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Bentley Fair and Rodeo back for another year

The Bentley & District Ag Society is gearing up for four full days of fun, including a two-day rodeo event.

“We’re pretty excited about getting back to having our fair and rodeo and seeing people come out and enjoy everything we’ve been missing for the last few years,” said Jody-Lynn Dojahn, president of the Bentley & District Ag Society.

The fair and rodeo are running from Thursday Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 7, with events happening each day.

There will be a pancake breakfast happening Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the museum will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and the Bench Show, featuring unique arts and crafts, will take place on Thursday and Friday. The parade will start at 1 p.m. on Thursday and the junior rodeo will start at 3 p.m. at the arena.

This is the second year for the junior rodeo and it’ll be bigger and better than before, with sheep riding, barrel racing, donkey races, goat tying, wild pony races and much more.

The rodeo starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the arena and this will be its 54th year.

Saturday Aug. 6, will be a fun-filled day for people of all ages – there will be a petting zoo at the Bentley library, the fire department is hosting a barbeque, a kids’ fun zone will be set up at the Blindman Valley Ag Centre, the Bentley Farmers’ Market is going on and the Kroozin’ West Show & Shine begins at 9 a.m. on Railroad Avenue.

After the rodeo adults are invited to stay in the arena for the Dancing In The Dirt After Party which is replacing the usual cabaret. Fireworks will be taking place on Railroad Avenue at 10:15 p.m.

On Sunday, the festivities wrap up with a potluck lunch at the Community Church.