Sushi at a rodeo?
Vail, CO, Colorado
BEAVER CREEK ” A piece of the Wild West returns to the valley as the sixth annual Beaver Creek Summer Rodeo Series rolls into town June 14 and continues Thursday nights throughout the summer from 5-8 p.m. There will be no rodeo on Aug. 2.
Saddle up for genuine western experience including bull riding and a full line-up of rodeo events, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and mutton bustin’. Foodies can sample everything from Western barbecue to sushi prepared by top chefs from Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley. Participating restaurants include Foxnut Asian Fusion and Sushi, Moe’s Original BBQ, Dusty Boot Saloon and more.
The rodeo grounds remain the same as last year and are located at Traer Creek in Avon, just east of Chapel Square.
Tickets to the rodeo are $20 for VIP seating, $15 for Adults (ages 18-64), $8 for Seniors (ages 65 and up), $5 for Youth (ages 13-17), and children 12 years old and under are free. Tickets are available in-person in advance at the Beaver Creek Information Center or the evening of the event at the on-site rodeo box office.
Kids can get involved in the calf scramble and mutton bustin’. Height and weight limitations apply for mutton bustin’ and parents must sign a release for both events. Sign-ups will take place at the information booth from 5-6:30 p.m. the night of the rodeo. Other children’s activities include a petting zoo, pony rides and face painting.
Free parking is available directly across the street from the rodeo grounds, with a one-minute walk to the site. Alcoholic beverages, pets, and glass containers cannot be brought onto the rodeo grounds. All bags are subject to be searched by security.
Kelly Adams is this year’s Beaver Creek Rodeo Queen. Adams attends Vail Christian High School and placed second in barrel racing last year at the Beaver Creek Rodeo Series. She also participates in gymnastics, dance, and snowboarding, while maintaining a 3.5 GPA.
Sara Martin is this year’s Queen Attendant. Sarah is 14 years old and attends Berry Creek Middle School. She is the vice president of the Horse Ranger’s 4-H Club where she competes in English and Western riding, and is a member of the Freedom Riders Drill Team.
Angela Downs has been named this year’s Beaver Creek Rodeo Series Princess. Angela is 12 years old and attends Eagle County Charter Academy. Her interests are English and Western riding, the Freedom Riders Drill Team, 4-H, raising livestock, community service and playing soccer. She is proud to be the president of the Horse Ranger’s 4-H Club and has earned several riding and livestock awards.
For more information about the rodeo series, call 845-9090 or visit http://www.beavercreek.com. For cowboy sign up, contact Jodi Teague at 376-0817 on Tuesdays only from 7-9 p.m. Groups of 20 or more can contact the Beaver Creek Sales Department at 845-5762.
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