UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
August 28, 2014 -- The 50th annual UW-River Falls Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-14, at the outdoor rodeo arena at the Campus Farm on the corner of Wasson Lane and Cemetery Road. Performance times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. The public is invited.
Ticket prices are $12/adults; $8/children under 12 and UWRF students; children age 4 and under are free. Food will be available for purchase at the concession stand. Tickets purchased prior to the show will be $2 off the listed prices. Pre-show tickets can be purchased in the Agricultural Sciences building Sept. 9-11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and in the University Center Sept. 10-11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Alumni are invited to join in the fun of the 50th anniversary celebration of the rodeo. Alumni can participate in a beanbag tournament on Saturday afternoon followed by a picnic-style dinner on the farm with a brief after-dinner program recognizing past and current supporters of the rodeo.
Alumni and the public may attend a concert by the Tim Sigler Band (a favorite of country music fans in the upper Midwest) following the Saturday evening rodeo. The concert will begin at 9:30 p.m. Cost for the concert is $10; with a rodeo ticket the cost is $5.
The first rodeo at UWRF was held in the spring, May 16-17, 1964, and featured the standard five rodeo events. The Saturday contest was preceded by a dance and parade. For details on the rodeo itself, the history of the rodeo, and to register for any of the alumni events in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration, visit go.uwrf.edu/rodeo. Contact the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Deans Office with questions at 715-425-3535.