Dawson’s Creek Ranch Barrel Bash.
The area around Lake Geneva and Elkhorn is about to see something different. A small independent and private rodeo operation is coming to the area July 7th and 8th. Arena Management is the name of this company. It is starting small, lending its management team and some liquid capitol and other assets to the Dawson’s Ranch Barrel Bash. For the past few years the barrel bash has attracted hundreds of young women to race their wonderfully conditioned animals around a track for cash, but the event has never attempted to build much in the way of local interest. But this year is different. There has always been a steady flow of races, with an anticipated 160 winners!And now Arena Management has brought in a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and a mechanical bull. Along with that comes rodeo food,vendors, and on Saturday WSLD 104.5FM will be broadcasting livefrom 11:30 to 1:30 at the bash.The whole thing sounds like a really fun way to get up close and personal with the horses, the riders and the people who go to a lot of trouble to make these things possible.
Go on out to Dawson’s ranch. Parking is only five bucks for the day, which is cheaper now than in downtown Lake Geneva. It might just be a tad more entertaining for the kids too.