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The rodeo rides into town

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The Keystone State Charity Rodeo is an all-inclusive, family-friendly, unique rodeo experience and community event. Men, women, members of the LGBTQ community and their straight allies will be competing equally in all rodeo events. The Keystone rodeo took place last year in June.

A portion of the rodeo proceeds will go directly to our charity partner, the LGBT Center of Central PA. The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center of Central PA is a volunteer led effort to create a regionally representative community center that is both a location and a unifying point for central Pennsylvania’s large, diverse, and multi-county LGBT population.

During the rodeo weekend, events are:

- a junior rodeo the night of Friday, June 22 for participants ages 12-18

- an IGRA (International Gay Rodeo Association) sanctioned rodeo Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30 AM

- vendors, events for kids, line dance lessons and a country dance on Saturday night.

The rodeo weekend will feature some traditional rodeo events such as bull riding, barrel racing and calf roping and includes some unique rodeo events, such as Goat dressing, the Wild Drag Race and Steer Decorating.

The rodeo is being presented by the following sponsors: Rowan Tree Lounge, Baltimore, MD; Weichert Realtors, Baltimore, MD; Baltimore Outloud, Baltimore, MD; Leon’s, Baltimore, MD; and The Central Voice, Harrisburg, PA.

Want to help?

The rodeo is looking for volunteers and sponsors. There will also be vendor spots available for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Ticket sales for admittance to the rodeo will start March 1, 2018.

The Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association is 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the country and western lifestyle and rodeo type events within the LGBTQ community and their allies. The Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association is a member association of the International Gay Rodeo Association.