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Rodeo Weather: Warm day slated for 76th annual event

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DRUMMOND - It's shaping up to be a picture perfect day for the 76th Annual Drummond Kiwanis PRCA Rodeo. Here's a breakdown of the day's event with hour-by-hour forecasts.

It's among the oldest continually run rodeos in the Treasure State and it happens every year in the home of the World Famous Bullshippers. While weather has played a role the past few years with some showers and wind, Sunday's go round looks to take place under near perfect conditions.

The shaded grandstands will give attendees plenty of shade, but make sure to use sunscreen for you and your children while attending the event. As kids run around and enjoy the action, they may be exposed to too much sunlight and get a burn.

Also be be sure to keep well hydrated. The snack bar and vendors will have plenty of refreshments on hand to keep your thirst in check.

With all of that in mind, here's a rundown of the day's events and what you can expect from the weather in Drummond, Montana's neck of the woods.

(NOTE - all forecasts provided by Accuweather.com)


Valley Fire District Pancake Breakfast

6 a.m. - VFD Fire Hall (east Front Street)

50 degrees, Sunny, Winds 4 mph SE

It's a great way to get your day started with a stack of 'cakes, some sausage and a cup of coffee or orange juice. The $5 fee goes to benefit the local volunteer fire department and puts you right on Front Street for the parade at noon!


Rodeo Slack

9 a.m. - American Legion Rodeo Arena

65 degrees, Mostly Sunny, Winds 4 mph E

The first go-round of talent for participants who couldn't be in the big show later in the day. It's a great way to whet your appetite for some of the best rode action under the Big Sky!


Drummond Rodeo Parade

Noon - Front Street

78 degrees, Mostly Sunny, Winds 5 mph ENE

In 2018 its actually two parades for the price of one!

A kiddy parade will start the festivities as they honor America with their bikes and wagons. Then the regular parade will follow, heading east to west on Front Street in downtown Drummond. The parade is filled with horses, classic cars and always a few surprises. Get your spot early!


"Quick Finish" Western Art Show & Auction

12:30-2 p.m. - American Legion Rodeo Grounds

78 degrees, Mostly Sunny, Winds 5 mph ENE

The addition of this event gives those with an artistic flair a chance to take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art that is finished right there at event. Those wishing to get to the rodeo arena early can enjoy food and beverages from our gathering of vendors while perusing the pieces and talking with the artists.

The art will be up for auction immediately following the last rodeo event.

Admission to the grounds, which also includes the rodeo, is $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 and children 5-and-under get in free.


76th Annual Drummond Kiwanis PRCA Rodeo

2 p.m. - American Legion Rodeo Arena

83 degrees, Mostly Sunny, Winds 5 mph NNE

It's one of the oldest, continually run rodeos in all of Montana. Each year Drummond draws some of the best talent in the rodeo world for attendees to see up close and personal. That action is coupled with some great family fun in the form of rodeo clown Danger Dave, a fan favorite year after year. It's a day of fast-paced action you do not want to miss!

Admission to the area, which also includes the art show and auction, is $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 and children 5-and-under get in free.


Western Art Auction

4:30 p.m. (Time approximate after rodeo) - American Legion Rodeo Grounds

86 degrees, Mostly Sunny, Winds 6 mph NNE

The art is up for bids, with local auctioneer Casey Weaver doing the honors. Make sure to get your bid in early for the pieces you want!


Valley Fire District Duck Races

NOTE - This event has been postponed until a later date due to unsafe conditions in the Clark Fork River.

The Annual Duck Race will be held later and notices posted around town and on the VFD Facebook Page. Tickets can still be purchased at local merchants and from members of the Valley Fire District.

The winning duck gets $500, second $300 and third $150. All proceeds go to the VFD's general fund.

by Tim Allen, QSPNLive.com