Keaton Paul and his sister Adrianna Paul visit with a miniature horse at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Cowboy Carnival held in the Cariboo Memorial Complex at last year’s indoor rodeo. The siblings were on a field trip with Williams Lake Indian Band’s Little Chiefs Daycare. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Keaton Paul and his sister Adrianna Paul visit with a miniature horse at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Cowboy Carnival held in the Cariboo Memorial Complex at last year’s indoor rodeo. The siblings were on a field trip with Williams Lake Indian Band’s Little Chiefs Daycare. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Cowboy Carnival to kick off Indoor Rodeo Friday morning

It all starts at 9 a.m. with a chance for kids to try their hand at becoming a cowboy

The 29th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will kick off this morning with the popular, family-friendly Cowboy Carnival.

It all starts at 9 a.m. with a chance for kids to try their hand at becoming a cowboy or a cowgirl by getting down in the dirt at the arena.

Stations will be set up with various events including stick barrel racing, dummy roping, bucking bull barrels, bean bag toss, colouring, rodeo clown meet and greet and much more.

Kids will also get to interact with Williams Lake Stampede Royalty and take part in other fun activities.

READ MORE: Cowboy Carnival a big hit

The event has been a popular one since it started in 2012, as an hundreds of children have come out each year to play cowboy and cowgirl for a morning.

Doors open at 9 a.m. with the carnival running until 11 a.m sharp, as the arena needs to be prepared for the first rodeo performance Friday night at 6 p.m.

Admission is absolutely free and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

So dust off the tiniest of cowboy hats and polish those little boots and bring the kids down to the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Cowboy Carnival.


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