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Calveras County Fair and Frog Jubilee 2019

The Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jubilee is coming on May 16th-19th in Angels Camp, California. Their attendance is approximately. 35,000 to 40,000. The Theme is "Be a Kid Again!". They have all kinds of events including of course the International  Frog Jumping Contest in which contestants can bring their own frog or use one of the local provided bullfrogs - and classic fair food, carnival rides, live music, goofy competitions, livestock, rodeo, with  opportunities to sample award winning local wines and agriculture.Be sure to check out - Checkout the Frog Hop of Fame from past Frog Jump winners in historic downtown Angels Camp.This is a interview with Laurie Giannini, CEO Fair Manager about some of the history of the fair and fairgrounds, and rodeo. She also talks about what is new and exciting this year at the fair and what specifically they have for children to do that is fun. ********************************************************************

By |2019-05-08T01:31:51+00:00May 8th, 2019|Angels Camp, Frogs, Podcast, Rodeo|0 Comments

Oklahoma Tulsa State Fair 2018

The Oklahoma Tulsa State Fair runs from September 27 thru October 7th this year. They have a new concert stage - The Oklahoma Stage. The concert series is included in the price of admission. When is Senior Citizen Day? Seniors, age 62 and over, receive FREE Gate Admission until 2pm, Tuesday, October 2, as part of the Alltech's Family Fest promotion. However, every day senior citizens (62+) receive a discounted Gate Admission of $6 per person; proper identification required at time of purchase. When are the Oklahoma State Picking & Fiddling Championships? Saturday, September 29, 11am – 9pm: Fiddle Sunday, September 30, 11am – 7:30pm: Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar & String Band Location: Muscogee (Creek) Nation Stage When is the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show? The Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show is Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30. It is located it the River Spirit Expo Lower Level, from 10am – 10pm, on Saturday, and 10am – 6pm, on Sunday. Pre-Fair Podcast - with Sarah Thompson - about what is going on this year 2018, at the Tulsa State fair. **************************** Tulsa State Fair promo 2017

By |2019-03-13T22:51:33+00:00September 26th, 2018|Fair Food, Podcast, Rodeo, State Fair, Tulsa|0 Comments

Bull Riders, A Tribute to Bull Riders Everywhere

This was posted April 14th on YouTube and I could really, not resist passing it on. Its way way cool. Bull Riders do not often get enough attention. Do they? This is Doug Welborn's new rodeo song. The following statement appeared on YouTube with the video. "Published on Apr 14, 2013 Bull Rider, by Doug Welborn, a tribute to bull riders everywhere. New rodeo song featuring original bullrider footage from the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. With a tribute to Lane Frost and a scene from Bud's Bar in Sedalia Colorado."

By |2019-05-24T00:56:18+00:00April 21st, 2013|Bull Rider, Rodeo|1 Comment

JJ Harrison, Rodeo Clown

JJ at one of his "better" moments. I had the privilege of interviewing rodeo clown JJ Harrison this year at the Denver National PRCA Rodeo in January. JJ has a lot of energy. He came to being a clown from being a school teacher - a thing which also requires a lot of energy. He basically is just a funny unrehearsed guy who loves to kid around. He is also a pilot. JJ does try to stick close to home however because of the gas prices and his four year old son. This is a great interview and in it JJ also gives some advice for youngsters who might want to follow in his footsteps.  

By |2019-03-23T22:53:16+00:00March 27th, 2013|Colorado, Denver, JJ Harrisson, Podcast, Podcast, Rodeo Clown|2 Comments

Stephanie Quayle-Country Musician

Well, according to her website she "ain't no housewife". Stephanie is anything but that. She is from Bozeman Montana and about 29 and living in Los Angeles making country music as she drives down the interstate. Stephanie writes her own music and didn't even know that most country musicians didn't. She is very upbeat. AND, guys she is single. Stephanie will be performing at the College National Finals Rodeo this weekend and debuting  my song I wrote, "Rodeo Life". This is becoming the Rodeo Anthem of 2010/2011 and I will be going rodeo to rodeo with the song and taking it to the National Finals Rodeo in December. Visit her at her Website More about Stephanie Sophia by Stephanie Quayle - CountryMusicForums.net - Los Angeles based Country Recording Artist, Stephanie Quayle boldly declares in her song Alley of Desires that she's "living the dream," but she didn't get there by resting on her laurels or coasting by on her good looks, ... Home for HATCH » HATCHfest - Stephanie Quayle performed last night at Double T Ranch. Stephanie Quayle. Age 15: Stephanie Quayle buys her first guitar, a black cutaway, in a pawn shop on Main Street in Bozeman. Age 17: Quayle, while studying in Switzerland, ...

By |2016-10-23T11:34:45+00:00June 10th, 2010|Country Music, Music, Rodeo, Singer|1 Comment

What is Barrel Horse Racing

Originally a sport created by rodeos for their wives and girlfriends, barrel horse racing has now become a sport event where everybody can join. Barrel horse racing has been around for many years now. This is basically a game event that aims to display speed. The race is pretty simple to watch. It is played on an arena with three barrels arranged in an isosceles triangle pattern on which the intention of the racer is to gain the fastest speed by circling the three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern. While there may be standards as to the distance of each barrel, governing bodies normally have various preferences on how far each barrel should be set from one another. The general distance is 90 feet from each barrel. However, some may use 60 feet up to 100 plus feet. The setting applies to all competitors. The game begins once the racer enters the arena towards the first barrel. On this, the rider must enter at a slight angle since its much easier for the racer if he would not come straight on to it. A complete turn must be accomplished on the first barrel before moving to the second one. A second turn, but this time an opposite one, will be made on the second barrel. And again, the rider will have to race towards the third barrel. The third barrel then will be circled around in the same direction as the second one. After a complete loop, the rider will have to accelerate back to the starting line, which is also considered as the finish line. Like many other horse racing events, horse barrel racing has its common problems too. We will help you distinguish some of the most common problems and would try to suggest a couple of things to find a solution on it. Please read on. The first barrel is usually termed to as the “money barrel”. This makes the most difficult turn since the horse has to approach it at full speed. Remember that the main aim of this game is to take it as fast as you can. This is also the most tricky barrel because if you knock it off, you are sure to be out of the game in no time and if you passed over it, you will have the chance to take some money with you. The problem though comes with the horse that normally passes over this barrel due to lack of rate. Because the horse is [...]

By |2016-10-23T11:34:45+00:00June 6th, 2010|Barrel Racing, Horse, Horse Riding, Rodeo|0 Comments

Team Roper – Header, Jay Nellesen

Team Rope header Jay Nellesen out of Savannah, Mo. He has bee at it for a lot of years, since he was a child. Jay took a roping class when in 8th grade. He plans on team roping for the rest of his life. Its sort of an addiction. If you want to be a good team roper Jay, says to find a really good professional and follow him around for about five years. If you want to make good money it takes that long to learn. Team ropers have to have good and powerful horses and Jay - who is a large guy has one. He says winning depends a lot on the horse More on Jay Nellesen Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association Finals Highlight MO State Fair ... - Jay Nellesen. 4th. Jeremy Hemmann. 3rd. Troy Gorrell. Reserve Champion. Bryan Reiter. Champion. Troy Kitchener. TEAM ROPING HEELER. 5th. Chad Mathes. 4th. JR Henderson. 3rd. Brad Abernathy. Reserve Champion. Todd Reece. Champion ...

By |2016-10-23T11:34:45+00:00June 4th, 2010|Horse, Horse Riding, Horses, Rodeo, Team Roper|1 Comment