Rough Stock Open, Bull-A-Rama on tap this weekend

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(Photo by JUDD WILSON) The Rough Stock Open and Bull-A-Rama will entertain crowds at the Newport Rodeo Grounds July 14-15. Action begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly for $15 and under.

NEWPORT — The bulls will be back in town this weekend when the Rough Stock Open and Bull-A-Rama come to the Newport Rodeo Grounds July 14-15. The Rough Stock Open begins at 7:30 p.m. July 14 and features 10 bareback, 10 saddle bronc, 10 ranch bronc, and 10 bulls. The event includes an $80 entry fee with payouts to the top three, and an $1000 added purse in each event, plus a belt buckle awarded for each event.

The 20th Anniversary John Swenson Newport Bull-A-Rama kicks off at 7:30 p.m. July 15. The event promises Pro West Rodeo Association sanctioned bullriding, including 32 long go and 8 short go, plus a $3000 added purse. Danger Dave the Rodeo Clown will entertain and energize the crowd both evenings.

Each event offers $12 advance tickets for adults, or $15 at the gate. Kids ages 5-11 $5, and kids four years old and under are free. Tickets available online at newportrodeo.weebly.com. For more information go to newportrodeo.weebly.com, email newportrodeo@gmail.com, or call 360-770-1180.

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