Wranglers Campground will host the 19th Annual Primitive Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18 at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The rodeo is open to the public. Admission is $10 ages 13-59, $8 ages 60+, $6 ages 7-12, and free for children 6 and under. A family pack option is also available for $25 which includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food vendors will be available; coolers are not allowed.
Enjoy half-price camping on Friday and Saturday at Wranglers. Woodlands Nature Station staff will present an animal program at 11am on Saturday in the campground pavilion. Additionally, kids of all ages can play games and make crafts from 12-2pm.
“The rodeo is a family friendly event that allows folks to watch local cowboys and cowgirls compete in one of our nation’s oldest sports,” says Jamey Thweatt, Manager at Wranglers Campground. “Crossland Rodeo Company from Eddyville, Kentucky brings the rodeo to visitors at Land Between The Lakes. Kids get to meet the rodeo bullfighters and clowns beginning at 6pm, see ‘Wild Together Trick Riders’ during the rodeo, and kids 8 and younger can even join in the calf scramble.”
Events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, calf scramble (8yrs. and under – no entry fee), steer wrestling, cowgirls barrel race, team roping, youth barrel racing (can enter both days at rodeo), bull riding, Jr. bull riding, and ribbon roping. Competitors may register on Monday, July 13, from 6-9pm (CST) only. For rough stock call 270-625-6532. For all others call 270-227-4400 or 217-972-2207.
Photo Credit: Land Between the Lakes