Ready for the Rodeo!
Despite the issues created by COVID-19, Wendy Strothers, chair for the Polk County Rodeo, says this year is as strong as ever, hence the theme for this year’s rodeo, Polk County Strong.
“I’ve got to say thank you to our sponsors, they have really come through for us this year, despite the hardships everyone is facing,” Strothers said. “This year has been hard, but this town has really supported our rodeo and it is greatly appreciated.”
The event line up includes:
Mini Pony Races, nightly -16 and under – teams of three, three teams a night. $15 dollar entry fee per team. Teams supply the lead rope and halter. Enter when you get there
Miniature Bronc Riding, nightly – enter when you get there, $15 a person
Mutton Buston, nightly, starts at 7:30, sign in by 7 p.m. 60 lbs and under, 1$5 entry fee. Average buckle awarded on Saturday.
Junior Barrels – 17 and under, sign up when you get there, $25 entry fee – Average buckle awarded Saturday night.
Funny man will be Chase “Crash” Pitman, from Forman, AR
Friday at 9 a.m. handicapable, free to participants and spectators
Parade at 6 p.m. on Friday on Mena Street, starting at courthouse. Anyone that rides a horse in the parade will get in free to ride in the grand entry on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Rodeo Royalty winners announced Saturday night at Rodeo