What is a Rodeo you ask? Well, it’s a competition where people ride horses and bulls to show off their cowboy skills! It’s a great opportunity to see the life of a cowboy! The Rodeo is held in Cloverdale, which is a bit far from Vancouver, but it’s totally worth it! This kind of event only happens once a year!
Events at the Rodeo include: Bareback riding, bull riding and barrel racing. Bareback riding is where people ride horses without saddles. They have to show how well they can ride a horse without a saddle. Bull riding is where a bull(male cow) tries to throw off contestants and they must stay on for as long as they can. Barrel racing is where a person must guide their horse around barrels as fast as they can. The fastest person wins! These competitions will remind you of wild west movies!
Even if you can’t go see the Rodeo events you can still have fun! There is a Fair where you can eat greasy food from food carts, ride things like the ferris wheel, and win prizes by playing games! It’s like a small amusement park set up for one weekend! There will also be events like free concerts, a Lumberjack show, pig races, and a fine art show! There’s also lots of vendors so you can buy cool things.
To get there, take the skytrain to Surrey Central. The 320 bus will take you to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds at 64Ave and 176st in Surrey. There will be special busses running all weekend to make it easy to get there!
Go have fun!