FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2011
Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@ag.state.co.us
Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (719) 924-0154, Christi.Lightcap@ag.state.co.us
Milestone Anniversary Celebrated at the Colorado State Fair
PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair has been entertaining rodeo fans for 51 years, and it is only getting better with age. The 51st PRCA Ram Rodeo runs Friday, August 26 thru Tuesday, August 30 in the Budweiser Rodeo Arena on the Colorado State Fairgrounds.
This year, the first night of rodeo will celebrate the Fair’s commitment to the rodeo tradition with a tribute to the animal athletes that help make the sport of rodeo the big buckin’, wild ride that it is.
Each year, the Fair’s PRCA Dodge Rodeo attracts top cowboys and cowgirls from across the country, including local Pueblo cowboy and multiple PRCA National Finals qualifier, Josh Peek, who is set to compete in the Saturday, August 27 performance.
For the first time in over twenty years, rodeo-goers will hear a new voice commentating the event. Boyd Polhamus of Brenham, Texas, three-time announcer of the year and fifteen-time National Finals Rodeo Announcer joins the Colorado State Fair line-up.
Eight-time PRCA Specialty Act of the Year, Keith Isley, also joins the show for the first time
this year with funny-man acts that combine a mix of trick roping, high impact-low impact aerobic workouts, various animal routines and trick riding.
Besides five nights of rodeo, each night will also have an individualized program to make all five rodeos a unique experience.
Not only does the rodeo feature the top cowboys and cowgirls, it also exhibits the best rodeo animal athletes in the business. Harry Vold, also known as “Duke of the Chutes,” is the official stock contractor of the Fair’s rodeo. The Harry Vold Rodeo Company, based in southern Colorado, produces rodeos in seven states annually. Harry also provides bucking stock for over 100 rodeo performances. Vold is one of only two stock contractors to provide stock
to all 51 National Finals Rodeos and each year, provides stock to challenge the cowboys and entertain the crowds.
The Colorado State Fair runs from August 26 – September 5, 2011. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.