The self-proclaimed "biggest little rodeo in the state" and its accompanying celebration will kick off its 54th year Monday.
The Lehi Roundup, which "started up in someone's cow pasture west of town," was one of the first rodeos to be approved by the Rodeo Cowboys Association, and has stayed true to its roots, according to Donna Anderson.Anderson, who serves as the rodeo committee's advertising chairwoman, said the Roundup Rodeo is a fast-moving event that is just that, a rodeo. "It doesn't include a concert or skydivers, it just includes the traditional six rodeo events."
Additionally, since the city rodeo grounds, 500 W. 200 South, hold just over 5,000 spectators, "there isn't a bad seat in the house," she said. Traditionally, the event attracts cowboys ranked among the rodeo association's top 15 contestants, and "it's nothing but good, top rodeo," Anderson said.
The rodeo itself runs Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and at Ream's Boots and Jeans, 68 W. Main. June 27 is family night, with no reserved seating, and children under 12 will be admitted for $1 if accompanied by an adult.
Monday, June 24 - Family picnic and free entertainment at Wine's Park, 500 N. Center, 6 p.m. to dark.
Tuesday, June 25 - Free swimming at the city pool, 451 E. 200 South, all day.
Wednesday, June 26 - Cowboy poetry, 7 p.m., Lehi High School auditorium, 180 N. 500 East.
Thursday, June 27 - Stock parade, running from Wine's Park to the city rodeo grounds, 6 p.m. Roundup Rodeo, 8 p.m., rodeo grounds, 500 W. 200 North, family night, with no reserved seating. Tickets are $6, $3 for children older than 12. Children under 12 will be admitted for $1 if accompanied by an adult.
Friday, June 28 - Mini parade, running from Wine's Park westward in a circuitous route, 6 p.m. Roundup Rodeo, 8 p.m. Reserved tickets are $8 and general admission tickets are $6, $3 for children.
Saturday, June 29 - Mini parade, running from Wine's Park westward in a circuitous route, 10 a.m. City of Fun Carnival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the civic football field, 100 W. 100 North. Roundup Rodeo, 8 p.m.