Ranch Rodeo will provide some fun during what-was-to-be fair week
Chase County Fair as we know it is not happening this year.
This is the week it was scheduled, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, fair addicts will have to wait until 2021.
Though not sponsored by the fair board, there are several events happening this week.
Besides the 4-H/FFA contests organized by the 4-H Council and Extension Service, this Friday will also offer a free event for those enjoying rodeos.
The Flying S Ranch Rodeo will be an evening of fun, according to volunteers putting the event together.
The maximum of 20 four-person teams has been reached for the ranch rodeo that tests horse and steer-handling skills.
Events will start at the Chase County fairgrounds arena at 5 p.m. Friday with a Salute to Veterans.
The calcutta will get underway around 5:15 p.m., with ranch rodeo events to follow.
Competition will be based on time in two rounds.
The first round will include three events—doctoring a steer, penning a steer and mugging a steer.
After that round is over, a kids’ event is scheduled for youths age 8 to 13.
The second round will follow, and will involve loading steers into a double trailer. One steer is roped and moved into the trailer and the gate shut. A second steer is then roped and moved into the trailer with the back gate then shut.
Organizers said seating will be available in the grandstand and concrete area below it. People sitting in the concrete section should bring their own chairs.