The Western Fest Stampede Rodeo begins today at Lee Mar Ranch on U.S. Highway 212 West in Granite Falls and runs through Saturday. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with performances held all three nights at 7:30 p.m. regardless of rain. Every day will entail seven rodeo acts, including bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel racing. Rodeo tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Other events includes a street dance with live music and a Miss Western Fest Pageant.