Tillamook’s Dairy Parade and Festival will celebrate “60 Years on the MOOVE” this weekend, with a rodeo, parade and kids’ activities adding up to a packed couple of days.

The weekend action starts at 3 pm on Friday, June 23, at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds, when gates open for the Tillamook County Rodeo, billed as “The Biggest Little Show on the Coast.” For just $10 for adults and $5 for kids, guests can treat themselves to an evening of bareback riding, barrel racing and more, with rodeo activities starting at 6 pm.

The next morning, Saturday, June 24, early risers can get their endorphins pumping at the YMCA Milk Run, which kicks off at 8 am, giving racers plenty of time to be done in time for the main event — the downtown Dairy Parade.

Regarded as the third-largest in the state, the parade starts at 11 am from the high school and heads along Main Street to Third, where it will make a right and head east to its conclusion at Goodspeed Park.

As the parade wraps up, the Chamber will be hosting a Dairy Festival downtown; breaking in the new 2nd Street Plaza and filling the surrounding streets and parking lots with live music, a community barbecue, a car show, children’s activities, bouncy houses and more.

In what is undoubtedly welcome news for young savers, the popular Penny Scramble will also be returning this year.

At 3 pm, gates will open at the fairgrounds for kids’ day at the rodeo, with stick pony races on offer and free admission for kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Rodeo action will resume at 6 pm, followed by a Country Western Dance at 9 pm, featuring live music, food and a beer garden, with admission $5 on the door.

For more information, call 503-842-7525 or email info@tillamookchamber.org.

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