This weekend Buffalo Rodeo becomes a cowboy town, local organizations benefit
The Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo in Buffalo, Minn. will celebrate their 65th anniversary this week on June 20, 21 and 22. Wounded Warriors from Eagle’s Healing Nest will be the special guests for the military appreciation performance on Saturday.
Eagle’s Healing Nest’s mission is to provide assistance with the healing of the invisible wounds of war carried by our service men and women…past, present and future. Melony Butler, founder stated, “What an amazing weekend of rodeo this will be honoring those who serve in our communities, state and for our country. So many coming together to make a difference. We are so thankful to the American Legion and VFW for helping with this day of fun. Hats off to Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo and Wrangler for helping us to provide home, hope and healing. Please stop out and see the resources and tribute saddles by Mike Brey. We hope to see you all during this weekend of rodeo, Saturday let’s bring on the Red, White and Blue and Let’er Buck.”
The Wrangler patriot program will match the funds raised by the Buffalo Rodeo Association to support Eagle’s Healing Nest.
Additional local non-profits also benefit from the rodeo coming to town. Troops of boy scouts and cub scouts run concession stands, which is their annual fundraiser. The local girls scouts sell cotton candy and will be inside the main gate. The Buffalo Rodeo Association is a non-profit which also supports the Buffalo Hospital Foundation, during the Friday performance and provides educational scholarships too.
The Buffalo Rodeo returns to having three performances for the 65th anniversary this weekend. America’s most entertaining rodeo clown and barrel man, Trent McFarland from Alabama arrived in town. He will be performing several comedy acts during the rodeo. Beer Garden musical lineup includes Thursday June 20, DJ Chopper; Friday June 21 Shane Martin Band, and Saturday June 22 Drop Tailgate. The music will start after the last bull is bucked in the rodeo performance.
Theme nights at the rodeo bring recognition to first responders, breast cancer survivors and military active duty and veterans. Thursday June 20 is dedicated to First Responders, Friday June 21 to Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) breast cancer awareness, and Saturday June 22 to military active duty and veterans. Rodeo fans are encouraged to wear pink on Friday night as the contestants will too.
The Family Fun Night and Rodeo Kick-off Party is Wednesday June 19 beginning at 4 p.m. A free meal will be served. Citizens can contribute monetary funds or bring nonperishable food items for the Buffalo Food Shelf in the free will offering. The evening activities include Mutton Bustin presented by Dairy Queen for children 5-8 years old. The entry fee is $40 and pre-registration is available online or in-person beginning at 4 p.m. The top riders from Family Fun Night will ride during the three Pro Rodeo performances. For complete details visit www.buffalorodeo.com.
Tickets: Buy Online or in Buffalo off Highway 55 at Buffalo Country Store. Discounted ticket prices are $12 adult, $5 children. Gate prices are $15 adult, $8 children. Wrangler ticket promotion are ongoing in the marketplace. Currently, online tickets purchased can redeem a coupon from The Boot Shack for a discount on boots.
About Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo:
The Buffalo Rodeo Association is a non-profit with a mission to continue support the community. The rodeo is a fundraiser for the Boy and Girl Scouts of Buffalo, The Buffalo Hospital Foundation and high school scholarships. The all-volunteer run organization is celebrating 65 Years in 2019. Proceeds from the ProRodeo are distributed in the local community with philanthropy. For complete details visit www.buffalorodeo.com