Hoedown time: Gay rodeo in Denver this weekend

On the heels of Pridefest, the Colorado Gay Rodeo rolls into town this weekend at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

 The rodeo kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday and will feature a hoedown on both July 12 and 13.  

 The mission of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) includes “promoting, in a positive way, the GLBTQ country western lifestyle,” according to the Colorado chapter’s Web site.   

 The metro area is also home to this year’s IGRA Finals Rodeo, which takes place Oct. 10 through 12 at Denver’s National Western Complex.