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Wayne Herman bareback riding at Roughrider Days
Wayne Herman - Bareback Riding at Roughrider Days. Photo: Robert Ridley

Roughrider Days

Held in Dickinson around the Fourth of July holiday since 1971, this festival has a PRCA rodeo as its focal point. Other favorites are a demolition derby and tractor pull. A parade, outdoor concerts, fireworks, mounted cowboy shooting demonstrations, stock car racing, a circus, and street dances provide a diversity of entertainment. Competitions and games include bingo, horseshoes, volleyball, a bench press contest , and the Battle of Youth Bands. A barbecue feed and a pancake and sausage breakfast are opportunities to refuel for more fun-filled activities.

Originally submitted by: Earl Pomeroy, Representative (At Large).

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