Events include Cowpoke Pageant, Cook-Off, Livestock Auction, Little Wrangler
CROSBY – It’s YeeHaw time, as our Western roots show at the Annual Crosby Fair and Rodeo. Plans are underway for a full schedule of events, except for the dance. Top entertainers will be performing on 4 different nights, as well as the C.P.R.A. Championship Rodeo on 2 nights. A BBQ cook-off and a parade are also on the schedule. Student exhibitors will have their animals judged on June 7 and 8, and then the livestock auction will follow on June 9. Don’t miss the buyer’s dinner that afternoon.
The kick-off event will be the Cowpoke Pageant, to be held at the Fairgrounds pavilion on Saturday, May 7 starting at 10am. Contestants will be in three age categories: 0- 2, 3-5, and 6-8. Categories will be All American Cowboy, All American Cowgirl, Rodeo Clown (boys), and Rodeo Dress (girls). Cowpoke director Rachel Hicks reports that a large field of over 40 kids, in 55 categories, have signed up for the event.
The fun and festivities really get underway in June, when the BBQ Cookoff takes place Friday, June 3 starting at 5pm. That same evening, the popular group Bag of Donuts will give a concert at 7pm in the Rock’n C Arena.
On Saturday June 4 starting at 8am the BBQ Cook-off will continue, and at 10am a parade is scheduled, Check with the CFR office to confirm this. That evening the concert is by Drew Parker, starting at 7pm.
Student Exhibitors will show their animals for judging on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7 and 8, and then the Livestock Auction will be held Thursday, June 9. This starts with a Buyer’s Dinner at 4pm, Awards Presentation at 5:45pm, and then the Auction starting at 6pm.
The big weekend comes up starting with FFA and 4-H Day at 10am, and then the C.P.R.A. Championship Rodeo at 7:30pm. The concert that evening is by Josh Ward and Jon Wolfe.
On Saturday, June 11 the Little Wrangler Rodeo will be held, starting at 10am in the Arena. And who doesn’t love “Mutton Bustin?”
That evening the last Rodeo event will be held, and the concert will be Dos Borrachos, otherwise known as Kevin Fowler & Roger Creager.
There will also be a Raffle held as part of the Rodeo, and prizes include a 2022 John Deere Gator 4- wheeler, a Ruger rifle, and a Springfield pistol. Chances are $100, and there will only be 350 sold.
Admission to each night of the Crosby Rodeo is $15 for adults ($20 day of the show), and $5 for children. Tickets are available through the CRF website, www.crosbyrodeo.com.