Rocky Mountain Pack String to be at fall celebration – Sept. 13

Farm Forum

Live demonstrations of the Rocky Mountain Pack String will be available on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 3-7 p.m. at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center’s fall celebration. Visitors can learn techniques, stock handling and packing skills of the U.S. Forest Service mules from Colorado.

“We are excited to have the pack mules at the Rodeo Center at our fall event,” said Director, Cindy Bahe. “The U.S. Forest Service guide and mules travel all over the country, educating the public on their techniques, stock handling and packing skills.”

This is just one of several activities at the Rodeo Center this day. There is free admission to the museum and ranchers can burn their brands into the cedar timbers of the Rodeo Center building.

Live music will be provided by local musician Ken Fanger. Steven J. King, author of “Bad River-a western novel” will be on site for his book signing. Local businesses have entered employees into the hotdog eating contest. There will be wine tasting of Casey Tibbs Cabernet, bottled by local vineyard, Chrissa Maari wines. Participants can partake in the horseshoe competition. Food and beverages will be served with a free will donation. Kids young and old can come up and take pictures with U.S. Forest Service’s Smokey the Bear who is celebrating his 75th birthday!

It’s an afternoon, for young, old and everyone in between. Contact the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center for more information or for branding fees: 605-494-1094 or