PRINCETON — Ride ‘Em cowboy can again be heard at the 159th Bureau County Fair in Princeton this year twice as the Lil’ Wranglers Rodeo returns at noon Aug. 24 in the goat barn arena. This is not to be confused with the real cowboys in the extreme bull riding event on Friday night in the grandstand.
The Lil’ Wranglers Rodeo is for kids only, and is sponsored by Marquis Energy, Central Bank, R & K Grain, Flight Manufacturing, Ag View FS, Albrecht Well Drilling, Kramer Garage Doors, Agri-Energy Resources and Kramer’s Kitchen.
This kids contest consists of stick horse barrel racing for ages 4-6; chicken races for ages 2-3, 4-5 and 6-7; greased pig chasing for ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14; and Mutton Bustin’ for ages 4 plus with a 75-pound weight limit.
Participants can pre-register by downloading forms on the fair’s website at www.bureaucountyfair.com or picking up forms at the fair office. Only 200 entries will be accepted, with a limit of 100 participants in the Mutton Bustin’ event. There is a $10 entry fee and parent’s signature required per participant.
There is no admission charge at the arena to watch the Lil’ Wranglers Rodeo.
For more information, call Pete Reviglio at 815-303-8106, Joe Lowder at 815-303-1029 or Rick Rokosz at 815-303-7825.
The 159th Bureau County Fair will run Aug. 20-24 in Princeton.