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Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo returns to Bonifay – WMBB – mypanhandle.com

BONIFAY, Fla. (WMBB) — The 77th annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo is again.

The gates open at 5:30 Thursday night for the weekend-long occasion.

All the hottest rodeo occasions will probably be occurring: calf-roping, bull-riding, barrel racing, and even mutton bustin’. However there are additionally specialty acts like bike jumpers and rodeo clowns.

Greater than 250 cowboys and cowgirls will compete with the objective to wind up in Las Vegas for the Nationwide Finals Rodeo.

Nationally-known Rodeo Announcer Greg Simas mentioned they stay up for coming to the Holmes County Excessive Faculty Soccer Discipline as a result of it’s completely different than most rodeo venues.

“It’s distinctive, and that’s one factor I like about our western heritage is that we aren’t attempting to take away the historical past from our sport,” Simas mentioned. “Bonifay is entrenched in historical past and heritage proper right here in Holmes County and it’s superb to be again on the grass. Solely three rodeos within the nation are on grass.”

Simas mentioned the rodeo nearly bought out final 12 months. He mentioned to get tickets before they are gone. Final 12 months, Saturday was standing-room solely.

Thursday is youngsters’ evening. Youngsters underneath the age of 10 years previous will get in without spending a dime accompanied by a paying grownup. There will probably be a parade starting at 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon adopted by ‘Army Appreciation Evening.’ Saturday highlights Most cancers Consciousness.

There may be additionally the choice to lease out a campsite. Go to the National Championship Rodeo’s website for extra info on tenting.

All proceeds from the rodeo occasions return to the Holmes County group.

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