Gettin’ Western at the 4th of July Rodeo, Lincoln, Montana

The 4th of July means rodeo in Montana, and the Lincoln Rodeo hasn’t changed in the 20 years we’ve been going – it’s a perfect little slice of small-town America.   The arena is small, with just six bucking chutes, and the spectators sit on the hillside looking across the Blackfoot River Valley at the mountains.  The rodeo club sponsors the concession stand (where, according to the announcer, you “need to get you over and get one of them hamburgers – the best in west!”), and the parade on the morning of the rodeo shuts down Highway 200 for an hour and a half.    It’s one of the few rodeos I’ve been to that includes barrel racing for kids under eight, and a good amount of time is set aside for a chicken race, a greased pig race, and a boot race for the kids.  For me, it means that summer is really here.

 

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Hello. I'm Cindy, and I love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors - particularly the western U.S.
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13 Responses to Gettin’ Western at the 4th of July Rodeo, Lincoln, Montana

  1. avian101 says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun for all ages! Happy holidays folks! 🙂

  2. Wonderful photos. Sounds like a great way to kick off your summer!

  3. montucky says:

    I’m glad there are still some around like that! Over here we seem to have lots the real spirit of rodeo.

  4. snowbirdpress says:

    Thanks for a great 4th of July post to share with my friends…

  5. Scott says:

    Rodeos are so fun. I used to look forward to one in Window Rock, AZ when I was out there.

  6. ldsiebs says:

    Wow, your photos are fantastic! Looks like the perfect way to spend 4th of July. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. brickthomas says:

    Great post and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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