So the concept of a rodeo/fair isn't something new to me. Not by a longshot.

In fact, when I lived in Colorado I was constantly a part of two of the biggest rodeo/fair events known, the Greeley Stampede and Cheyenne Frontier Days.

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So when I first heard about the Tri-State Fair & Rodeo here, I figured it would be nothing new to me. Then I started looking at some of the events and was rather intrigued by a few that I've never seen on a schedule before.

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I gotta be real with you on this one. I never thought I'd actually be intrigued by a demonstration on...milking. It's not a skill that I plan to put to use anytime soon, nor have I ever thought about how the process could be interesting. For some reason though, I feel myself wildly drawn to finding one of these milking demonstrations. Will I learn where the milk is produced? Where it comes from? Why they pull on utters to make it come out? I don't know, but I'm ready to find out.



What on earth is a goat show? I mean, are they going to do tricks like it's a dog show? Do they groom and primp these goats to make them look fluffy like it's a dog show? I know I keep referencing a dog show, but that's all I can think of when I hear show. Maybe it's a goat auction but with a fancy name? Bottom line is this, I HAVE to attend this one because I have to confirm (or not confirm) what I keep thinking this is in my head.

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So naturally I had to look at the names of the food vendors that were going to be there. I mean after all, a fair is known for it's different, off the wall types of food. Deep fried candy bars and cookies, chicken on a stick, etc. are staples. With the crazy concoctions found at a fair, I couldn't help but be drawn to Big Dog Concessions. Now my hope here is that they serve up a bunch of different types of hot dogs, but in ways you've never experienced them before. I'm such a hot dog fanatic that if this is what I think it is, you'll find me over here for dinner for each day of the fair.

There's so much more that I can't wait to experience, because I'm only scratching the surface of things I never thought were a thing at a fair. You can get the full list of events here.

The 2021 Cattle Drive in Downtown Amarillo

The Downtown Amarillo Cattle Drive is an annual tradition that kicks off the Coors Ranch Rodeo. After Cattle Drive was put on hold during the 2020 pandemic, but this year it came back better than ever.

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