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Precision horse team highlights cowboy days in Dubois

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff

Experience a weekend of western activities inspired by the lives of the American cowboy at National Day of the Cowboy celebration July 26 through 28 in Dubois.

Hosted by Dubois Main Street, the weekend's highlight will be a return by the "Westernaires," a 50-member high speed equestrian drill team on Saturday night.

The feature performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Clarence Allison Memorial Rodeo Arena east of town.

Tickets are $5 each for adults. Children 6 years old and under can attend the performance for free.

Friday events

On Friday, July 26, attend a special Cowboy Day Rodeo featuring a live musical performance by IMA nominated western singer/songwriter Jared Rogerson in additional to traditional rodeo events.

The rodeo begins at 8 p.m. Rogerson will perform at the Rustic Pine Tavern beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday

On Saturday, July 27, children's activities begin the event at 9 a.m. with a stick horse rodeo, storytelling by Tom O'Day, a "Build a Brand" session, and a quick-draw exercise for young painters led by Dubois artist Gary Keimig.

The "Build a Brand" and children's quick draw sessions are part of the nationally recognized 'Read 'Em Cowboy' children's arts and literacy program.

Enjoy a cowboy parade sponsored by Dubois Main Street beginning at the Dubois Town Park at 11 a.m. Saturday and ending at the Rustic Pine Tavern.

Dubois cowgirl Leota Didier will be the parade grand marshall.

Listen to music by western singer/songwriter Bryan Ragsdale in a free concert at the Corner Park which will include a song compiled by Dubois students, also part of the Read 'Em Cowboy program.

Experience a chuckwagon dinner show featuring music performed by Jessica Camilla O'Neal and The Neversweat Players beginning at 4 p.m. on Ramshorn Street at the corner of Horse Creek Road.

The feature performance of the weekend is the performance by the Westernaires at 7 p.m. Saturday. Jared Rogerson will perform again at the Rustic Pine Tavern at 9 p.m.

Sunday

On Sunday July 29, enjoy an afternoon of country music with singer Jan Marrou at the Rustic Pine Steak House and Grill, beginning at 4 p.m.

For more information about National Day of the Cowboy activities, visit www.duboiscowboyday.com or e-mail duboismainstreetprogram@gmail.com with questions.

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