a.m., with more timed event slack on Thursday, July 25, also at 8 a.m. The barrel racing slack will follow the timed-event slack on Thursday, July 25.
Full rodeo performances will be begin Wednesday, July 24, which is also Military Appreciation Night, where discount tickets are available to active and retired service men and women. Full rodeo performances continue on Thursday, July 25, which is WOW! Night; and Friday, July 26, Tough to Enough to Wear Pink day. These rodeos begin at 7 p.m. nightly. Rodeo performances continue Saturday, July 27, with full events at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Burns expects that over 600 of the top PRCA contestants will take part in this year’s Days of ’76 events, all competing for a share of the Days of ’76 Committee’s Purse, which in 2013 will exceed $63,000.
The mile-long historic Days of ’76 parades will again be held on Friday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m.
Head to http://www.daysof76.com for more information.
–Days of ‘76
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