The grand entry procession moves through the arena at the Vale 4th of July Rodeo in Vale on July 1, 2022. (The Enterprise/ISAAC WASSERMAN)
In a tradition a century old, Vale welcome cowboys, spectators and rough stock to town for the annual Vale 4th of July Rodeo. The rodeo opened a four-day run on Friday, July 1.
Besides the rodeo, residents and visitors had plenty to keep them busy. Oregon Trail Days featured vendors and exhibits at Wadleigh Park. There was the car show, the quilt show and street dancing. The pride of a small town was on full display.
A young competitor heads for dirt in the mutton busting event during the Vale 4th of July Rodeo in Vale, Ore. on July 1, 2022. (The Enterprise/ISAAC WASSERMAN)
Cowobys work the chutes at the Vale 4th of July Rodeo in Vale . . .