The 2009 Custer Ranch Rodeo to benefit the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, June 20 at the Custer Arena, two miles north of Custer, Montana.
Ten teams of top cowboys and cowgirls will compete in team branding, wild cow milking, team penning, team doctoring, a cowboy express race, and stock saddle bronc riding. The Custer Ranch Rodeo is a NILE-sanctioned event, meaning the winning team at Custer will advance to the NILE Championship Ranch Rodeo in Billings in October.
The Custer Ranch Rodeo is a joint fundraiser organized by Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame District 3 & 7 trustees.
This year’s grand entry and calcutta will get underway at 1 p.m. Children can register for their free events - dummy roping, keyhole race, pole bending and boot race – at noon.
Ranch rodeo teams are coming from Bridger, Hysham, Pompeys Pillar, Terry, Sand Springs, Custer, Bighorn, Pryor, and Lodge Grass to compete.
Concessions will be provided by the Custer FFA. Gate fee is $5 for adults; children under 12 attend for free. The Custer community will host a dinner and dance following the event at the Junction City Saloon with live music by MYMK.