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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Pro-Rodeo gallups into Shawnee

  • Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, in association with the Barnes PRCA Rodeo, will host its 16th Annual Professional Rodeo on Sept. 22-23 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area.
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  • — Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, in association with the Barnes PRCA Rodeo, will host its 16th Annual Professional Rodeo on Sept. 22-23 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area.
    Come and experience the thrill of the pro cowboys competing in six events, including Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Team Roping and Bull Dogging.
    These events are fully approved and sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and will feature pros from the First Frontier Circuit competing for thousands of dollars in prize money. Sanctioned by the Women's Professional Rodeo Association, women competitors will show their skills in the WPRA Barrel Race.
    "Shawnee Mountain is a great location for a professional rodeo and we look forward to providing a quality family oriented event" commented Bob Barnes, Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer and owner of Barnes PRCA Rodeo.
    The Shawnee Mountain Rodeo will begin at 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. with the 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off returning to kick off events each day.
    Included with admission from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rodeo goers will have the opportunity to sample and then vote on a variety of specially prepared chilis. It's people's choice, one vote per admission, with a winner being announced during the Rodeo intermission on each day. The Cook-Off Winners will receive a cash prize of $150 and bragging rights!
    The Sidekicks Band will return to perform all your country favorites prior to and after the Rodeo each day. There will also be a country and western vendors bazaar, and a variety of food vendors both Saturday and Sunday.
    Advance discounted tickets for the Rodeo are on sale at www.shawneemt.com. Slopeside seating will be available to all spectators, so bring your own blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the events.
    The Shawnee Mountain Rodeo is sponsored by Fernwood Resort, Kistler Printing, the Pocono Record, Budweiser, Reinhart Food Service & Coca Cola.
    Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 of Interstate 80. General information call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (visitors bureau). Or visit Shawnee Mountain on-line at www.shawneemt.com where on-line booking links are available.
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