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Clearwater’s Big Rodeo – 50 year celebration
June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Friday, June 23: Miss Clearwater Rodeo Contest judging, 3:30 p.m., Mutton Busting at 7 p.m., Rodeo at 7:30, Battle of the Bands following rodeo, approximately 9:30
Saturday, June 24: Sand volleyball tournament, all day; Kids’ games and inflatables at the park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mutton Busting at 6 p.m., Rodeo at 6:30 p.m., Eric Pasley in concert at 10 p.m.
Sunday, June 25: Mutton Busting at 7 p.m., Rodeo at 7:30 p.m.
Clearwater’s Big Rodeo celebrates its golden anniversary in 2017. Started by the village’s Chamber of Commerce in 1967, Clearwater’s Big Rodeo continues to provide entertainment during the best weekend in June in Northeast Nebraska. Cowboys and cowgirls from Nebraska and neighboring states compete in one of the Mid-States Rodeo Association’s top events. The celebration kicks off with the crowning of Miss Clearwater Rodeo, who represents the Clearwater event at various rodeos around the state. Mutton busting gives youngsters a taste of what it’s like to be in the rodeo arena. Each evening ends with a wild cow ride, where teams of three try to win the top prize. Friday and Saturday evenings cap off with a street dance, featuring top Nebraska bands.