Bulls and barrels return on
Plans for the second annual PGG Independence Day Bulls and Barrels Extravaganza
is are in full swing and this year promises even more fun than the inaugural
2012 celebration. Admission to all events is free, except for the two nights of
heart-stopping PBR action.
Still in its
infancy, the PGG Independence Day Bulls and Barrels Extravaganza was such a
success last year, that it looks to become another long-running tradition. Round-Up
and Happy Canyon directors began planning for the second year shortly after the
first celebration ended.
Canyon and the Round-Up are proud to again offer these events to the people of
Eastern Oregon and Washington to help celebrate our nation's birthday,"
Happy Canyon Director Harper Jones said.
PGG was the
title sponsor for the event last year, and Public Relations Manager Chelle Hall
says the company was happy to return in supporting the Independence Day
Grain Growers is honored to partner with the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy
Canyon in sponsoring the second annual PGG Independence Day PBR," Hall
said. "This year promises to be a
delightful diversion packed full of family fun with two nights of PGG's finest
bunch of mutton busters to the fearless cowboys coming head-to-head with the
grittiest of bulls."
Mountain Elk Foundation circuit of PBR on July 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. is sure to be
a sell out as it was last year. In the intimate confines of the Happy Canyon
Arena, some of the world's best bull riders will mount up on some of the
world's nastiest bulls. With laser lights, driving music and thrills, chills
and spills, this bull-riding event is a chance for locals to enjoy a taste of
the PBR Classic held during Round-Up week a few months early. Also, on the
Fourth of July, when the bull riding is done, an amazing display of fireworks
will light the night sky.
tickets go on sale Friday (March 15) at the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon
office on Southwest Court Avenue as well as online at
http://pendletonroundup.ticketforce.com. To order tickets by telephone, call
the Round-Up office at 800-457-6336.
Grounds will be showcasing the longest barrel racing course in the barrel-racing
world to test the stamina of the cowgirls and their horses in this exciting
event. Time Onlys (barrel lingo for practice runs) will be on July 3. The ladies
will mount up for the actual race on the morning of July 4. The times and exact
number of barrel racers will be announced closer to July 4.
All the trimmings!
all-American traditional Fourth of July fun isn't just about bulls and barrels.
The Let 'er Buck Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting a parade
featuring floats, various youth groups and marching bands. The third annual
July Fourth Fun Run will give everyone a chance to exercise their freedom to
run (or walk). Family activities will be going on all day in Roy Raley Park,
next to the Round-Up Grounds. There will also be vendors, live entertainment,
and the chance to view the PBR action on the big screen for those who aren't
able to get tickets.
about the various events will be announced closer to July Fourth.