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By Jim Cornelius
News Editor 

Rodeo celebrates return with kick-off party


Last updated 3/29/2022 at Noon

After a two-year layoff, Sisters Rodeo is saddling up for it traditional June run. But already it’s spurring out into the community arena — with a kickoff party set for Saturday, April 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Sisters Saloon’s outdoor patio.

Dry Canyon Stampede will provide live music, and Sisters Rodeo Queen Mary Olney will be on hand signing autographs,

as will this year’s Rodeo bullfighters.The Rodeo Kick-off Party is a first for the organization.

“We’re just excited to kick things off and have a great rodeo this year,” said event organizer Amarita Anstett.

The Sisters Rodeo Association recognizes that two years without a Sisters Rodeo due to COVID-19 restrictions was a blow to the economy and the spirits of the community. The kick-off was conceived as a way for the whole community to climb back on the horse after COVID bucked us off.

“We just wanted to do something that was back in the community,” Anstett said. “This is for the town.”

The event is family friendly. Merchandise, including the 2022 poster, will be available for sale. The first 150 attendees will get a free drink ticket. Light food will be available, and Sisters Saloon and Ranch Grill will be open.

There is no cover charge, as the event is a gift to the community.As Anstett put it: “Lets just have a good, old-fashioned party.”

Sisters Rodeo runs June 8 through 12. For more information visit

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Jim Cornelius, Editor in Chief

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Jim Cornelius is editor in chief of The Nugget and author of “Warriors of the Wildlands: True Tales of the Frontier Partisans.” A history buff, he explores frontier history across three centuries and several continents on his podcast, The Frontier Partisans. For more information visit


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