Lake City And Top Rail Saddle Club Celebrate 60 Years Of Western Days This Weekend

This coming weekend marks six decades of the Top Rail Saddle Club’s Western Days Rodeo in Lake City, and organizers are planning for the event to be bigger and better than ever to celebrate the occasion. The fun gets underway Friday night with a youth pool party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the aquatic center and live music from the Jay Clyde Band from 8 p.m. to midnight in the town square. Lake City Betterment Director, Mackenzie Gorden, says activities continue bright and early on Saturday morning.

Most of the attractions will shut down around 3 p.m. to give everyone a break before the rodeo. Saturday’s show begins at 7:30 p.m., immediately followed by a fireworks display and live music from Henry and the Haymakers, and then Big Daddy Addy takes the stage at the Wright Place. Gorden says the rodeo will appeal to veteran and amateur fans alike.

Gorden adds they have plenty of activities lined up for people not planning to attend the rodeo, including the vendor show on Saturday, which has more than 60 vendors lined up to attend and the Kenny Schleisman Memorial Tractor Pull on Sunday morning. Gorden says they have added a new event to Sunday’s schedule this year: the First Annual Bags Tournament

Teams can register online or at Lake City businesses for $20 per pair. For more information and a full schedule of activities, visit the Western Days Facebook page, a link to which can be found included with this story on our website.


Friday, June 28th

7 p.m.—9 p.m.:             Kid Pool Party (Ages 8-19) at LC Aquatic Center

8 p.m.—12 p.m.:           Jay Clyde Band/Street Dance at town square

Saturday, June 29th

            8 a.m.—10:30 a.m.:      Legion Breakfast at Community Building

8 a.m.—3 p.m.:             Vendors, Food Trucks and Inflatables Open

8:30 a.m.:                     Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Fun Run

9:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.:   FREE Face Painting on the Square

10:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.: FREE Pony Rides & Conservation Station on the Square

12 p.m.:                       Parade registration at Goins Park

1:30 p.m.:                    Parade starts

7:30 p.m.:                    Rodeo starts with Fireworks and live music to follow

Sunday, June 30th

8 a.m.—11 a.m.:           Top Rail Saddle Club Breakfast

10 a.m.:                        Second Annual Kenny Schleisman Memorial Tractor Pull

11:30 a.m.:                   Worship on the Square

12 p.m.:                       First Annual Bags Tournament at Goins Park

6 p.m.:                         Rodeo at the Rodeo Grounds


Confirmed Vendor List


Addison James Boutique

AJ American Pride

All Stacked Up

ART Love to Create

Bath Fitter

Bath Treats by Meridee

Blossom St Honey

Candies & More

Chamique Sliders

Chicken Coupe

CJ Crafts

Colby Creates

Color Street

Courtney’s Creations

Damsel in Defense

Double M Concessions

Feed Shed Catering

Goodness From The Goats

Gorden’s Garden

Hacsaw Forge & Design

Honey Hill Creative

House of Ceramics


Jeanne’s Mixing Bowl Creations

K&E Beads


Lil’ Lucy’s Boutique


Matilda Jane Clothing

Melissa’s Frame of Mind

New Again


Pampered Chef


Party Time Mixes

Perfectly Posh

Pipe Dreams

PNB goodies-Bitzy Britches

Pruvit Ketones

Pure Romance

Rag Rugs by Denny D

Sara’s Cupcakes


Sease Paw Spa

Shay’s Country Creations

Simply Said

Simply Sweet-Premier Jewelry

Steeped Tea

Sweet Treats By K & B

The Craft Owl

The Soapy Goat Lady


Touchstone Crystal By Swarovski

Traveling Vineyard

Tropical Sno


Turtle’s Corner

Usborne Books

Vintage Pearl Apparel

Wilted Daisy Boutique

Woodlawn Church