"The Buck Starts Here" in La Pine!
By Gina Wearin, La Pine Rodeo Association
On July 4th - "Buck & Boom" Bullriding- time TBD, est. 7:00 pm, Family Western Dance - time TBD, est. 8:30 pm, Fireworks at 10:00 pm.
July 5 - "Mutton Bustin" at 4:30 pm, Rodeo starts at 5:00 pm.
July 6 - "Mutton Bustin" at 1:00 pm, Rodeo starts at 1:30 pm.
The La Pine Rodeo Association is pleased to announce our 11th Annual Rodeo for 2013 will be held over three days during the 4th of July Holiday. Sanctioned by Northwest Professional Rodeo Association the "Greatest Little Rodeo in Oregon" will continue to provide the community with action packed & family friendly entertainment. The Buck & Boom is an open bullriding event.
The exciting news in 2012 was the passing of the La Pine Land Conveyance Act for permanent Rodeo Grounds on 150 acres. This will boost tourism by developing permanent rodeo grounds along with future development of parks and recreational facilities. It has taken many years to achieve this, with the leadership of former Rodeo Board Member and now Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone, the dream is a reality. His untiring efforts are greatly appreciated along with bringing into the fold U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and U.S. Representative Greg Walden. They felt our passion and it became their passion to make this a reality to boost the economy for the community of La Pine and South Deschutes County. We will not be on the new grounds for a few years but we've got it in our hands now, the future is very bright!
Continuing on with the excitement for 2013 a new event has been added. On Thursday, July 4th the "Buck & Boom", a bull riding only event with lots of energy and excitement. Followed by a dance for the entire family held in the rodeo arena. Topped off with 4th of July Fireworks you can watch from the rodeo grandstands.
The 3rd Annual CAN Cancer day will be held on Friday, July 5. CAN Cancer is an organization founded in La Pine by the Martinez Family to provide assistance on a local level to those fighting cancer.