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Eagle Rodeo kicks into high gear while giving back to the community

Posted: 3:50 PM, Jun 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-06 18:10:47-04

EAGLE — The Eagle Rodeo kicks into high gear as the rodeo will take place at their new grounds in Avimor on June 6, 7 and 8.

The Eagle Rodeo moved to Avimor last year after their lease in downtown Eagle ended in 2017. It took a mad scramble for the rodeo to even take place last year.

"The new rodeo grounds are truly a rodeo setting. They scream rodeo when you are out there," said Rodeo Director Tracy Baggerly, who led a a group of dozens of volunteers in the relocation of the rodeo. "The move itself was quick and furious."

Just like the rodeo action at the new grounds puts fans right on top of the action in a sanctioned PRCA event, which brings some of the best cowboys and cowgirls on tour.

"My vision for the rodeo is in-your-face, up-front and dirty," said Baggerly. "We don't want a big commercialized event, we want the fans to feel like they are a part of it."

The rodeo is also a non-profit and the proceeds earned from ticket sales help local organizations in our community.

Fans are encouraged to wear camouflage on Thursday, as the proceeds go towards Pets for Vets on military night. Friday fans should wear pink, as the money goes towards breast cancer research at St. Alphonsus. And on the final day, Saturday, it's burn out red night to benefit the Eagle Firefighters burn out fund.

The rodeo starts at 6:00 p.m. with the main event happening at 7:30 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For ticket information click here.