News and information from our partners

White Bird Rodeo, Days set for this Friday, Saturday

— Do you need a place to take Dad this Father’s Day weekend? The 29th annual White Bird Days and Rodeo celebrations are set for Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16.

The rodeo will be held at the White Bird Rodeo Arena, Highway 95 at Twin Bridges, six miles south of White Bird on Rodeo Drive.

White Bird Days Show and Sale set June 16

WHITE BIRD – The White Bird Days Show and Sale, sponsored by the Salmon River Art Guild, is set for Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the IOOF Hall downtown.

Attendees will find a wide selection of arts and crafts by member artists as well as a silent auction and a live round robin painting that someone will have the opportunity to win. Viewers will also be able to vote for their favorite painting for the People’s Choice award.

Friday night, steer riding is set for 6:15 p.m. with the rodeo to begin at 6:30 p.m. The calf scramble will take place both nights.

White Bird Days activities are set for Saturday with the cowboy breakfast kicking off the day starting at 7 a.m. and running until 10 a.m. This will take place at the IOOF Hall and breakfast will include hot cakes, ham, eggs and a drink.

Grand marshals Duane and Sharon Sickels and White Bird Rodeo Queen Kaylee Page will lead the 11 a.m. parade. This year’s theme is “Mardi Gras: Celebrating 40 years of White Bird Days.” Lineup is 10 a.m. at the top of the hill by Canyon House.

To enter: 208-839-2457 or

The Queen’s Luncheon will follow the parade at the IOOF Hall.

Throughout the day, games, an art show and sale and concessions will be available downtown. The night will end with live music and a street dance.

The rodeo on Saturday will start with a stick horse race featuring Smokey Bear at 3 p.m., followed by mutton busting at 3:45 p.m., steer riding at 4:45 p.m., and the rodeo at 5 p.m.

Shiznits Concessions will be at the rodeo grounds both nights. Tickets at the gate are $8 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, and those 5 and younger get in for free. Programs are $1.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment


Information from the Free-Press and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)