The popular family-friendly Cowboy Carnival kicks off the 24th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo this Friday at 9 a.m. in the Cariboo Memorial Complex.
This free event is a chance for kids aged 10 and under to try their hand at becoming a cowboy or a cowgirl.
Stations will be set up with various events including dummy roping, stick horse barrel racing, riding a bucking barrel or meeting a real-life pony and the rodeo clown.
The carnival wraps up sharp at 11 a.m. as the arena needs to be prepared for the first rodeo performance Friday night at 6 p.m.
Maureen Saunders School of Dance will be opening the Friday evening show with their famous Can Can dance along with the Williams Lake Stampede Royalty and the West Coast Thunder Drill Team.
Saturday and Sunday the rodeos open at 1 p.m. with performances by the Sassy Six Gun and Porcupine mounted shooting team, the West Coast Thunder Drill team, and the Williams Lake Stampede Royalty.
The Friday night barn dance features Rockin’ Chair. The Saturday night barn dance features Lee Dinwoodie.
Throughout the rodeo events get ready to laugh with the antics of rodeo clown and barrel man Dennis Halstead and follow the action with Canadian pro-rodeo announcer of the year Brett Gardiner.
Rodeo and barn dance tickets along with rodeo merchandise is all available in the Indoor Rodeo office in the upper level of Boitanio Mall.