The “Grand Entry” of a mounted rodeo queen carrying the U.S. flag kicked off a two-day Summer Celebration and Rodeo Friday evening in Larned.
Here are some photos from Great Bend Tribune contributor Janet Fleske.
Kraft Rodeo Company of Abbyville brought popular rodeo events to the fairgrounds for the event sponsored by the Santa Fe Trail Rodeo Association and the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce. There was bareback riding, bull riding, barrel racing and other competitions, along with mutton busting and mini bronc riding for kids. Cowpokes could try the mechanical bull.
It continues Saturday night with a dance/concert featuring the local band Crazy Horse 2.0
Food trucks open at 6 p.m. and the beer garden opens at 7. The rodeo is from 8-10 p.m. and the dance after the rodeo will continue until midnight. Mechanical bull riding is also available starting at 6 p.m.
Gate admission is by freewill donation.