Manawa gearing up for another rodeo
Visitors will see changes in seating, food
By Holly Neumann
Visitors to the Mid-Western Rodeo, which is set to take place June 29 to July 1 in Manawa, will see changes in seating and food services that will give them an even better experience.
Three more sections have been added to the reserved seating section.
“The sections are A, B, C, F, G and H and all seats are numbered in these sections,” said Connie Klotzbuecher, the rodeo’s secretary-treasurer. “All reserved seating tickets are marked with a performance time, section, row and seat number.”
Sections D and E will be the only general admission seating areas.
“These seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis,” Klotzbuecher said. “This was done so that everyone has a seat. No more standing by the fence, sitting in aisles or saving seats.
Tickets available online
“Tickets are available online now, so people can select the seats they want to sit in,” she said. “This is especially helpful if you have a large group. Tickets will still be sold the day of the show, but we advise everyone to buy online to get the seat they want, as our ticket sales have doubled since last year.”
Thursday, June 29, is Family Night and the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, July 1, is Family Day. All kids’ rodeo tickets at those two performances are $6.
The food area has been streamlined to make it self-service.
“Two food merchandisers, something like you see at Kwik Trip with all their warm products inside, have been added and also three point-of-sale cash registers,” Klotzbuecher said. “Our vision is the flow will go faster as people select the food items they want while walking through the food line.”
Donna Upward is now chairing the rodeo parade this year under the guidance of former chairman Ken Groholski.
“New this year is an online parade entry form,” Klotzbuecher said. “It can be accessed from the rodeo website. The deadline to enter the parade is June 19.”
Visit www.manawarodeo.org to purchase tickets or enter the parade.