And.....Again, it's time for the Isanti Firefighter's PRCA Rodeo and Isanti Jubilee Days!
With a couple schedule changes, this year's Rodeo should shape up to be a great show for area fans. Jubilee Days kicks off on Thursday July 5th with a Rodeo "Slack" Performance beginning at 2pm which is for the overflow riders who want to take a shot at the purse money but won't be riding in any of the three performances.
This is followed by a pig and turkey roast out at the Rodeo Grounds. The first performance will then be 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 6 at the Isanti Rodeo Grounds, followed by a Chase Roberts concert and fireworks. This year, they have added a 1:30pm performance on Saturday, July 7th - a "family day" draw, where Viking Coca-Cola will be giving away many great prizes for kids 12 and under. The last show, beginning at 6:30pm on Saturday will be followed by a concert by the Killer Hayseed and another spectacular fireworks display. Also, on Saturday night, K102-FM deejay Chris Carr will be hosting a trivia contest for adults with many prizes to give away. There will be no Sunday afternoon Isanti performance this year (different from the past many years). Many of the town's businesses and sponsors are kicking in by offering specials and fun and games at their locations. This is an event that you shouldn't miss. Bring the family and come enjoy some food, fun, and entertainment.
Here is a quick schedule of events:
Thursday, July 5
2 p.m.-?? Rodeo "Slack" Performance3:00 p.m. Isanti Area Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Pig & Turkey Roast. Prepared by Isanti Custom Meats. Location: Rodeo Grounds. Tickets: Adults $6.00 advanced, $6.50 at gate.; Children: (Under 12) $2.50 advanced, $3.00 at the gate. Live music by: Angie Senger, 3-5 p.m.
4-7 p.m. Game World Inflatable Games on Main StreetPreceding Parade Fly Over by T-6 Thunder - Sponsored by Strike Funeral Homes
6:30 p.m. Isanti Rodeo/Jubilee Days Parade - Grand Marshal: Isanti VFW Post 2735
5:30 until Parade Live Music by Angie Senger - 30 W. Main
5-10 p.m. Pie & Ice Cream at Faith Lutheran Church
Friday, July 611 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Picnic sponsored by Community Pride Bank - Food, Music & Fun - 905 6th Ave. Ct. NE, Isanti - Across from Isanti County Equipment 6:30 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance
Followed by a dance at the rodeo grounds featuring:"Chase Roberts Band"
Dusk Fireworks Display at Rodeo Grounds Sponsored by: Isanti Lions, Isanti Fire Department Rodeo Association & East Central Sanitation - Special thanks to John Wojack for organizing this event.
Saturday, July 7
7:30 a.m. Registration for Fitness Run/Walk - 30 W. Main Street8:00 a.m. 5 mile & 2 mile Fitness Run/Walk -30 W. Main Street, - sponsored by Isanti Co. Active Living
9:00 a.m. Isanti V.F.W. Horseshoe Tourney - Backyard
9:00 a.m. Sign up for Turtle Race - Community Center10:00 a.m. Turtle Race - Sponsored by Isanti Lions - No Blandings Turtles allowed to race. - Community Center
10:00 a.m. Isanti Lions Corn Feed - Community Center10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dunk Tank - Featuring Community Leaders - Your chance to soak your "favorite official" & raise money for the Isanti Ambassador Program
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bingo - Community Center - Sponsored by Landmark Community Bank10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pie Social - Faith Lutheran - Sponsored by Faith Lutheran
Kids Activities - Heritage Corral
Main Street10 a.m.-3 p.m. Game World Inflatable Games 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE Kiddie Games (Prizes) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE Al the Cartoonist
10:15 a.m. Kiddie Parade Registration & Judging - Isanti VFW - Adult must register all children. No motorized vehicles. No large animals10:15 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE Pony Rides
10:30 a.m. "Zoo to You" Live Animal Presentation featuring Bugs, Reptiles & Mammals11:00 a.m. Kiddie Parade - Isanti VFW. Awards given to best entries. - Sponsored by Isanti V.F.W. Auxiliary. 11-3:00 p.m. Wellness Screening - Community Center - FREE health screening. - Sponsored by Isanti Lions.
11:15 a.m. Royal Box Lunch Auction - Main & 1st Avenue - 2006 Isanti Ambassadors & 2007 Ambassador Candidates with Col. Lyle Bostrom, Auctioneer.
12:30 p.m. Line-up for Outhouse Races - Main & 1st Avenue
1:00 p.m. PRCA Afternoon Rodeo Performance
1:00 p.m. Isanti V.F.W. Classic Horseshoe Tourney
2:00 p.m. 18th Annual Outhouse Races - Main St. & 1st Ave.
6:30 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance - Followed by dance featuring: "Killer Hayseeds"
Dusk Fireworks Display at Rodeo Grounds - Sponsored by: Isanti Lions, Isanti Fire Department Rodeo Association, & East Central Sanitation.
It's Rodeo Time! Hope to see many people there!
Information courtesy of Angie Gerhardson, Personal Mortgage Consultant for Homestead Mortgage Corp.