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Family Night July 2

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mandan cutoutMandan Rodeo Days begins with Family Night on July 2.  Those who purchase a rodeo ticket for July 2 performance  may enjoy a free hotdog feed beginning at 5 p.m., sponsored by Townsquare Media.

Children are invited to enjoy free kids’ activities prior to the rodeo performance sponsored by  Touchstone Energy and three area Touchstone Energy co-operatives. Every family is eligible to win a family season pass to Dakota Zoo by signing up at the kids’ activities tent to the right of the entrance. 

Stick Horse Race

girl with stickhorse-EmilyThe first 50 children through the gate that want to participate will receive a FREE stick horse for the stick horse race. Stick horses provided by Boot Barn.

At  the gate ONLY – Receive $2 off a child’s rodeo ticket with purchase of an adult ticket. (Children unde age 6 admitted free with a paying adult.)

Rodeo Clown Dress-Up Contest

ryanrod-kidKids 12 and under may enter the Rodeo Clown Dress-up Contest. Wear your best clown costume and makeup to participate. (No props allowed.) Sign up when you arrive at the rodeo at the kids’ activity tent to the right of the entrance.

There are two divisions – one for kids ages 6 and under and the other for those ages 7 to 12. Winners receive prizes and every child who enters gets a photo opportunity with a rodeo clown. In the photo at left, Riot Rodriguez who appeared at the 2014 rodeo with his dad, Ryan, offers an example of rodeo clown dress.

Judges, including Rodeo clown Matt Merritt, will determine the winner.

Kids Activities for All

  • Stick horse barrel racing
  • Dummy roping
  • Photo cutout fun
  • Straw scramble
  • Face painting
  • Autographs
  • Barrel train rides courtesy of Capital Credit Union

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