Getting your recommended daily dosage of cowboy has been a trying task ever since Hollywood stopped producing Westerns and your 10-gallon hat was ruined by that 10-gallon guacamole recipe. Go west with today's Groupon: for $7, you get reserved seating at the Stampede Championship Rodeo (a $15 value) on Friday, January 7, at the Salem Civic Center. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., you'll witness two to three hours of bull riding, calf roping, and steer wrestling—all of which tap into the innate human desire to haze bovines. Bare and saddleback horse riding similarly satisfy those who prefer mammal stacking, and you'll be astonished by the jaw-dropping feats and stunts of the trick riders, especially when you discover that they've been sitting next to you the whole time, making out with your spouse. Cowgirls will also be on hand to speed between barrels, and should a bull buck its rider or hold an audience member at gunpoint, the rodeo clowns will be there to distract it with a well-timed pratfall. Children under age 2 get free admission and an experience they will never forget, much like their births.
1001 Roanoke Blvd.
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