Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza

Now in its 31st year, Hamel's Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza, the biggest rodeo in the state of Minnesota, is taking over the small town for two days of danger, athleticism, and family fun. Each evening cowgirls and -boys will entertain audiences with bareback riding, animal roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. Bring the kids a little early each night (or to Saturday's matinee) for free pony rides starting at 6 p.m. Or stay late and dance off extra energy at the festival's nightly after party at Inn Kahoots. Sunday is sure to be extra busy with an arts and crafts flea market at the Medina Ballroom and a parade at 2 p.m. For more info, visit www.hamelrodeo.org. (Photo by Dick Squire)
July 5-8, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., July 7, 1 p.m., 2012

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