Written by John Plestina
There will be no shortage of things to do this weekend with Frontier Days in Culbertson, Wild West Days in Poplar and the Red Bottom Celebration in Frazer.
Rodeos are planned at the events in Culbertson and Poplar.
The 52nd annual Frontier Days rodeo will be this Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, in the Culbertson Saddle Club Arena.
Performances are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday and 7 p.m., Saturday.
The estimated purse is $18,000.
Slack will be at 9 a.m., Saturday and the parade will follow at noon.
The Culbertson Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a meal Saturday, June 21 after the Frontier Days parade.
Shredded pork sandwiches, chips, and water will be served by the Culbertson Women’s Club at the High School parking lot for $5. All proceeds will go towards the funding of the new Splash Pad at the swimming pool.
Wild West Days
Poplar’s annual four-day Wild West Days celebration kicks off Thursday, June 19, at 11 a.m.
The rodeo begins at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22.
Friday, June 20, events include: kids parade at 10 a.m., kids day races, kids carnival games, duck pond, bike rodeo, dunk tank, children’s crafts, petting zoo, face painting, bounce house, magician, horseshoe tournament, magic show and pig mud wrestling at 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 21 events include: rummage sale, street vendors, community pie social, arm wrestling tournament at 6 p.m., and the Class of 2004 reunion and dance.
Sunday June 22 events include: Cowboy Church service at 9 a.m., and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” parade at 11 a.m.
Red Bottom Celebration
With more than 100 years of celebrating native culture and traditions through dancing, food, crafts and fellowship, the annual Red Bottom Celebration in Frazer is the oldest pow wow on the Fort Peck Reservation.
The four-day event opens with a feed at 5 p.m., Thursday, June 19, followed by a youth pow-wow beginning about 7 p.m. Festivities begin at 7 p.m., Friday, June 20. The hours for Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, will be 1-7 p.m. Each day will open with a grand entry. Intertribal contests will be held.
The Red Bottom Celebration will be held along U.S. Hwy. 2, east of Frazer, beside the highway.
The public is welcome.