KING OF THE RODEOS: Badlands Circuit Finals is on for this weekend |

KING OF THE RODEOS: Badlands Circuit Finals is on for this weekend

Cally Kindred, Harrold, S.D., rounds a barrel at last yearÕs Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo. This yearÕs event takes place at the State Fair Center in Minot October 9-10-11. Photo by Cowboy Images/Peggy Gander

Championship rodeo to take place in Minot this weekend

Minot, N.D. (October 7, 2020) – The best of the best for the Dakotas will be in Minot this weekend, to duke it out for the title of Badlands champ.

The annual Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo will take place at the North Dakota State Fair Center October 9-11, with performances at 7 pm on October 9, 6 pm October 10, and at 1:30 pm on October 11.

More than 100 cowboys and cowgirls, with about a dozen in each of eight events, will compete, said Max Weppler, organizer for the rodeo and a member of the PRCA’s Badlands Circuit committee. “The fans will see the best talent in the Dakotas,” Weppler said. 

This part of the country has its share of rodeo talent which will be on exhibit this weekend, Weppler said. “Some of the best saddle bronc riders and barrel racers, and other events, as well, come from the northern plains.”

The rodeo will also include an expo and trade show.

Tickets for the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-12. They can be purchased online at (search for Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo), at 52 West (2815 S. Broadway A, Minot), and North Country Mercantile (2000 20th Ave. SE, Minot) and at the gate. The Sunday matinee is sponsored by EPIC Companies, Spicy Pie, Bud Light, Pepsi and the North Dakota State Fair. Discounted tickets are available at Spicy Pie in Minot.

For more information, visit the Facebook page (Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo).

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