By Heather Cameron
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Vauxhall’s first annual Cowboy Days Western Festival will take place on August 5-6 at the Vauxhall Rodeo Grounds.
“It’s been a while since the community of Vauxhall has come together to hold a western event of this scale,” Rugged Rodeo Inc., the organization who is bringing this event to Vauxhall, stated on their Facebook page about the festival. “This community has a long and storied western heritage, and we think it’s time we embrace that history.”
The Vauxhall Chamber of Commerce says that there will be many rodeo events, including the first Big Loop Horse Roping in Canada, at 2:00 p.m. on August 5, followed by Bulls and Broncs at 7:00 p.m. On August 6, the chamber says, there will be a kids rodeo beginning at 1:00 p.m. with entry opening at 10 a.m. at the rodeo office.
In addition to the events, there will be food trucks, beer gardens and free camping will be offered with admission.
“The Vauxhall Ag Society and Rugged Rodeo Inc. have worked together to bring this event to the community,” the Vauxhall Chamber of Commerce said. “The community is very excited and has been very willing to volunteer their time.”