Custer County Fair Friday Night Ranch Rodeo

By Herb Ryan

I made it down to the Custer County Fair in Hermosa SD, Friday night just in time for the free meal and the Ranch Rodeo Calcutta and Rodeo. A Calcutta for those not familiar with the rodeo circuit is an auction where team’s of four are bid on by the rodeo audience, if your bid wins a team and that team wins, you get some cash.. Below are images of the Ranch Rodeo action, rancher’s take note description’s, may be somewhat vague and that’s because,well sad to say.. this was my first Ranch Rodeo event. All events were timed.

The Custer County Fair ends Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm.

Saturday

12:00 Noon            Pee Wee Stock Show
Showmanship Round Robin
Commercial Beef Show
Registered Beef Show

1:00 PM                Kinda Corkie – Wine Garden

4:00 – 7:00 PM     American Legion Beers & Ears

7:00 PM                3RD ANNUAL CUSTER COUNTY CLASSIC BULL RIDING

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

8 – 9:00 AM          Plant Swap Check-in

8 – 10:00 AM       Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Crawford Livestock Auction, Hermosa
Roping Club, Great Western Bank, Black Hills Meat Co.,
Nelson’s  Oil Gas

9:30 AM                Custer County Church Service

10:00 AM              Parade Lineup

10 – 11:00 AM      Plant Swap Pick-up

10:30 AM              Parade Judging

11:00 AM              PARADE

12:00 NOON        PLAY DAY ENTRIES CLOSE
Award presentation – Overall Trophies, 777,
Herdsmanship, Sportsmanship

12 – 3:00 pm       2ND ANNUAL CAR SHOW

1:00 PM               Ice Cream Crankoff
PLAY DAY
Horseshoe Tournament

1:30 PM              Black Hills In Motion Cloggers

2:30 pm              Car Show Awards Presentation

2:00 – 4:00 PM     Pick up Entries & Premiums

 

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Team branding tie down at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Just waiting my turn to rope at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Team cow roping at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Team roping does have it’s hazards at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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One cow down and one to go in the team roping event at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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It’s a struggle putting this one down at the Custer County Fair Ranch Rodeo event Friday August 12, 2016. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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