Its a community thing, she says. Im doing it for the community.
The rodeo, coupled with this weekends 71st Annual Music and Blossom Festival in Cañon City, is all about small-town community and tradition. Like a harvest celebration, but timed to acknowledge the start of the growing season, Blossom Days is a gathering of music and food. Vendors sell festival fare like corn dogs, snowcones and caramel apples, and high school and middle school bands from around the country come to perform and march alongside elaborately decorated floats in the parade.
Tonight and tomorrow night, you can head to the Cañon City Fairgrounds at 5 p.m. to taste Berners barbecue before heading into the rodeo pre-show at 6:30. The rodeo, which starts at 7, features everything from bareback bronc riding and steer wrestling to barrel racing and bull riding. The parade is Saturday at 1 p.m. Call Kim Biecker at 719-269-1085 or go to www.ccblossomfestival.com for more information.
Fri., May 1; Sat., May 2, 2009