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Frontier Days kicks off in Francis

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

Francis Frontier Days attracts a herd of cowboys and cowgirls eager to win money in competitions that celebrate the American West. Events like hide racing and wild cow milking have thrilled past South Summit crowds.

"The guys get out there and they act like idiots," said Lynette Hallam, a Francis clerk, about the games.

The Labor Day festival is one of Utah’s wildest romps, she said.

"It is more small-town, rather than a professional thing," Hallam said. "We do have some pretty good crowds, but it’s not so big that you can’t enjoy it."

Frontier Days begins today and continues through Monday with softball and horse shoe tournaments at the Francis Town Park/Rodeo Grounds at 2317 South Spring Hollow Road.

Saturday’s activities also include:

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Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Open horse show from 8 a.m. to noon

Arts and crafts booths from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kids Karnival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Draft horse pulls at 1 p.m.

Parade on State Road 35 at 5 p.m.

Barbecue from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rodeo at 7 p.m.

Fireworks after the rodeo

Events slated Monday include:

Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Arts and crafts booths from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids Karnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Junior rodeo at 10:30 a.m.

Kid scrambles after the junior rodeo

Battle of the Bulls at 2 p.m.

Most of the activities are scheduled at Francis Town Park.