Eide Chrysler is proud to be a top-level sponsor of the 138th Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration taking place July 1-4 just across the river from us at Dacotah Centennial Park.
This year's event will bring in nearly 600 professional cowboys and cowgirls from across North America to compete for more than $120,000 in prizes.
As North Dakota's largest Independence Day celebration, Mandan Rodeo Days brings plenty of fun excitement to the Bis-Man area, and our dealership is excited to be lending a hand – and some wheels! A few of Eide Chrysler's new Ram trucks will be featured prominently throughout the festivities, hauling the trailer full of sheep for mutton busting and barrels for the barrel racing competition.
"This is one of the biggest and most exciting Independence Day events in the country," said rodeo spokesperson Johna Cravens. "We're very excited to have Eide Chrysler as a top-level sponsor this year."
In addition to the new Ram trucks, Eide Chrysler will also present $100 prize checks to the cowboys and cowgirls with the top scores for each performance.
SATURDAY, JULY 1: This year’s celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. July 1 with a night of PRCA Xtreme Bulls. Thirty bull riders will face 30 proven bucking bulls from Mandan’s own Chad Berger, as they compete for more than $20,000 and world championship points. Xtreme Bulls tickets are $20 for ages 6 and up. Although there is no advance ticket discount for the Xtreme Bulls, tickets are available now online at www.MandanRodeo.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 2: The rodeo begins Sunday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. with Family Night. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with a free hot dog feed. All sorts of kids’ activities are planned-- roping, barrel racing, barrel train rides, photo and autograph opportunities, and the Just Clowning Around rodeo clown dress-up contest. The first 50 kids under age 6 receive a free stick horse for the Stick Horse Race. Families may also register for a grand prize – a gas grill. Earlier on Sunday is the Miss Rodeo Mandan luncheon and the 2nd annual Remarkable Kids Rodeo, where 30 kids with disabilities participate in their own rodeo events.
MONDAY, JULY 3: The event starts up again at 7:30 p.m. is Patriot Night. Gates again open at 5 p.m. and the first 50 children under age 6 will receive a free stick horse. Spectators are encouraged to wear red, white and blue to honor both active-duty military and veterans. Two rifles and a diamond necklace will be raffled to raise money for Veterans Outdoors Adventures of North Dakota and Dakota Leathernecks Detachment #1419. A live auction following the rodeo will also benefit those charities. The evening concludes with a free fireworks display.
TUESDAY, JULY 4: The final Independence Day rodeo performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. The day begins early in downtown Mandan with the Mandan Road Race, followed by the Art in the Park festival (also July 3), the Independence Day Parade and much more. The final night of rodeo action features the Tribute to the Six Pack match bronc riding just prior to North Dakota’s largest fireworks display.
A full event schedule is available at www.MandanRodeo.com.
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