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Bull riding event offers "Cowboy Lunch"

BEMIDJI - A "Cowboy Lunch" is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Marketplace Foods as part of the upcoming Bud Light Bull Riding Challenge shows this weekend.

The lunch event will offer a chance to see a bull, meet bull riders and rodeo clowns and entertainer Johnny "Backflip" Dudley.

In addition, there will be kids' games.

Lunch proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji.

The Bull Riding Challenge, sponsored by Bemidji Chrysler Center, will have shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Sanford Center.

Tickets for the shows are available at the event center ticket office, Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at