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Parker Ranch hosting weekend rodeo

Two days of rodeo action are on tap at Parker Ranch. (Photo courtesy of Parker Ranch)

Two days of rodeo action are on tap at Parker Ranch. (Photo courtesy of Parker Ranch)

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The 35th Annual Parker Ranch Round-Up Club Rodeo will lasso in two days of rodeo events Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea.

The action-packed weekend is an annual fundraiser to provide scholarships for school-age children of Parker Ranch employees. This year, the event also celebrates Hawaii’s 50th anniversary of statehood.

Family-style fun begins at noon Saturday with rodeo events that may include everything from open and dally team roping and double mugging, and po’o wai u, to saddle bronc, bull riding, junior bull riding, wahine barrel racing, wahine steer un-decorating, and more. 

Always fun and exciting to watch is the makule team roping competition. One team member must be over 40, one over 50. The crowd is always on its feet for the the keiki barrel racing for participants 12 & under, and mutton busting, or keiki sheep riding.

The Round Up Club, in partnership with Parker Ranch will be hosting an auction for saddle horses and 2-year old quarter horses.  Come at 10 a.m. to participate in the auction and purchase a Parker Ranch horse.  

For non-riders, come and watch and enjoy the fast pace of a Ranch horse auction.

Sunday’s rodeo action begins again at noon with more excitement throughout the afternoon. Food and refreshments will be available both days with on-going events lasting until 4 p.m.

Tickets are $5 per person in advance from the Parker Ranch Store at the Parker Ranch Center, Waimea or $6 at the gate on rodeo days. Children 10 and under are free. 

For more information, call 808-885-5669.

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