Last year was a big celebration, but this year won't be disappointing.

The Hand Hills Rodeo is back for their 101st year and those in attendance are in for a great weekend.

"Lots of rodeo, lots of chuckwagons and chariots too. There's something going on all the time, there's a trade show and we've got two different bands to play, so it's more of the same, but it's different. We try to switch things up to make it fun for everybody," stated event organizer, Layton Rosin.

The event kicks off June 2 and runs until Sunday, June 4.

"We always have slack on Friday and then the kickoff party on Friday night with 5 of Diamonds. Saturday the main event starts with the rodeo at noon (and) we actually start the wild horse race right before that," Rosin outlined.

"On Saturday we have Lisa Dodd and the Dandy Little Orchestra playing in the big tent for the Cabaret. It's a full weekend, there's a ton of stuff to see. You come up for the weekend and there's something happening from 9:00 in the morning until 2:00 or 3:00 the next morning."

Rosin noted that they are still in need of a few more volunteers.

"For the most part, with the guys from the community, we're hoping people are finished seeding and then we always get lots of help. We don't really have a big committee, but we always seem to get quite a bit done. It's always a long haul through the weekend," he noted.

"It's just a good weekend for everybody to have fun and community wise, little bit for our community to show off. It's the same, but a bit different and it's always fun."

For more information, including a full schedule, follow this link.

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