The 70th Annual Eagle County Fair & Rodeo starts today. While it may not be the rodeo you’re used to – I grew up in Texas where bigger is always better – it is still a great slice of the American West. You’ll see all the usual stuff like bull riding, bronc roping, bare back rider, barrel racers and 4-H activites. There will also be tons of live entertainment through the weekend and next week.
One of the new events this year is the Moos & Brews BBQ and Beer Festival. The Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque contest and Micro Brew sampling event includes live entertainment and will begin Friday, July 24, 2009 at 5 p.m. and end Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 9 p.m. This isn’t any old BBQ – this is prize-worthy cuisine. Definitely a must to attend!
The Town of Eagle is the county seat for the Vail Valley and is approximately 30 miles from Vail, Colorado. It’s a totally different atmosphere from “up” valley and definitely worth checking out. I’ll keep you posted on other great rodeo events throughout the week.