Bulls and Wagon will be action filled
The 2012 Bulls & Wagons event August 10-12 promises to be action packed, with the addition this year of wild horse races on all three days, says co-organizer Jack Nichol.
Sponsored by the Sundre and District Rodeo and Race Association, Bulls & Wagons marks its 8th anniversary this year.
Organizers are expecting 25 to 30 chariots as well as about 40 wagons and 30 bulls.
“And this year we have the kids’ wild pony races coming. They used to be with the rodeo, but now they are going to be part of our event Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” he said.
“There are three youngsters to a team, with six teams total. This is a new event for us and it should be exciting. It’s a very fun thing.”
Sundre was one of the first places to run the races about seven years ago.
“And now they even had it in Calgary in the last two or three years.”
The Saturday street dance, outside the museum, is also returning this year. And of course there will be fireworks and a beer garden again this year.
Organizers have changed the dates for this year’s Bulls & Wagons. Typically held over the August long weekend, this year organizers have moved it back a week to give more families a chance to come out.
“During the long weekend a lot of people go away to the lake and other functions, so we hope this weekend will be relatively clear for people,” he said.
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