Faith celebrates centennial along with Stock Show and Rodeo
The Prairie Oasis, Faith, SD, will be celebrating its centennial in conjunction with the Faith Stock Show and Rodeo, Aug. 10-15. New events have been added and the Centennial celebration will include various events not normally on the program.
Starting Aug. 9, the centennial wagon train will be making its trek toward Faith, crossing beautiful prairie country and giving participants a chance to experience what earlier settler life was like. The wagon train will arrive in Faith on Thursday, Aug. 12. Wagons, buggies and saddle horses will be making nightly stops and there will be entertainment and a chance for non-participants to visit with wagon train participants along the way.
The Faith Stock Show starts Aug. 10, featuring many events, including a pie and ice cream social. That Tuesday kicks off other activities, such as the “Buffalo To Barbed Wire” exhibit all week, 4-H livestock shows, musical theatre, carnival and midway, food vendors, cowboy gear and craftsmen, history programs, and other activities, all week-long.
On Wednesday, the Matched Bronc Ride begins at 7 p.m., followed by a dance, with live music by Arlie Hulm and Dakota Country. The same band plays nightly through Saturday.
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Thursday, Aug. 12, begins with a Ranch Horse Competition starting at 8 a.m., Crazy Days downtown, and Kids Day at the fairgrounds. At 4:30 p.m., the Centennial Chuckwagon and Cowboy Poetry will be held at Faith Livestock Commission. A Ranch Rodeo starts at 6 p.m. at the rodeo grounds.
On Friday, Aug. 13, there will be an all-day trapshoot at Durkee Lake Shooting Range, a Pen of Three Livestock Show at 8 a.m., and a Sheep Dog Trial starting at 9 a.m., with $1,000 added money. Entry deadline is Aug. 9; contact Jamie Spring at 605-985-5961. Also on Friday is a SDRA/NRCA/WPRA rodeo at 6 p.m., and a Williams and Ree concert at 7 p.m.
Saturday is another busy day with a triathlon, soap box derby, quilt show, queen contest and tractor pull. Rodeo slack starts at 8 a.m.; a parade on Hwy. 212 at 10 a.m.; community BBQ at 1 p.m.; and the Rodeo and Wild Horse Race at 6 p.m.
Sunday gets underway with the Firemans Pancake Breakfast from 6:30-8:30 a.m., followed by Cowboy Worship at 8:30 a.m., and a parade at 10 a.m. The rodeo will start at 1 p.m. with a Relay Race, Calf Scramble, and Old Original Wild Ride ($1,000 added). A fishing Derby will take place at Durkee Lake starting at 2 p.m.
Besides all of these exciting activities, there are also class and family reunions taking place.
Faith is the place to be in August with such a wide range of events planned. For a detailed schedule of events, go to http://www.faithsd.com.
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