Days of ’76

This week, Deadwood celebrated its 94th Annual Days of ’76 Rodeo!

Cowboys and girls traveled from all over to attend and participate in this iconic rodeo in The Black Hills.

It was my first year being able to experience the rodeo after coming to the area for 12 years!  I loved seeing so many horses, but mostly all the little cowkids in their boots, and hats, with their shirts tucked in under their big belt buckles.  SO cute!


Days of 76 - bucking horsebarrel racing rodeo



According to, “The Days of ’76 Rodeo has been named the PRCA Small Outdoor Rodeo of the Year four times and was named PRCA Midsize Rodeo of the Year for 2004 through 2015.”




(Click the image to be taken to the shirt!)

Some of our new shirts were designed with the rodeo crowd in mind, like our “Original Cowgirl” shirt above.

We sold out of the short-sleeve red top before the week even started, but I luckily reordered more in time!

Friday’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink Parade


children smiling in Days of 76 parade - Deadwood main streethorses deadwoodkids Deadwood rodeo paradecowgirls in the parade


And of course, we can’t forget to respect our Founding Fathers and the wonderful monument, Mount Rushmore that’s only an hour away!


Mount Rushmore float in Deadwood parade


We can’t forget the mules of the parade either!  Look at those ears!  😀


mules in Deadwood paradepony and his cart in the Deadwood paradebeautiful horses


Familiar Faces From Our Construction Crew!


Kevin in the parade


Everyone meet Kevin (above).  He helped us in the beginning phases of our building renovation.


Paul Larson of Cowboy Country Music in Deadwood parade


This is our contractor, Paul and his horse Squirt.  During the parade he is known as Mr. Bullock dressed to the nines in his Western getup.


man riding a bull

Now that the rodeo is over, it’s time to get prepared for the Sturgis crowd!





See you!