For those who wish they didn’t have to wait another whole year following the Orangeville Ram Rodeo, or who didn’t get the opportunity to attend, there is great news! This weekend, the Grand River RAM Rodeo will be held for the fourth year in a row, bringing more of the great entertainment, equine activities, and more to Grand Valley.
Held on August 12, 13, and 14, Under the Water Tower in Grand Valley, the event promises to bring plenty of excitement, entertainment, and spectacular competitions to this stop on the Ram Rodeo Tour.
Orangeville Chrysler has partnered with the rodeo to bring in a classic car show on Sunday. The Show & Shine Car Show will begin at noon on Sunday, and run throughout the afternoon, featuring a variety of different vehicles.
“We’re likely going to have a lot of anything and everything at this kind of show,” said David Murphy, Business Relations Manager at MacMaster Buick GMC and Orangeville Chrysler. “I’m counting on a lot of classics, some newer cars, and most definitely a lot of trucks.”
Trucks are, after all, more than just a handy part of rural life—they’re a part of the culture.
“It should be tons of fun,” said David. “We’ll have our new Ram Truck there, showing it off for everyone. And of course, there will be a beer tent. Everyone likes beer. It will be great.”
The Show & Shine Car Show will feature prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place vehicles, as well as door prizes. The top three winners will also receive belt buckles as part of their award packages.
This is the second time Orangeville Chrysler has sponsored a local Ram Rodeo, and is looking forward to being a part of it again.
“It’s always a great tie-in, horses and cars,” added David.
The Grand River Rodeo will feature lots of horse-related competitions, equestrian demonstrations, children’s rodeo games, RAM Rodeo performances, and plenty of live music.
The Country 105 stage will feature local favourites, Dufferin County Line on Saturday evening, and lots more live entertainment throughout the weekend.
Advance tickets for the weekend are available at several locations around the area, and involve different prices for each night. Friday, tickets are $10 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. On Saturday and Sunday, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth (6-12) and seniors (65+), and kids 5 and under are free. Weekend passes are also available at $45 for adults, and $30 for teens and seniors. Advanced tickets can be purchased in Grand Valley (Macs & Kelly’s Korner Restaurant, Town Hall), Amaranth (Grand Valley Crane Rental), Orangeville (Dufferin Outdoor Supply, M&M Food Market), Shelburne (Brightside Track), and in Fergus (Grand River Outfitting and Fly Shop).
Tickets will also be available at the gate for the following rates: Friday–$10 for adults, free for kids 12 and under; Saturday & Sunday– $20 for Adults, $15 for youth (6-12) and seniors (65+), and $5 for kids 5 and under. Weekend passes are also available for $45 for adults and $30 for teens and seniors.
Written by Tabitha Wellls