Grand County, Colo., Announces Summer Rodeo Season

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Grand County continues 100 years of rodeo tradition and Western-style family fun.

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Grand County has bareback riding, calf roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing and bull riding all summer long – city slickers and greenhorns welcome.

Grand County, Colo., announced today its schedule of rodeo events for summer 2016. It’s a special season as the town of Kremmling celebrates the 100th year of its Middle Park Fair & Rodeo, Aug. 11-14. The towns of Granby and Winter Park/Fraser also bring their annual dirt-flying, hat-waving, rip-roaring rodeo action back to the arena in June and July. Grand County has bareback riding, calf roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing and bull riding all summer long – city slickers and greenhorns welcome.

Flying Heels Rodeo Series – Saturdays, June 4-July 3
The town of Granby always presents something special at the Flying Heels Arena, and this year they welcome back motorcycle-versus-horse barrel racing, cowboy mounted shooting, draft horse teams, and the famous Westernaires, mounted precision drill teams. This rodeo has fun for the entire family, including mutton bustin’ and games for little buckaroos and fireworks after the Independence Weekend performance on July 3rd. Scouts and Veterans are free.

High Country Stampede Rodeo – Saturdays, July 2-Aug. 13
Sponsored by the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber, this rodeo offers over 30 years of rodeo-ing and prides itself on being one “where everyone has fun!” Visit the website for a calendar of specially-themed days, including family fun night, Military Recognition Night, and old west night. For more information, visit http://www.highcountry

100th Annual Middle Park Fair & Rodeo – Aug. 11-14
This special event marks 100 years of Western tradition in Kremmling! The centennial celebration features special performances and tweaks to the lineup – singer Nick Garrison, mini-broncs for little cowpokes and 4-H champions crowned on Thursday evening – plus the Grand Foundation is paying the gate fee for all attendees on Saturday and Sunday. Old favorites will also return, including kids’ games on Saturday morning, horse races, the tractor drag race, the commissioner cookie contest, the mayor pie contest and the work horse feed team races.

For more information about these and other events in Grand County, visit and Follow @grandcountyco on Twitter and on Pinterest.

About Grand County, Colo. (
Located 67 miles west of Denver, Grand County is home to wide-open spaces, breathtaking mountain scenery and authentic old-west towns. Outdoor recreational activities include golf, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sleigh rides and tubing. The area features more than 600 miles of mapped and marked trails, one national park, two national forests, two wilderness areas, two national scenic byways, two major ski resorts, four world-class dude ranches and four mountain golf courses. Grand County’s extensive water network includes Colorado’s largest natural lake, 1,000 miles of streams, 1,000 acres of high-mountain lakes and 11,000 acres of reservoirs.

Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, gaylene(at), 970-531-2336

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