Red Desert Roundup Rodeo

A contestant from last year's Red Desert Roundup Rodeo makes a good ride in the bareback division.

ROCK SPRINGS — It’s that time of year again when the Sweetwater County Fair rolls into Rock Springs. Before that though, the 2018 Red Desert Roundup Rodeo will take place this weekend at the Sweetwater Events Complex.

The first performance will start Thursday night, which will also be “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night. This provides the public with the opportunity to show support for those fighting breast cancer.

Friday night’s performance will be the Wrangler Patriot Night, where everyone is encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

There will be Mutton Bustin’ and a calf scramble for the kids every night. On Friday night there will be a calf scramble for teens and Saturday will feature an adult cash scramble.

Each night the gates will open at 6 p.m., followed by the kids performance and the preshow at 7. The main events will kick off at 8 p.m.

Red Desert Roundup Rodeo Parade will be Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. in downtown Rock Springs. 

The Parade Route will begin at B and Broadway; heading East on Broadway; under the under pass; continuing on M Street; left on Pilot Butte to K Street; K Street to North Front; right on North Front to Elk, left on Grant and over the overpass. The Judge's stand will be located on Grant Street in front of the World War II Memorial Traffic Island.

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