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The Carthage Press
  • Carthage Stampede coming Thursday

  • Cinch down tight and hold on, the rodeo makes it’s 35th annual return to Carthage with the Carthage Stampede Championship Rodeo.
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  • Cinch down tight and hold on, the rodeo makes it’s 35th annual return to Carthage with the Carthage Stampede Championship Rodeo. Cowboys from all across the nation will compete at Carthage’s three-day rodeo event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Aug. 9-11 starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Carthage Saddle Club Arena. The Carthage Stampede will showcase some of the most promising rising stars of the rodeo, riding against some of rodeo’s most famous veterans, as all the competitors’ face-off against the rankest bucking animals in the industry. The Carthage Stampede offers rodeo athletes in the region the opportunity to compete, while earning points to qualify for both the American Cowboy Rodeo Association (ACRA) and the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) finals both held in Oklahoma in the winter. Special to this year’s rodeo is $5 Night at the Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 9. All rodeo tickets will be just $5. Regular ticket prices will be $12 for adults and $5 for kids for both Friday and Saturday night performances. The rodeo will feature mutton busting and calf scrambles for the kids and in addition to the rodeo there will also be the Coors Light Barn Dance. The barn dance will follow the rodeo each night at the show barns next to the rodeo arena. This will feature music from local and regional bands and is completely free to the public. The Carthage Saddle Club wants to welcome everyone out to their all new rodeo, which will be produced by Tuff Bull Productions this year. You won’t want to miss the pyrotechnics and pageantry of this year’s event. For more information about tickets and the rodeo contact Tuff Bull Productions at tuffbulltour@hotmail.com or visit www.tuffbulltour.com for more rodeo details.

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