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Ellicottville Rodeo is back for July 4 weekend

The Ellicottville Rodeo comes back to town on July 3-6
ELLICOTTVILLE—Get your hats and boots our for the 2014 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo! Back for another year, the Ellicottville Championship is set to take place July 3-6 as one of the largest rodeos in the Northeast.

The weekend will be filled with typical rodeo events, including bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and seven more.

More than 350 rodeo athletes from the International Professional Rodeo Association and the American Professional Rodeo Association will be on hand to compete in the championship event.

Kids can enjoy the midway with mechanical bull riding, food vendors and the annual Stick Horse Races. Children 10-years-old and under can participate in the Stick Horse Races by registering at the K-D Tack Tent. They must have a stick horse, or purchase one at the K-D Tack Tent, located immediately through the gates.

Team and calf roping will both be at the rodeo, as well as barrel racing and junior bull riding.

Dubbed as a “family tradition with a step back in time to wild and western non-stop action,” the Rodeo is located at 6319 Sommerville Valley Road in Ellicottville. Gates open two hours before the rodeo begins each day. On July 3-5, the rodeo will begin at 7 p.m. and will conclude with fireworks. Sunday, July 6, the rodeo will begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are avilable until the end of the month at then at the event gates. For more information on the Rodeo, visit the website or call 699-4839.

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