DICKINSON, N.D. – The Dickinson State University (DSU) Rodeo Program, Dickinson Rotary Club, and the DSU Heritage Foundation will host the 2018 Blue Hawk Stampede Rodeo Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, at the Stark County Fairgrounds located 2.5 miles South of Dickinson on Highway 22. The rodeo will begin Saturday with performances at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday will feature slack at 8 a.m. and a short go at 2 p.m.
"The DSU rodeo team is pleased to host the Blue Hawk Stampede," said Dr. Chip Poland, rodeo program supervisor and chair of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Studies at DSU. "More than 2,000 contestants and fans will join us for great rodeo action at the Stark County Fairgrounds. Our DSU rodeo athletes are ready to show the home crowd what they can do!"
The Blue Hawk Stampede Rodeo, named the Great Plains Region Rodeo of the Year for 2016-2017 by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), is the region's final college rodeo of the season. The regional champions can be determined at the two-day event. These champions go on to represent the region at the College National Finals Rodeo where more than 275 contestants from a five-state region go head to head.
Tickets for the Blue Hawk Stampede Rodeo cost $10 for adults and $5 for students grades K-12. Admission for DSU students is free with valid ID. Proceeds from this event are split equally between the Dickinson Rotary Club and scholarships for the DSU Rodeo Program. For more information, contact Annika Plummer at 701-483-2185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.