Tickets on sale now for Cattleman’s Rodeo

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016

If folks get as many kicks out of the Pike County Cattlemen’s PCA Rodeo this weekend as they do watching local celebrities ride the mechanical bull at 11 a.m. Friday at Santa Fe, then it’s going to be one whale of a rodeo.

The rodeo will kick off at 7:30 Friday night at Cattleman Park with a super lineup of cowboys and cowgirls from all across the Southeast, said B.B. Palmer, Cattleman Park director.

“We’ll have all of the main rodeo events – bronc busting, barrel racing, steer wrestling, bareback ridin’, calf roping, team roping, breakaway roping and, everybody’s favorite, bull riding,” Palmer said.

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The gates will open at 5 p.m. so rodeo fans can mount and ride the mechanical bull, the pony ride and shopping with the many different vendors. Halftime at the Friday night rodeo will feature activities for the Little Buckaroos.

Gates at the Saturday night rodeo will open at 4 with the Western Festival for Kids getting underway at 5 p.m.

“We’ll have stick horses races, steer head roping, mutton bustin’ and the Little Buckaroo dress up contest,” Palmer said. “On the outside, we’ll have wagon and buggy rides at no extra cost.”

Palmer said the action in the rodeo arena will provide fun and excitement for the entire family.

“Rodeo is good, clean family fun and we invite everybody to come out Friday night and then come back on Saturday night,” he said. “We’ll have fun and excitement every night.  Tickets for the 24th Annual Pike County Cattlemen’s PCA Rodeo are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children under the six are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets are available at the Piggly Wiggly stores in Troy and Brundidge, Walker’s Western Wear, Troy Bank & Trust main location and Cattleman Park. For more information or advance ticket purchases, email