Promising the best Stampede ever and one of the most unique Fathers Day events anywhere, the 7th Annual Goshen Stampede will go into action for three days, June 13 to 15, bringing Western style rodeo thrills to Connecticut's Litchfield Hills Champion roping, racing and the challenge of cowboy versus bucking bull and bronco will be the highlights of this busy weekend, which will feature two official Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeos.
Two traditional fair favorites, Demolition Derbies, and Truck Pull competitions, will also be on the schedule. Fireworks on Saturday night, non-stop music on the main stage, a kids' rodeo and free Petting Zoo and plenty of great food fill out the agenda and insure a good time for all. Proceeds from the event help support local charities as well as national organizations supporting the men, women, and families of the United States Armed Services.
This year, there will be a Motor Sports Arena with Full size cars Friday night and a Figure 8 race with Compact cars Sunday afternoon with special guest driver "AJ" from the WPLR morning radio show. There will also be 2 Pro Rodeos Saturday and Sunday in the Kicks 105.5 Arena with Bulls, Broncs, and Cowboys from Las Vegas and Madison Square Gardens, 2 Days of Truck Warz.
The three day Music Festival will features country stars including Blackjack Billy and Chris Janson as well as 10 other regional favorites on the Country 92.5 Stage.
There will also be an action Packed Midway, Free WZBG Petting Zoo and Kids Rodeo as well as Redneck games on the WZBG Family Stage, plus great food and lots of vendors to round out the fun. Don't forget that prizes will be awarded for the best event themed attire so dress up and have some fun!
The Stampede will be take place at the Goshen Fair Grounds, 116 Old Middle Street in Goshen. Hours are Friday, June 13th, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m; Saturday, June 14th 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, June 15th 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is Adults, $12 online and 14 at the gate, ages 10-17, $8 online and $10 at the gate and under 10 $6 at Gate or Free with Coupon & Paid Adult. Advance purchase is available at www.goshenstampede.com, where a complete schedule of events is also posted