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COS Rodeo series offers interactive Old West experience from June to August

June 11, 2018
       The COS Rodeo series is back for its third year inside Penrose Stadium at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.
       Scheduled Wednesday nights “rain or shine” from June 20 to Aug. 1 (except July 11), the show features rodeo events with local cowboys and cowgirls -
Fans in temporary stands on the Penrose Stadium floor watch a barrel-racing contestant during a past COS Rodeo. In the background are 20x30-foot posters from the event's Western Art Series.
Courtesy of Adventures Out West (cosrodeo.com)
plus ones that attendees can participate in. Several event offerings - including western art displays, Old West activities, a hot-air "balloon glow" and live music - are included with the price of admission. A "finals" event is scheduled Friday, Aug. 11.
       Tickets are $25 a person, $15.50 for ages 12 and under. A chuckwagon dinner is optional.
       Norris-Penrose is at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. The rodeo gates open at 5 p.m. with activities continuing until 9. An exception is July 4, when the show starts at noon, gates opening at 11 a.m.
       The event organizer is Adventures Out West, a tourist-related area business. AOW owner Greg Wellens explained when the series started in 2016 that COS Rodeo is an attempt to give tourists and locals a taste of the Old West.
       "Fun for everyone includes constructing plains Indian tipis, a community art project, goods bartering, lasso-throwing, bounce houses, beverage stands and a carnival,” the rodeo's website states. “You take it all in from the floor of our open-air arena, where you and your friends and family get to be a part of the action.”
       Tickets are available at the gate or in advance at cosrodeo.com.
       People wishing to enter events need to contact AOW no later than Monday at 5 p.m. before a Wednesday rodeo. For more information, the number is 578-0935.

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(Outdoors: Norris-Penrose Event Center)

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