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Do you know what this weekend is?  Okay, yes, it’s tax-free weekend in Iowa which I am all for, but it also happens to be rodeo weekend in Carson!  I know a little cowgirl who is awfully excited for the parade and a college cowgirl who’s excited for the pre-and-post-rodeo events! Lol.

 

People in metro areas seem to make fun of the excitement that comes with rodeo weekend for the locals around here. We get that it might sound a little hokey, but it is the highlight event of the summer in Carson.  Friends and relatives actually put it on their calendars to be home this weekend!  And in a world where there’s a lot of terrible things happening, it’s nice that we can all hang out and be happy to see each other.

 

But I have to admit I’ve never been to the parade.  It wasn’t exactly on my radar in my high school and college years! Lol.  But I have been to the rodeo.  I used to go to the one at Ak-Sar-Ben/River City Roundup every year and I’ve made a few appearances at the Sidney one, too.  As a cattle girl, I definitely made it as often as possible to the Carson Rodeo in my younger years.  It wasn’t very often that my boots and Rockie Mountain jeans were considered cool so I definitely took my opportunities!  As a cattle girl, I appreciated the rodeo even if I didn’t fully understand how they managed to do all those things.  I remember our neighbor girl riding in it, and I was so impressed.  Now days, I think more about my little girl mutton-busting.  I’m pretty sure she’d love it!  But, my husband, not so much! Lol.

 

With or without mutton-busting, I think it’s pretty awesome that Carson puts on a kick-ass rodeo and I dare say, a pretty good party, in the process!   The whole town gears up for this weekend.  It’s like the lights come on, everybody rallies, and ta-da, we have a rodeo!  We all know it’s truly not that simple, but I love that the town goes all out and everybody chips in to make it great.  That’s something pretty special in my book.

 

As I have said many times this summer, there’s a lot of people behind the scenes that do a lot of work to make one weekend of the year a great weekend for everybody who attends!  I have seen a million flyers.  I’ve heard it on the radio.  I’ve seen it on Facebook, and I have definitely heard it via word-of-mouth.  Like I said, I’ve got a couple of cowgirls who are pretty excited!

 

So if you’re needing weekend plans or just wanting to support a great event on a beautiful weekend, swing by.  I promise it won’t disappoint.

 

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Got a good rodeo story for me?  We’re listening!

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