50 Years of Mutton Bustin’ Joy
The stock show is in town!
When I was little, my parents always took me and my siblings out to see the animals. As the frilly girl I was, I always liked the bunny rabbits the best, which my brother was quick to inform me was not the point of the stock show at all.
“You can see bunnies in our back yard!”
Yes, okay, true. But those bunnies never let me pet them. The petting zoo was the highlight of my visit.
I was not raised around stock animals. To me, the most notable feature of a cow is the way it smells. I have to be careful who I say that to, though, because people around here take the stock show very seriously. This year, in fact, they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Black Hills Stock Show.
If you want to take a gander at the animals, check out the multitude of vendor booths, or cheer on the miniature cowboys and cowgirls at the World’s Smallest Rodeo, you still have a chance! The stock show continues through next Sunday, February 3.