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Luxton rodeo kicks off South Island’s midway season

The Luxton Pro Rodeo is back in town for the May long-weekend, May 19 to 21.

The Luxton Pro Rodeo is back in town for the May long-weekend, May 19 to 21.

The rodeo kicks off each day at 2 p.m., with gates opening at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate and are $20 for adults or $15 for students and seniors. Kids 14 and under are free with an adult. Whether you’re into bull riding or barrel racing, the Luxton Pro Rodeo has it all.

Get ready to boogie at the Luxton Hall dance Saturday night at 9 p.m., featuring Montgomery County. Advance ticket sales are only available at Willow Wind Feed and Tack, 2714 Sooke Rd.

Admission to the fairgrounds is free. There will be plenty of country and historical displays, including antique farm equipment and demonstrations by the Vancouver Island Blacksmith Association. The grounds open each day at noon.

For thrill-seekers, the West Coast Amusements midway is back. The midway opens Friday (May 18) at 3 p.m., for a sneak preview with all-ages wristbands on sale for $27 (instead of the regular $35). Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the midway opens at 1 p.m. Individual ride tickets also sold.

The Luxton Pro Rodeo is the unofficial start to the summer season of festivals featuring midways on the South Island.

The fairgrounds are accessible off of Sooke Road.

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