It's time to grab a ten-gallon hat and put on the spurs because the Cranbrook Pro Rodeo is right around the corner.
The Wycliffe Exhibition Grounds will come alive with the sounds of livestock and country music as bull riders, barrel racers and ropers come out to compete against each other in the event, which is a stop on the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association roster.
Fans will also get to hear Wes Cummings behind the mike as the rodeo announcer and Shelby Cummings will be out to show off her tricks and stunts while riding around the ring.
The three-day event begins with an evening rodeo at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a country dance to follow on the second event. Sunday will feature an afternoon rodeo that starts at 2 p.m. and is more of a kids-themed day that includes a dance competition.
Crowds can check out all the action during the rodeo, with cowboys showcasing their skill in bareback riding, tie-down roping, saddle-bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding and steer riding.
The rodeo will also feature a local barrel racer in Darquise Beauchesne, who will test her skills on the grounds in Sunday's rodeo.
An RV from S.T.A.R.S, a medevac service based in southern Alberta, will be on site, which will be open to the public, and staff will be on hand to demonstrate some equipment, according to Dallas Mackie, the organizer of the Cranbrook Pro Rodeo.
"They train ER doctors and first responders-those kinds of people-in this vehicle and they're bringing it for Saturday and people will be able to tour it," Mackie said.
Tickets are available in Cranbrook at Hillbilly Hardware, Top Crop Farm and Pet and Alpine Toyota.