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MEEKER I Don’t miss the Ranch Rodeo and Calcutta, which start at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Rio Blanco Fairgrounds.
Local ranches — some of which have been around as long as Range Call itself – compete in events taken from daily ranch life, like trailer loading.
The Ranch Rodeo is accompanied by another thoroughly enjoyable spectator sport: the Kids’ Events. There’s nothing quite like watching a herd of toddlers tumble into a heap of straw in search of treasures.
Sponsored by the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Park and Recreation District, the Kids’ Events provide a show for the ranch rodeo crowd as well as some fun entertainment for hot, thirsty kids who might just be bored watching the rodeo.
Children as young as 1-year-old and up to the age of 12 “compete” in all kinds of activities designed to show kids a good – albeit messy – time.
Held on the track in front of the grandstands, the Kids’ Events are free with admission to the Ranch Rodeo and begin after the Calcutta during the Ranch Rodeo on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Be prepared for dirty, wet or gooey kids to join you in the grandstands afterward!