Giddy Up Cowboys & Girls

While the wild west maybe a distant memory at Frontier Town – it lives on proud and mighty, every Friday night during the Summer.

This is the real thing – and is a must for cowboys and girls of all ages.

This trip back to the wild west  -- where you will see kids (and adults) wearing cowboy boots and western gear (which you can also buy at the Rodeo) is held at Word of Life Ranch Rodeo in Pottersville.

Before the rodeo begins, there's a Family Fun Hour, with face painting, a bounce house, a playground and a petting zoo, a.k.a the Rodeo Zoo. This is not your typical petting zoo. Kids (and adults) get to mingle with the animals in a large stable. The petting zoo is run by Schroon Lakers Anna and Dan Hay.

Be sure to visit the small Wild West town, with its general store for western gear and souvenirs. There are awesome snacks,  featuring the famous Rodeo Burger .

Throughout the family fun hour, the rodeo's announcers count down the start time. At 8pm sharp, the rodeo begins with a parade of flags before the crowd, made up of locals, tourists, campers from the WOL Ranch, nearby Family Campground and WOL Inn. The crowd is divided into Blue and Red fans, cheering on the rodeo riders who are divided into Blue and Red teams.

For the next hour the riders on each team put themselves and their horses through a series of races, skill courses and herding challenges. Everyone leaves with big smiles.

Where and When. The Rodeo is located on Route 9 in Pottersville. It runs every Friday night until the end of August. For directions, click here