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Crosby Rodeo saddles up June 3rd

BAG OF DONUTS, a New Orleans party band, will open the Rodeo on June 3.

Events cover two weekends

By Gilbert Hoffman

CROSBY – The much anticipated return of the Crosby Rodeo, after a Pandemic hiatus, will open with the popular New Orleans group Bag of Donuts Friday night, June 3rd at 7:00pm playing classics from the 60s until today.

Also on Friday, the BBQ cook-off gets underway, at 5:00pm and will conclude on Saturday, with an awards ceremony.

On Saturday June 4 starting at 8am the BBQ Cook-off will continue, and at 10am a parade is scheduled. 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 Friday night June 10th 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.