75th annual rodeo kicks off in New Windsor

Originally Posted Online: Aug. 14, 2014, 10:12 pm
Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2014, 10:43 pm
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NEW WINDSOR -- The broncs and bulls are back for the 75th New Windsor Rodeo.

The annual event kicked off with a parade Thursday night. Rodeo events continue Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. each day on the grounds on Illinois 17 at the west end of town.

Events inside the corral include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Rodeo clowns and specialty acts also will be on hand.

The accompanying fair opens early Friday -- 7 a.m. -- for breakfast. Early risers also have opportunities Saturday with the Rodeo Run 2- and 4-mile events starting 8 a.m. A youth horse show also is planned at 9 a.m. and a Kiddie Parade is set to start at 1 p.m.

The "Hobby Building" features a craft and hobby show, painting and photography competition, and flower, fruit and vegetable competitions. The fair also features carnival rides, concessions and locally run food stands.


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