The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo wrapped up Aug. 11, but before the lights dimmed, professional cowboys from across the country mounted up to show ‘em how it’s done during the Patriot Rodeo on Aug 10. The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo continues to be a family tradition for area residents. Highlights included two entertainment stages, three professional rodeos, bull riding, carnival, and 4-H and FFA exhibits.
In keeping with tradition, Saturday, Aug. 10 started off with a parade seen by several thousand people lining Wilcox and Perry streets in downtown Castle Rock. At the fair, one of the day’s highlights included the triumphant tractor pull of Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert, who beat out mighty competition in the county commissioner tractor pull category.