The 51st annual IPRA Championship Wauconda Rodeo rides into town this weekend.
Staged by the Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce, the rodeo will be held at the Golden Oaks Rodeo Grounds, which is on Rand Road at Case Road.
In addition to riding and roping competitions, live music, mechanical-bull riding and kids activities are planned. Gates open at 5 p.m. Saturday and the rodeo begins two hours later.
Routines by the Midwest Renegade Equestrian Drill Team and flashy trick riders are planned, as well as music by Ari Castronovo from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 11 p.m.
On Sunday, gates open at 1 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 3 p.m. Riding and roping contests are on the schedule again.
Sunday's attractions also include a free petting zoo and $3 pony rides. A DJ will play music from 1 to 3 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for kids ages 5 to 11 and free for ages 4 or younger. Parking is $6.
Discounted tickets can be purchased online through July 11 at waucondarodeo.com/tickets. Tickets bought online can be picked up at the will call booth at the rodeo. They will not be mailed. Cameras and video equipment are not allowed at the rodeo.
The Daily Herald is among the rodeo's sponsors.
For more information, visit waucondarodeo.com.