The 3rd Annual “Branding Iron” Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed is today (6/18) from 5pm to 9pm in downtown Billings.  The event is held in the parking lot of The Rex at 2401 Montana Ave.  This annual event is a charity fundraiser with all proceeds equally divided between:  The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall & Wall of Fame College Scholarship Fund and The Chase Hawks Memorial Association Community Crisis Fund.

Ranches across South Eastern Montana have been busy branding the past few weeks and collecting Rocky Mountain Oysters—aka Cowboy Caviar, Montana Tendergroins, Prairie Oysters, Swinging Sirloin, Huevos del Toro or Calf Fries.  Close to 9,000 of these true delicacies of the American West available.

Admission is just $5 per person; that includes a serving of  Rocky Mountain Oysters and your entry into a drawing for a 2011 Branding Iron T-shirt and lunch for two at the Rex.  Festivities include a live auction and live country music featuring “Cooper & the Crowd Thinners.” 

There will be a rifle raffle at 7:15 for a Model 94 Winchester donated by Jeff Barth of Montana Flooring.  This classic 30/30 carbine with saddle ring and the large John Wayne style loop was manufactured in 1927.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and you do not need to be present to win. 

More information on line at www.chasehawks.com or www.montanaprorodeo.org