From Friday, June 15 2012 To Sunday, June 17 2012 Every day
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MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – You still have time to enter the Middletown Days parade on Saturday, June 16, and enjoy all the other fun events associated with this annual fundraiser to benefit the town park and arena.
The fun begins with team roping on Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the Central Park arena just south of Middletown.
The local volunteer firefighters will be hosting a dinner and auction at the Lions Clubhouse, also located in Center Park, and the Cowboy Cafe will be serving the usual barbecued delights.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday in downtown Middletown. Get to town by 9:30 a.m. to find parking on the east side of town and avoid the detour that closes Wardlaw, Barnes, Santa Clara, and Central Park roads.
Parade applications are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Martha Webster at 707-987-0470.
Parade entry cost is $5 for kids under 12, $7 for adults, and $10 for organizations and groups.
The barbecue starts at noon at Central Park, located just south of downtown Middletown.
Enjoy a delicious chicken or tri-tip meal with all the fixins while parade winners collect their trophies.
The cost is $12 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. A karaoke contest follows at 1 p.m.
Fast action in the arena also starts at 1 p.m. with the Ranch Rodeo and Junior Rodeo.
Traditional rodeo events alternate with events for little cowboys and cowgirls throughout the day. Kid events include calf roping, muttton bustin', calf riding, and the hide ride.
Older cowpokes will compete in bronc riding, team roping, steer riding, and trailer loading events sanctioned by the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association (WSRRA).
Signups start at noon. For information contact Kevin Tighe at 707-355-2276.
The park will be filled with food, vendors and fun all day Saturday.
The dance Saturday night features Silver Creek band playing under the stars from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for teens, and free for kids 12 and under.
Sunday starts early with the Father's Day Breakfast hosted by the Middletown Lioness Club from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and entertainment in the park with a variety of music, food, vendors and the gymkhana beginning at 11 a.m. (signups at 10 a.m.).
Contact Johanna Snell for gymkhana information at 707-355-1276.
Middletown is the place to be June 15-17 for some good ol’ country western fun, and most of it is free.