Organizers of Ramona Rodeo 2013 and the Main Street Parade have started Countdown Week as they prepare for the town’s 33rd annual rodeo weekend May 17-19.
“Home Sweet Home” is the theme of the Main Street Parade the morning of Saturday, May 18. Parade entries will be accepted through Friday, May 10.
Parade applications are online at ramonarodeo.net. Cars, floats, horses, bands, clowns, street machines, drill teams, antique roadsters, heavy equipment, two-legged critters and anything else that shows what makes Ramona Ramona is welcome.
The Shriners will be coming from out of town to strut their stuff down Main Street, and Ronald McDonald will be riding on his Ronald McDonald House. A wagon pulled by Clydesdales is also on the parade roster.
Ramona Rodeo, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association show, kicks off Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred Grand Arena, with additional performances at 7:30 p.m. May 18 and 2:30 p.m. May 19. Tickets are available at
Elston Hay and Grain at 2220 Main St., Ramona Business Barn at 369 Main St. and online at ramonarodeo.net.
Youngsters have an opportunity to try their hand at rodeoing in Mutton Busting fun set for halftime during the May 17 show. Entrants range in age from 4 to 7 and must weigh 60 pounds or less. The deadline to sign up is Saturday, May 11. Jama McCluskey’s organizing the event, sponsored by Catt Farm and Ranch Supply, and signups are with her at Catt Farm, 629 Main St.