Before the ranch rodeo are events to celebrate the first ever Junction City Days. The evening of June 22, the Custer PTO will serve dinner from 5-7 p.m. Kids, including kids at heart, can participate in laser tag, bingo, or the Foundation's Corn Hole tournament. The Corn Hole boards were made by Custer 8th grade shop class students.
The morning of the June 23rd is a free pancake breakfast from the Peg-A-Way 4-H club at Junction City Memorial Park from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A wild event, where decorating is highly encouraged, runs down main street at 10 a.m. the Bed Races are not to be missed. Followed by the parade at 11 a.m. The ranch rodeo begins at 2 p.m. When the dirt settles in the arena, the Junction City Saloon hosts a street dance until the wee hours of the night.
Gate admission is by donation. Proceeds from the gate go towards the arena upkeep and improvements. In 2008, the rodeo committee decided to take action towards the weakening arena. Community members, contestants, friends and families have dedicated their effort and time to various improvement projects.
To get to the Custer Arena, turn north off I-94 at Custer, cross the Yellowstone River, continue half a mile, turn left on Buffalo Creek Road.