Festival and rodeo promises fun for all ages

September 6, 2012 by  

This October, fun-seekers are invited to visit the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds to watch California’s best Rodeo competitors race, rope, and ride in the hope of a ticket to the National Rodeo Finals to be held in Las Vegas.

The three-day Rodeo Festival and Heritage Days event will be a celebration of Lancaster’s Western heritage. Saturday is depicted as Wild West Day and Sunday is named Vaquero Day. All weekend, craft and food vendors, great entertainment, salsa sampling, beer tasting, and plenty more will be on offer to keep guest smiling.

Children aged 6 – 12 who bring a pumpkin carved for the Western Pumpkin Contest are admitted free. Chefs are also admitted free by bringing their favorite salsa recipe to enter the Salsa Contest. Truck lovers entering the Custom Truck and Tailgate Contest also get free entry to the Heritage Days Festival.

The event festivities run over the weekend of October 14 – 16. At 7:30 pm on Friday, the ‘Ride for the Pink’ for breast cancer research starts the celebration. Then, the top 100 cowboys compete in bull riding, roping, bronco riding, barrel racing, and steer wrestling. Barn dances are held on Friday and Saturday nights after the rodeo. A trick roper, L.A. cowboy Jim Townsley, will stroll the grounds entertaining attendees with his ‘mean’ lariat. Jesse Cacho will take part in the festival Sunday, showing his rare and beautiful Andulusian horses.

Print companies have probably been contacted for the flyer printing, banner printing, and poster printing to promote the rodeo and festival event. For further information, call 661-948-6060 or visit the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds website.