With the Paris Round Up Club Rodeo coming to town, so do a lot of opportunities for family and friends to share.

The rodeo is taking place Friday and Saturday night at the rodeo arena located in Veterans Park.

Last year, near capacity crowds gathered each night to watch the best rodeo talent in the area compete for the cash prize, which this year has $4,000 of added money. Each night, the Old Fort Dandies will perform, along with the grand entry, mutton busting, and children’s calf scramble.

Most think of the barrel racing or bull riding, and of course those amazing Old Fort Dandies, but there is truly something for everyone. With the later evening start times, temperatures will be much better, and who would want to miss the mutton bustin or the calf scramble.

The mutton bustin goes for kids up to 60 pounds, and boys and girls alike put on the gear and stop on the fuzziest sheep a contractor can find in hopes of scoring that amazing 8-second ride. In the calf scramble, kids chase calves around the arena floor trying to get one of the lucky ribbons off of their tale. Not near as easy as it sounds!

So, mixed around the snorting bulls and the bucking broncs, you can grab some food from the concession stand and watch the next generation of country kids line up to take their turn nightly.

For those looking to compete, books opened Monday, from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., and can be done by calling 918-971-2048. The Paris Round Up Club Rodeo is sanctioned by the ACRA and CRRA.

This is a great family event, starting at 8 p.m. nightly and priced so everyone can attend. Tickets are only $5 and kids five and under are free.