Special to Atmore News
The Monroeville / Monroe County Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Monroeville announce plans for the second annual Monroe County Rodeo. This year’s rodeo, with Grand Buckle Sponsor South Alabama Kubota and Rental, will be held on August 12 and 13 in Frisco City on Snider Avenue.
The NCPRA (National Cowboy Pro Rodeo Association) sanctioned event, will be contracted by 5T Rodeo Company which is managed by world champion calf roper and Mississippi Hall of Fame inductee Herbert Theriot.
“We are excited to welcome the rodeo to Monroe County for the second year in a row,” said Debbi Jinright, President of the Kiwanis Club of Monroeville. “Our Kiwanis mission is to serve the children of the world. We are glad to bring a family-friendly event to our community and to reinvest our share of the proceeds in child-focused programs.”
Chamber Board President Noel Dunnam said, “We would like to thank our many rodeo sponsors for supporting the event. We couldn’t provide the quality entertainment without them.”
The Monroe County Rodeo will provide fun for the whole family with gates opening nightly at 6 p.m. An assortment of food vendors and a mechanical bull will be onsite nightly. Muttin’ Bustin’ (children riding sheep) will start at 7 p.m. both nights. Kids aged 4-8 years old and weigh no more than 60 pounds who would like to participate should contact the Chamber office to pre-register for muttin’ bustin’ before August 5. Waiver forms can be found at monroecountyal.com or picked up from the Chamber office.
The rodeo will begin at 8 p.m. with traditional rodeo competitions scheduled including barrel racing, team roping, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, breakaway roping, and bareback riding. Other entertainment will be provided by horse trick rider Shelby Clift. A family-friendly clown will also be onsite to entertain the crowd. The evening will conclude with th main event competition of bull riding.
Rodeo tickets are on sale now and are $15 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Kids 3 and under will be allowed to attend the event free of charge.
“I strongly suggest that people purchase their tickets early before the rodeo weekend,” Chamber Executive Director Penelope Hines said. “We will have two separate lines this year at the arena gate. Those with prepaid tickets will be in the fast-track line at the entrance.”
Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: South Alabama Kubota, Monroeville Area YMCA, Southern Farm Supply, Frisco City Co-op, Bonehead Boots, and the Chamber of Commerce office. Rodeo t-shirts are also on sale at the Chamber office: adult sizes $20 and kid sizes $15. The rodeo t-shirts as well as other assorted items will be available for purchase at the rodeo as well.
For more information, contact the Monroe County Chamber office at (251) 743-2879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.