Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration
Name: Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration
Date: July 3, 2020
The Mandan Rodeo is legendary, beginning as a Fourth of July event in 1879 with a baseball game and pony races. In 1895, the Morton County Fair Association was established, and money was dedicated to building a fence and oval race track in south Mandan. As vice-president of the State Fair Association and a prominent horse rancher from Flasher, Stephen P. Weekes was instrumental in the event’s development, along with his sons, Steve and Charlie, and his son-in-law, Max Theil, who created the Heart River Roundup, and “Badlands Bill” McCarty joined the effort to create the Mandan Roundup in 1923.??