Parade Kicks-Off Fourth of July Rodeo in Teague

THE ACTION WILL BE FAST and Furious at the 85th annual Teague 4th of July Rodeo. The rodeo will be presented Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and is touted as one of the best amateur rodeos in the state of Texas. Bring mom, dad, the kids and grandma and grandpa for an exciting time at the rodeo!

The City of Teague welcomes everyone to the 85th Annual Western Week Parade and 4th of July Rodeo!

This year the Teague Fourth of July Rodeo kicked-off July 3rd when the Rodeo Parade rolled down Main Street and the cowboys and cowgirls proceeded to the City Park Rodeo Arena to participate in the UPRA Open Rodeo?s Grand Entry.

The parade started at the west end of Main Street and kicked off three consecutive nights of action-packed rodeo entertainment.

For future reference, the Annual Rodeo Parade is not just limited to cowboys and cowgirls on horseback. All citizens, businesses and organizations are always welcome to enter the parade.

The Teague Rodeo Association will be holding a raffle for a hand made saddle to be given away during the last performance of the rodeo on Saturday, July 5th. Tickets will be available all three nights of the rodeo, and may be purchased for $1.00 each or in groups of six for $5.00.

The rodeo performances will begin at 8:00 p.m. nightly in the City Park Arena on North Eighth Avenue. In the 84 years of the Teague 4th of July Rodeo it has proved to be the one of the best and largest amateur rodeos in the state of Texas. Sponsored by the Teague Rodeo Association, the event draws fans and participants from all over the state.

The Stock Producer for this rodeo will be Bob Champion of Buffalo, Texas. There will be an additional $1500 in prize money to Bareback, Saddle Bronc and Bull Riding events and $2,000 in added money to Wild Cow Milking. Open Barrels and Open tie-down. Books are open at 903-322-4577.

This year?s events include Wild Cow Milking, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Barrel Racing, Junior Barrel racing, Senior Ribbon Roping and Junior Ribbon Roping.

For additional information see the advertisement inside this week's issue of The Teague Chronicle.

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