Both the Comanche Rodeo and the Rodeo Parade are set for this weekend. This is the 78th year keeping the tradition alive.
The action starts Friday with the gates opening at 6:00 p.m. at the Comanche Rodeo grounds on Hwy 377 west of Comanche. The Chamber of Commerce and the Roping Club are urging everyone to come for the parade on the square led by Grand Marshal Charlie Seider. The theme for the Parade is “Life is a Rodeo.” The theme will be a factor in the judging of the entries. Look for the decorated windows around town as well.
The Rodeo kicks off on both Friday and Saturday evenings with the Mutton Bustin’ at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Grand Entry and Rodeo at 8:00 p.m.
After the Friday and Saturday night rodeo, there will be live music and a dance on the rodeo grounds.
Rodeo Parade - Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Charlie Seider, well-known local businessman as owner of Comanche Pipe and Steel and involved for many years in calf roping, is the 78th Annual Comanche Rodeo Grand Marshal. Charlie and his wife Sharon of 45 years have two sons, Chad and Clint. Both sons, on the receiving end of Charlie’s passion for calf roping, will be roping in this Friday and Saturday’s Rodeo. His grandsons are also into calf roping. Charlie, who has lived most of his life in Comanche, says, “I’m honored to be chosen as this year’s Grand Marshal.”