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Grangeville Border Days
19 Dec 2013
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Grangeville Border Days Rodeo, Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo,  is celebrated as a three day event every Independence Day holiday. The first rodeo was held in a cow pasture on September 1912 near today's Spencer Ranch at the southeast side of town.

The BORDER DAYS event is held annually and coincides with the celebration of Independence Day during the July 4th holiday weekend. 

Our BORDER DAYS parades are a big draw with saddle horses adorned by the pomp and circumstance of the rodeo Royal Court, and joined by horse drawn carriages,  festive decorated cars, ATVs, UTVs and trucks, farming equipment and fire trucks. 

A carnival with a variety of rides, games and food booths next to Heritage Park are important features of GRANGEVILLE BORDER DAYS. Dances and evening events keep visitors and Grangeville natives entertained. 

BORDER DAYS ART IN THE PARK is enjoyed by many as they peruse through the park under the shade of big trees, viewing and purchasing handcrafted gift items and artwork, highlighting our local arts and crafts.  A traditional barbecue and old fashioned strawberry shortcake dessert gives patrons a tastebud tantalizing treat to complete the event.

Our BORDER DAYS parades are a big draw with saddle horses adorned by the pomp and circumstance of the rodeo Royal Court, and joined by horse drawn carriages,  festive decorated cars, ATVs, UTVs and trucks, farming equipment and fire trucks.  Parade floats line Main Street and participating entrants are announced one by one,  representing local businesses showing their support for the BORDER DAYS tradition.  The parade floats are applauded as they throw candy to the crowds and crawl slowly eastward.   Children wait with anticipation to collect candy as their parents enjoy the festivities with a watchful eye.  Adults, teens and people of all ages crowd the sidewalks lined up on both sides whistling and clapping enthusiastically as everyone enjoys the simple joys of  GRANGEVILLE BORDER DAYS! - See more at: http://grangevilleborderdays.org/present/#sthash.bfUkMNds.dpuf
The BORDER DAYS event is held annually and coincides with the celebration of Independence Day during the July 4th holiday weekend.  The event also symbolizes the kickoff of our beloved summer season when outdoor adventure, warm sunny days and visiting friends and family are a highlight of the Idaho lifestyle. - See more at: http://grangevilleborderdays.org/present/#sthash.bfUkMNds.dpuf

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This event is featured on the Year of the Rural Arts Calendar of Events. For more information on the Year of the Rural Arts, visit www.artoftherural.org

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Craft Visual Art Community Heritage Local Traditional Festival/Celebration Northwest Idaho Rodeo Rural YORA
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