Let me just get this out there: I have mixed feelings about rodeos. On the other hand, a little time outside one’s element can be a good thing. So let’s just say, I’m not highly encouraging you take your little cow-people to the Hamel Rodeo, I’m just telling you about it.
Saturday is Family Day there and there will be a $7-ticket-price family matinee rodeo (with cowboy monkeys!) and free pony rides for the kids, 11:30 am to 1 pm. And this is the part that made me giggle: Kids 10 and under can participate in stick horse races and a calf scramble. I hear the Hamel Rodeo is the largest rodeo in Minnesota. I also hear the Belland and Medina police department will be there on Family Day to promote Safety Day. Kids can get fingerprinted, see fire trucks and police cars, and meet police dogs.
So go if you want to. Or don’t. I’ll still love you.
Hamel Rodeo Family Day
Saturday, July 7, 2012
11:30 am – 1 pm Free pony rides!
1 pm Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin’ Bonanza Matinee ($7)
Corcoran Lions Park
19101 County Road 10
Corcoran, MN 55340