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Join in the Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Labor Day weekend rodeo, Aug. 30 and 31

Join the Parker Ranch Labor Day Rodeo on Aug. 30 and 31, (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER RANCH)
Join the Parker Ranch Labor Day Rodeo on Aug. 30 and 31, (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER RANCH)

The 40th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo will lasso in two days of rodeo events onSaturday, Aug, 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea.

The action-packed weekend is held annually as a fundraiser to provide scholarships for school-age children of Parker Ranch employees.

Family-style fun begins on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 12 p.m., with rodeo events which may include everything from team roping, double mugging, po’o wai u, bull riding, junior bull riding, wahine barrel racing, wahine steer un-decorating, ribbon roping and more. Always fun and exciting to watch is the century team roping competition. (One team member must be over the age of 50 and their combined ages must be more than 100). The crowd is always on its feet for the keiki barrel racing for participants 12 and under, and mutton busting (keiki sheep riding).

On Sunday, The Round-Up Club, in partnership with Parker Ranch, will be hosting a live horse auction.

Go at 9 a.m. to register and view the horses with the auction to follow the Sunday morning rodeo slack. For non-riders, come and experience the fast pace of a ranch horse auction. Please note that you will need to purchase a gate ticket to attend the auction.

Sunday’s rodeo action begins again at high noon with more excitement throughout the afternoon. Ono food and refreshments will be available both days with ongoing events lasting until 5 p.m.

In addition, a variety of vendors will be on hand both days selling neat items including western style crafts, clothing, and much more.

Tickets are $7 per person in advance from the Parker Ranch Store at the Parker Ranch Center and at the Parker Ranch Headquarters in Waimea or $8 at the gate on rodeo days. Children 12 and under are free.

For more information, call 885-7311.