Las Vegas Days (formerly known as Helldorado Days), an annual cowboy-themed event celebrating Las Vegas’ Wild West history, will return to the Core Arena at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas with two nights of exciting rodeo events, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.). In addition, the Plaza and Las Vegas Days are hosting a rodeo-themed coloring contest for Southern Nevadan children in grades kindergarten through six.
Sponsored by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial and the Plaza Hotel & Casino, the rodeo will feature eight events each day at the Core Arena, the Plaza’s outdoor equestrian center. Fully sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. the Las Vegas Days Rodeo will feature bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, breakaway, and bareback riding, with prize purses totaling $45,000 and custom belt buckles for champions. Admission to the rodeo is free. Advanced registration is required and available at http://www.lvdexperience.com.
Celebrating the return of the rodeo, the Plaza and Las Vegas Days are sponsoring a children’s coloring contest. Local students in grades kindergarten through six are encouraged to download and print out the coloring sheet at http://www.lvdexperience.com/contest. Students are to hand color the scene using their favorite method. Electronic coloring is not allowed. All entries need to have a parent or guardian’s signature to be considered. Entries can be submitted through the same website by completing the entry form and uploading a quality photo or scan of the colored page. Submissions are due by Thursday, Oct. 28 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be notified on Thursday, Nov. 4.
Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded to students in each grade division and their teachers. Prizes will include gift certificates from the Discovery Children’s Museum, Gene Woods Racing Experience, The Neon Museum, The Mob Museum, Pop Up Pizza, the Mini Grand Prix, and many more. Winning art from the contest will also be on display at the rodeo on Nov. 12 and 13. To enter the contest and for more information, visit http://www.lvdexperience.com/contest.