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Sisters gets ready to rodeo

Sisters is ready for a week of rodeo action - but not all of it is in the Sisters Rodeo arena.

The whole town evokes the western spirit this week, with a parade that is as big an attraction for some folks as the main event, and live music to put boot heels on dance floors at local watering holes. There are also some opportunities for celebrity meet-and-greet events.

The week's action kicks off Wednesday evening, June 5, with Xtreme Bulls, pitting the rankest stock in the West against elite bull riders. The main event runs June 7-9 with performances on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. For information visit

Rodeo Parade

The Sisters Rodeo Parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, along Cascade Avenue/Highway 20. The annual parade is a destination event for many folks in Sisters, who delight in seeing rodeo queens from across the region, and equestrian entries from the Crook County Sheriff's Posse to the Rim Rock Riders. The parade will feature the Sisters High School volleyball state champion Outlaws, the Sisters High School Band, and other youth entries. Skybound Blue will play music representing SFF Presents and the Big Ponderoo Festival, and agencies from the U.S. Forest Service to Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District will parade their rigs.

Sisters Rodeo Shuttle Buses

The Sisters Rodeo will be providing free shuttle bus service from two locations in Sisters: Sisters High School and Sisters Elementary School, both of which offer ample parking space. Service begins two hours before each performance on Wednesday (June 5) and Friday-Sunday (June 7-9) and ends two hours after each performance. Buses leave every 15 minutes.

Meet & Greet

Rodeo fans can join longtime Rodeo announcer Wayne Brooks, Queen Destiny Wecks, and Sisters' favorite clown, JJ Harrison, for a meet and greet on the Lodge event lawn at Black Butte Ranch on Thursday, June 6, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Ski Inn will host an Xtreme Broncs Athlete Autograph Party on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m.

Live Music

Local favorites, Dry Canyon Stampede will play at Sisters Saloon on Wednesday evening, June 5, after the Xtreme Bulls session.

Sleepless Truckers will bring their fiery Outlaw Country to Hardtails Bar & Grill June 6-8. Sleepless Truckers combine the grit of Americana, the swagger of Southern Rock, and the raw power of Red Dirt, while putting their own stamp on the classics like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, and David Allan Coe. Locals night on Thursday starts at 8 p.m. and runs till midnight. The weekend start is at 9:30 p.m., or when the rodeo lets out, and runs to 1 a.m. Hardtails offers a beer garden, an outside cash-only bar, with a full bar inside.

The popular country-blues-rock outfit The Joe Slick Band returns to Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill June 7-9, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Buckaroo Breakfast

Sisters Kiwanis hosts their traditional fundraising Buckaroo Breakfast at the rodeo grounds from 7 to 11 a.m., Sunday June 9. All proceeds go to the Sisters Kiwanis Club for their community outreach programs.


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