GUYMON, Okla. – Pioneer Days Rodeo never ceases to amaze me, and this year’s event looks to be one of the best.
That’s saying something about an event that was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame just a couple of years ago. But with 961 competitors who threw their hats into the ring just to be part of this event, the very best in the world are ready to showcase their talents on a grand stage.
But Pioneer Days Rodeo is more than just a world-class competition; it also is a fun event for everyone in the family. Whether it’s fast times, big scores or high-flying dismounts, there are many wonderful things to expect inside Hitch Arena over the four performances this weekend.
Take Justin Rumford, who in just a few short years at the craft has been recognized as one of the best clowns and entertainers in rodeo. You don’t want to miss his antics, and when you see him in action, you’ll realize just how special of a personality he is and what he offers to folks who attend the rodeo.
The committee also will be giving away bicycles to youngsters that attend the Saturday matinee, and tickets for the 2 p.m. performance will be given at a discounted rate. In fact, the advanced-ticket pricing is available at all ticket outlets throughout the weekend, so rodeo-goers have the opportunity for great savings by purchasing those advanced tickets.
Mixed in with forecasted brilliant weather, and there are several reasons anyone who wants to be entertained should make their way to Guymon this weekend.
It’s worth the trip.