Edgewood is hosting its 30th Annual Pro-Rodeo Days Celebration this week.
Jerry Maker, who runs the rodeo grounds in Edgewood, says the rodeo actually got its start at a different site in town in 1987.
Chase Forkenbrock, who has also been helping organize this year’s event, says they started the week with Cowboy Church in the city park last night (something new this year), but “Rodeo Week” truly gets started today, with the rodeo held at 8 pm tonight, Friday and Saturday night.
Saturday’s events include the Edgewood Rodeo Days parade at 2 pm, along with several other events.
There will be a dance after the rodeo each night, with DJ music on Thursday and live bands on Friday and Saturday.
“Rodeo Week” wraps up with the Firemen’s Breakfast on Sunday morning at the fire station, followed by the demo derby at 1 pm.
The Edgewood Rodeo has been a big boost to the town for the past 30 years – and this tiny community has always come together to pull off this huge event. Forkenbrock, who also turns 30 this year, says the Edgewood Rodeo has been something special to him since he was a kid.
If you’re interested in Edgewood Rodeo tickets, they are available from Edgewood Chamber members and all Community Savings Bank locations, or you can get them for a few dollars more at the gate each night.