Western Festival now offering free admission for children

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first_imgLatest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Plans for vacation rental home in the works Soon, visitors to Troy with have a brand new option when deciding where to stay: a newly renovated vacation home…. read more The Buck-A-Roo contest is so informal the young cowboys and cowgirls won’t even realize they are in a contest.“The judges will just walk around during the Festival. Then, they will get together and decide which kids are best-dressed as cowboys and cowgirls,” Whatley said. “They will narrow it down and finally choose the Buck-A-Roos.”The winners of the Buck-A-Roo contest will be presented to the rodeo audience at intermission and will also represent the Cattlemen in the Nutter Butter Parade at the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge the last Saturday in October.The Benton Brothers and Company will be in concert at the Western Festival from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. and the parents of the kids will be well entertained, Whatley said.“Those who enjoy bluegrass gospel music at its best will want to come early Saturday and enjoy the Benton Brothers and Company.”The Pike County Cattlemen’s PCA Rodeo Weekend opens 7 p.m. tonight at Cattleman Park. The Sweet Young’Uns will perform following the rodeo. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children ages six and under will be admitted free.Tickets for the Saturday night rodeo will be $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advanced tickets are available at Walkers Western Wear, Cattleman Park, TB&T locations and Brundidge/Troy Piggly Wiggly. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Western Festival is an opportunity for affordable family fun, and it’s also an opportunity to introduce kids to rodeo.Rodeo is great entertainment, and it’s as American as it gets, said Ed Whatley, executive director of the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association.“We want kids to know about the rodeo and learn to enjoy it at an early age so they will be the rodeo fans of the future,” he said. By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Western Festival now offering free admission for childrencenter_img Book Nook to reopen The Western Festival will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday in the arena. The gates open at 4:30.“The Cattlemen have an afternoon of Western fun planned for the kids,” Whatley said. “Kids have always liked to play cowboys and this is an opportunity for them to play cowboys ‘for real.’ They can participate in stick horse races. They can rope stationary steer heads and they can even try mutton bustin’. I don’t know of many kids that wouldn’t like to try to ride a buckin’ bronco. Mutton bustin’ is the next best thing.”There will also be free wagon and buggy rides outside the arena. The pony rides and the mechanical bull are not part of the Western Festival and there will be a charge to ride those.“A special event of the Western Festival on Saturday will be the Buck-A-Roo contest,” Whatley said. “It’s encouragement for the kids to come dressed in their Western attire.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Published 9:48 pm Thursday, August 21, 2014 The best things in life are free.The Pike County Cattlemen know and believe that. They are offering free admission to elementary school-aged children at the Western Festival at the Cattlemen’s PCA Rodeo Saturday night at Cattleman Park.About 3,700 free-admission tickets have been distributed at area schools. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids and enjoy family Saturday night at the rodeo. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more