Arbor Fair and Rodeo rounds 'em up July 19

The annual Arborg Fair and Rodeo at the Silver fairgrounds runs from July 19 to 21.

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The Arborg Fair and Rodeo, which has been hosted by the Arborg Ag Society for almost 70 years, is riding onto the Silver fairgrounds on July 19, 20, and 21.

Located four miles south of Arborg on Highway #7 and east on Road 125 North, the larger grounds just outside of town are well suited to a rodeo that requires about 30 acres for operations. This community event has been wrangling and running since 1952.

Friday night is free for everyone to attend with a “sweet ride” invitation to come out and show off your classic car, truck or motorcycle. From noon on Saturday to 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, there are exciting activities scheduled. Heartland Rodeo shows off its riders on both nights, July 20 and 21. Daily equine events include jumping and gymkhana.

Learn how to make your own crafts, look for all kinds of goods for sale at the merchant mall or find your favourite pre-1960 machine at the antique tractor pull. There are many delights for the children at the kids’ zone with a petting zoo, crafts, bouncers, and a performers’ tent.

Dr. Von Houligan’s Carnival of Casualties has expanded the circus show with juggling, magic and fire-breathing, and there is entertainment for everyone with a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute-band, plus music by Frankie and the Poor Boys. Make room for horse trailers and hay.

Children under six years old are free to attend. Adult fares for a one-day access pass to the fair and rodeo are $15. A family of four can attend daily for $40. Adult weekend passes are $25.

For more information, please visit: agsociety.net.

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