Saturday, June 9, 2012

Kamiah Roundup Rodeo and Parade

The rodeo is something uniquely American. It harks back to an era in which cowboy was a legitimate career option and one needed a certain set of skills (on horseback!) with which to complete the job.

The days of rounding up cattle on horseback are mostly gone, but the legacy lives on all over the nation. In Kamiah, Idaho, they have put a fun twist on the rodeo weekend by adding the Spurs and Spokes Parade on Saturday, June 23rd.

Hosted by the Clearwater Valley Roundup Association (CVRA), the parade is a chance for contestants of all ages to participate in a parade done the old-fashioned way: without motors. That's right, this parade runs on human and horsepower! Expect to see stick horses, donkeys, mules, dogs, llamas, sheep and goats; anything non-motorized. It is bound to be a gas (without the exhaust)!

Wanna be part of the Parade?

If you live close by or just feel like taking part, entries for the parade need to be in before June 16. Here is a link to the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce, where you can download the entry form. Have you seen the  Spurs and Spokes parade before? Tell us about your favorite entry from last year.

Where should you stay when you go to the Roundup Rodeo?

Check out the listings for our North Central Idaho Bed and Breakfasts in the land of rivers, near Kamiah. After a warm day of dusty bullriding and bucking broncos, what could feel better than a jacuzzi tub for two? Don't settle for an over-priced, under-kept motel when you could stay in affordable luxury at an Idaho B&B.

Directions and Event Info

Take Hill street from Hwy. 12, across Lawyers Creek bridge. Rodeo grounds on right.

Saturday, June 23rd. Parade begins at 4 p.m.

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