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Phillipsburg, Kan. Celebrating 84th Year of Rodeo

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An annual tradition returns to Phillipsburg in August.

Kansas Biggest Rodeo will run August 1-3 north of town at the rodeo grounds.

The event, which has taken place since 1929, attracts about 15,000 people to town over its three day run and is a big social event. Phillipsburg resident Mike Erhart said, "It's a time to get together, and to enjoy each other. It's a big family event, and a big boost for our economy."

New to the rodeo this year are its clown and specialty act. Justin Rumford, Ponca City, Okla., will be rodeo clown and barrelman. He's the 2012 PRCA Clown of the Year. Kenny Petet's chuckwagon races will be this year's specialty act.

Tickets go on sale July 1 at Heritage Insurance in Phillipsburg. Reserved ticket prices are $15 for adults and $11 for kids ages three to twelve. General admission ticket prices are $13 for adults and $10 for kids. Tickets can be purchased by calling 785.543.2448 with a major credit card or by stopping at the store, 685 Third Street.

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