Let the Celebrations Begin

Parade details for 84th Annual Home of Champions Rodeo & Parade

Photo by Alastair Baker One of the many colorful entrants during the July 2 Children’s Day parade in Red Lodge.


The 84th Annual Home of Champions Rodeo Parades for 2013 will be on Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 4th, in Red Lodge, at 12 noon each day. The Grand Marshal is: Robert “Doc” Foglesong, retired four star Air Force General, who now lives outside Roberts, just down the road from Red Lodge.

The Theme is: God Bless America. No-fee registration and line-up begins each day at 10 a.m.. at the Civic Center parking lot, one block west of Broadway between 13th and 14th Streets. Entries must be on site before 11 a.m. to be included in the judging. Reminder: If you have candy or something to share, please walk beside your entry and hand it to the spectators or toss gently to the curb line. Prize Categories are:

Wednesday, July 3rd: Mining and Agricultural Appreciation

1. Best Motorized

2. Best Otherwise

Thursday, July 4th: Traditional

1. Best Float

2. Best Theme Float

3. Best Harness

4. Best Mounted

5. Best Motorized

6. Best Musical

7. Best Dressed Junior Cowboy* 8. Best Dressed Junior Cowgirl*

9. Best Dressed Senior Cowboy** 

10. Best Dressed Senior Cowgirl *** Must be 12 years or younger

**Must be 13 years or older

Rodeo begins at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd and 3 pm on Thursday, July 4th.


Keeping it cool with the Boys and Girls Club float.