Thursday, Aug. 8-Saturday Aug. 10
The days of roping and riding are back on Ponca City with the annual 101 Wild West Rodeo. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned event will include steer roping, team roping, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding and barrel racing plus ranch events, a parade, kids’ rodeo and more. Each year's rodeo continues the tradition of the original 101 Ranch Rodeo, established 104 years ago by the Miller Brothers.
Thursday is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink?” night to raise awareness for breast cancer research. For every person who wears pink, the Ponca City Rodeo Foundation will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Assistance Program Fund in Tulsa The foundation will donate $50 for every event winner in pink.
The rodeo runs Thursday, Aug. 8-Saturday, Aug. 10, beginning at 8 p.m. each day. Look for the community appreciation barbeque dinner, free dances and concerts follows rodeo events, a Saturday morning parade and more. Most events will take place at Ponca City’s rodeo grounds, 420 E. Grand Ave. Daily tickets are $5-$12 with weekend passes available for $20. For more, visit www.101wildwestrodeo.com.