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Paradise Creek Festival and Rodeo begins this weekend


Special to the Hays Daily News

Special to the Hays Daily News

Plainville -- Plainville's annual celebration is this weekend with the Paradise Creek Festival and Rodeo Friday through Sunday.

Kicking off the weekend's festivities Thursday is the Miss Rodeo Plainville Pageant with the horsemanship competition at 7:30 p.m. at the arena.

Friday evening is marked by the return of the Plainville Saddle Club KPRA Rodeo at the Plainville Saddle Club arena. The rodeo is both Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m and boasts the most kids events of any in the area offering Mutton Bustin', Junior Barrel Racing and a Kids' Boot Scramble.

Two-time NFR announcer Roger Mooney returns to Plainville for the sixth straight year. A fan favorite, Mooney is considered one of the six best announcers in the world. At the other end of the arena, the "man-in-the-can" performed by Bennie Bob Patrick. David Bailey returns with his renowned stock and reputation for fast paced, action packed performances.

Saturday the festival moves into full swing with the popular Lions Club breakfast hosted from 6 to 9 a.m. at the VFW Hall. Street games and vendors open for business 9 a.m. downtown along the Mill Street corridor. The parade will be at 3 p.m. After the parade, a free barbecue is hosted in the Plainville City Park by Midwest Community Bank along with a bean bag tournament.

Sunday's activities move to the Plainville Township Lake with the return of the crowd-pleasing mud volleyball tournament and Kids Scavenger Hunt (3 p.m.).

More information can be found at area businesses, Facebook or online at www.PlainvilleRodeo.com.