Mesalands hosting Stampede Week

QCS Staff

Mesalands Community College hosts Stampede Week, beginning Monday through Oct. 12 in preparation for the 6th annual Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Rodeo.

The rodeo is Oct. 11-12 at the Quay County Rodeo Arena. The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum and Natural Science Laboratory will host National Fossil Day events from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct 12.

The following are the activities that have been scheduled for Stampede Week:

Monday – Branding Day

• For Branding Day, everyone is encouraged to wear Mesalands attire all day.

• The Mesalands Bookstore will be offering a 10-percent discount off of apparel and gift items. The bookstore is located in Building G.

Tuesday– Chili Cook Off Day

• Community residents are invited to bring a pot of chili and participate in a Chili Cook Off at noon   in the Commons Area, located in Building A.  There is no entry fee.  Potential contestants may contact the Student Affairs Office at (575) 461-4413, ext. 153.

Oct. 9 – Concert

• The College will have a three band concert: Gabe Kubanda, Halocene, and

Eclipses for Eyes at 7 p.m., in the North American Wind Research and Training Center bay.  Admission to the concert is free.

Oct. 10 – Meet the Stampede Day

• Mesalands has invited community residents to meet the members of

the Mesalands Rodeo Team and the coaches from 4-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Building A.

There will be free snacks and activities for all ages, including horse rides, the mechanical bull, and other activities.

• The community is encouraged to wear their “Stampede” apparel all day.

Oct. 11 – Rodeo

• Rodeo Performance will begin at 6 p.m., at the Quay County Rodeo Arena at the Fairgrounds.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors 55 and over.  Free admission for Mesalands students showing ID at the gate.

Oct. 12 – Rodeo

• Slack starts at 9 a.m., free admission

• Championship Performance is at 6 p.m. at the Quay County Rodeo Arena.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children; seniors 55 and over. Free admission for Mesalands students showing their student ID at the gate.

• The Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Natural Science Laboratory, 222 East Laughlin Avenue, will celebrate National Fossil Day from noon-5 p.m. Admission to this event is free. There will be special lecture by Dr. Jeffery Martz, a STEM field researcher, at 1 p.m.

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