Mandan Rodeo Days celebrates the Fourth of July weekend with a number of events, but when "Rodeo" is in the title you know it's a very important part of the holiday,
"It's been part of the heritage in Mandan for 136 years," said Mandan Rodeo Days Committee Chairman Bruce Schirado. "I've been here as a kid, and now I'm here as the chairman so it's exciting. It's a busy time, but it's exciting times so we have over 500 cowboys coming in every year and running at over $100,000 in prize money."
The rodeo performances are on July 2, 3 and 4, but don't forget the slack runs in the morning.
Some of the top names in the P.R.C.A. will be in Mandan this week.