Wave your red, white and pink at the Burnet County Rodeo

'Are You Tough Enough to Wear Pink?' The Burnet County Rodeo on June 14-15 is raising money for breast cancer awareness. The event is 7:30 p.m. both nights at the Burnet County Fair and Rodeo Grounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive in Burnet. File photo

The Burnet County Rodeo takes a stand against breast cancer this weekend as it stages its annual big bull-stomping, bronc-bucking event. The action begins at 7:30 p.m. June 14-15 at the Burnet County Fair Rodeo Grounds.Following the competition, you can stick around for live music by Somewhere in Texas on June 14 and Jake Hooker and the Outsiders on June 15. Concert admission is covered in the rodeo price, which is $10 for adults, $5 for youth 6-10 and free for children 5 and under.

On June 15, stop by the KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune tent where Damon Beierle of the Saturday Night Tailgate show will be broadcasting live 6-8 p.m.

For Saturday’s performance, be sure to wear pink. For several years, the Burnet County Rodeo has helped raise breast cancer awareness through the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” promotion. Part of the proceeds from the rodeo will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Friday is Patriot Night, so don’t forget to wear your red, white and blue. Military members enjoy half-off admission on Friday. A portion of the proceeds from Patriot Night goes to local charities.

Main performances feature all the classic rodeo events such as bull riding, bareback riding, bull dogging, barrel racing and calf roping. Kids will get a chance kick up a little dirt in the arena, too. The Burnet County Rodeo includes the kids calf scramble, mutton bustin’ and a shoe scramble.

More rodeos this summer

Here’s a list of the other summer action you won’t want to miss!

MARBLE FALLS
July 19-20
The Marble Falls Rodeo Association’s annual Open Rodeo takes place at the Charley Taylor Rodeo Arena on U.S. 281 about five miles south of Lake Marble Falls, between 281 and Texas 71. For more, visit www.marblefallsrodeo.org or call (512) 755-5773.

JOHNSON CITY
Aug. 15-17
Blanco County Fair and Rodeo at the Blanco County Fairgrounds along U.S. 281, just south of the Pedernales River. It’s more than a rodeo, it’s a celebration of the state’s rural heritage. The three-day event includes a livestock show and a carnival along with its rodeo. And this year, the rodeo and fair are celebrating 83 years of fun and entertainment. For more, call the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce at (830) 868-7684 or visit www.bcfra.org.