Take some time out this summer and unleash your inner wrangler at the 70th anniversary Cloverdale Rodeo and 128th Country Fair.
This is one of North America’s longest running and most entertaining rodeos, returning for its 70th year this May long weekend. Unwind with your friends and check out four days crammed full of different competitions, live entertainment, food, and fun.
The Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo will showcase some of the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls contending for cash prizes in roughstock rodeo events like Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, and Ladies Barrel Racing.
Alongside the action the BC Country Music Association (BCCMA) will host a meet-and-greet in their impressive Boots and Buckles pavilion, with more than 50 popular BCCMA artists performing throughout the weekend. This pavilion is free until 8 p.m. when it turns into a dance hall with live music for people 19+.
The BCCMA will also feature nine-time nominees and familiar West Coast music duo Twin Kennedy to keep the audience on its toes. They’ll perform the National Anthem all weekend long in the Stetson Bowl and spend time at the Live Outdoor Entertainment Stage for some shows as well.
Another attraction that you wont want to miss is the Longhorn Saloon, one of the Rodeo’s most anticipated events. The audience can look forward pro hockey player turned country singer Chad Brownlee who will be performing on Sunday, May 22. You can also catch performances by Ettinger & Big 50 as well as the Ken McCoy Band.
The Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is also home to BC’s largest traveling rides fair, the West Coast Amusements Midway. Thrill seekers can choose between 35 adrenalin-surging rides including the Spin Out, 1001 Nachts, Tilt-a-Whirl, and much more.
To celebrate the rodeo’s 70th year, one lucky Vancity Buzz reader will win the prizes listed below.
One lucky winner will win the following prizes (valued at $540):
- Four gate admission tickets
- Four all-day ride wristbands
- Four rodeo tickets
- One day of free parking (tickets valid for one day only, winner will only require one parking pass)
- Four VIP Longhorn Saloon ‘beat the line’ tickets
To enter for your chance to win this prize, do at least one of the following:
1. Follow the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair on Facebook and comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
2. Win weekend passes to the @CloverdaleRodeo via @VancityBuzz http://ow.ly/4n4AZK RT to enter!
3. Comment below telling us why you’d like to win this prize. (1 entry)
Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m.PST on May 2, 2016. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.
2016 Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair
When: May 20 – 23
Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey