The annual kid-style rodeo event is fun for participants and spectators alike.

The annual Cowdeo will be held Oct. 14, with kids between 5 and 14 years competing in a variety of rodeo-style events.

The Jefferson County Fairgrounds has hosted the Cowdeo event since 1968. Now in its 49th year, Cowdeo provides kids the opportunity to experience friendly rodeo competition in a family atmosphere.

"This is a really fun event for participants and spectators alike." said Brian Crow, fairgrounds event coordinator. "The kids make this event exciting. It is really fun to watch them compete."

Events being showcased this year are:

• Goat decorating.

• Horseless calf roping.

• Breakaway calf roping.

• Sheep riding.

• Calf riding.

• Cow riding.

• Barrel racing.

• Scurry races.

• Critter scramble.

Showtime is at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets are $5 at the door and kids under the age of 4 are free.

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