The Town of Eston is just one community with plans on their calendar this weekend. The annual bull-a-rama event on Friday will join minor sports day in the community on Saturday to make for a jam-packed weekend in Eston.

Combining the two events is something new for Eston. With the festivities coming up starting Friday night, recreation director Garrett Turner shared some more insight into the weekend. 

"This will be the first year we ever combined. Last year we did it two weekends back-to-back," said Turner. "Also had a Ramblers golf tournament, and grad in June. Something going on every weekend, and we thought why don't we just combine it all and make one big weekend out of it."

Turner shared that a pulled pork supper will get things underway Friday night, before the doors open for the rodeo at 6:00 PM.

"There's 36 riders this year. Mike Tuplin and Kent Bayda have done a good job bringing in guys from all over. From USA, Brazil, Mexico, Australia." said Turner, as a few local riders will be in the competition as well such as Brodin Bayda, Rowdy Coleman, Sawyer Wells, Tucker Toner, and Jett Tuplin. "Good to see lots of local talent in it as well."

The big night of bull-riding will be capped off with some celebration afterwards, as Turner explained.

"After the rodeo there is going to be a live band and a dance inside the rink here. After their first set there's going to be fireworks, Leonard Ward has been organizing (that)." shared Turner, the country/rock band "The Heat Strokes" being the act on stage. "Should be a really fun night." he finished, also making sure to mention that the full weekend likely wouldn't have been possible without contributions from Community Economic Development Officer Kim Lane.

Turner also wanted to add that the swimming pool opens Friday from 4-8. There's a toonie swim on Saturday, and on Sunday the pool will be open as well from 1-8.

The other half of the weekend in Eston sees the annual Minor Sports Day on in the community. More on that can be expected on this week's OSY Rentals Ball Report, and you can find a schedule below to plan your Saturday.