Rodeo tickets are on sale

Tickets for the 2010 Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo, one of the premier sporting events in Oregon, went on sale April 19 at locations throughout the Rogue Valley. The PRCA-sanctioned rodeo takes place June 3-5 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds & Expo Park in Central Point.

Doors open at 6 p.m. each day with events beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at all PremierWest Bank locations (except the Rogue Valley Manor branch), Sherm’s Thunderbird and Food 4 Less, Big R in White City and Cowboy Corral in Grants Pass.

The PRCA-sanctioned rodeo will feature nationally ranked cowboys along with local standouts competing for a $5,000 purse in each event. Riding events include bull riding, saddle-bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, tie-down roping and team roping. Other highlights this year include mutton busting for kids, new clown Donny Landis, announcer Will Rasmussen along with instant replay, a new scoreboard and the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo Drill Team.

This year, Friday is Breast Cancer Awareness Day sponsored by Big R and Providence Medford Medical Center with cowboys, clowns and fans wearing pink.

Thursday is family day with special pricing for children and lower prices for adults; $14 in advance and $16 at the gate for adults; children 12 and under are $7 in advance, $8 at the gate. Friday admission is $15 in advance and $17 at the gate. Saturday prices are $17 in advance and $19 at the gate for reserved seats, and $15 in advance and $17 at the gate for general admission. Reserved seats are available only for the Saturday performance. Ticket booths open at 5 p.m. each day.

The Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo is being held in conjunction with the free 4H & FFA Spring Fair from Friday to Sunday—with a buyers BBQ and livestock auction at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
For ticket information, call the Fair office at 541-774-8270 or visit www.jcfairgrounds.com.

For rodeo information, please contact Melissa Damon, Jackson County Fairgrounds & Expo Park, at 541-774-8270 or damonme@jacksoncounty.org.

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