Pacific will host the Iron Horse Rodeo, the first cowboy-cowgirl competition in recent memory in the Liberty Field equestrian center this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12.
Organizers are putting the finishing touches on the event, which will be the last rodeo of the Outlaw Rodeo 2013 season, which is the 25th anniversary tour for the organization.
Gates will open at 4 p.m. Friday. Tickets can only be bought at the gate on the day of the event on a first-come, first-serve basis.
There are 1,500 bleacher seats and ticket sales will stop after 1,500.
The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 years old. Children under 6 enter free.
Some 18 vendors will set up booths on the grounds, according to April Aubuchon, vendor chair.
“The vendors will be ready when people start to arrive,” Aubuchon said.
Vendors will offer cowboy accessories, a bounce house for children and sale items including ghost peppers and homemade salsa. There also will be several food booths.
The Pacific Partnership barbecue booth will offer the traditional hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork and chips. Other vendors will offer kettle corn, cotton candy, apple dumplings and funnel cakes. Black Heart Chain Saw Carving will do a carving demonstration at 6 p.m.
The rodeo planning committee includes Harold Selby, Bill McLaren, Steve Flannery III, Richard Adams, Adam Krauss and April Aubuchon.