This years 81st Rodeo and Reunion Entertainment

2017's XIT performing artists below


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PRCA PRO RODEO ANNOUNCER: Kelly Kenney

Since 2001 Kenney has had the opportunity to work many great rodeos and with some of pro rodeos most talented acts and entertainers. Kenney gives great credit to those many people along his journey who seen a talent in this small town country boy from Missouri. Kenney has finally found his home behind the mic. Now Kenney announces PRCA Rodeos full time working approximately 30-40 events each year.


Parade Information


This years theme.... "Past, Present, Future."

Date on parade to be announced soon!!!

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Dick Barber

Dick Barber was born on December 11, 1941 in Los Angeles California. He went to college at Price College in Amarillo Texas and graduated in 1960. It is there that he met his wife Rosie. Rosie and Dick first met in the fall of 1958 at Price College. They got married on May 31 st , 1961. After college Dick moved back home and partnered with his father in the Barber Oil Company. Their shop was located near the Subway Sandwich shop today at the intersection of Highway 385 and Highway 54 in Dalhart. Dick and Rosie had four wonderful children that now reside in Amarillo, Tulsa, and Austin. They are also proud grandparents to 7 amazing and active grandchildren. The XIT Rodeo and Reunion are in Mr. Barber's blood. His farther, Hugh Ed Barber, was on the board of directors from 1966 to 1968. Dick can remember growing up at the rodeo arena helping his father split wood and mow the grounds. Dick Barber was on the board from 1971 to 1973. While on the board he served as the treasurer/watermelon director in 1971 and president for his last two years. During his tenor on the board Dick and fellow directors accomplished many tasks that still serve the rodeo board and community today. Most notably, while on the board Dick was a part of ditching a new water line from the city pool to the rodeo arena when the rodeo grounds ran out of water in 1971. His third year on the board they served more than 26,000 plates of BBQ on Saturday and counted more than 3,000 horses in the arena for the grand entry. Dick and Rosie Barber are proud supporters of the XIT Rodeo and Reunion Tradition. They are living examples of community support and dedication that make this event possible year end and year out. The current board of directors wants to thank Mr. Dick Barber for his service to this great organization and his acceptance of this honorable position as the 80 th XIT Parade Grand Marshall!

Stock Contractor for XIT Rodeo And Reunion



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Sponsors to be announced this week



Free BBQ

The Texas Bucket List Video - XIT Rodeo and Reunion BBQ

Saturday, August 6th

Check out the video below showcasing our XIT Rodeo and Reunion BBQ...
also check out their site here -
The Texas Bucket List


Volunteers are always welcomed... Here are some times and dates

Day 1 - New Date Coming Soon EVENT:
Wood Stacking
TIME:
One Oclock PM
LOCATION:
BBQ pit area which is just east of Rodeo Arena and Antique Tractor Pulls
Day 2 - Friday
New Date Coming Soon
EVENT:
Fire Lighting
TIME:
12:30 in the AM
LOCATION:
BBQ pit
Day 2 - Friday
New Date Coming Soon
EVENT:
Meat Wrapping
TIME:
Six Oclock in the AM
LOCATION:
Vogel Brothers Shop (HWY 54 east behind Elm Tree Office Center)
Day 2 - Friday
New Date Coming Soon
EVENT:
Load The Pit
TIME:
One Oclock PM
LOCATION:
BBQ pit......(this is when we put the meat on the fire to cook)
Day 3 - Saturday
New Date Coming Soon
EVENT:
UnLoad The Pit
TIME:
Two Oclock PM
LOCATION:
BBQ pit......(this is when we put the meat out of the pit)

BBQ Serving Lines Open at 4 Oclock PM....... FREE FOODS

Exact date for BBQ coming soon