Yee-Haw It's Rodeo Week in Limestone County!
Grab your cowboy hats, pull on your favorite boots, turn up your favorite country song, and get ready for the "Greatest Show on Dirt" as the Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo brings the broncos, bulls, and fun to the Limestone Sheriff's Arena May 18th and 19th.
But the fun doesn't happen on those two days - it's a week-long celebration and an excuse to do a little boot scootin' and yee-hawing with the kids. May 12th is the official kickoff of the Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo with the Grand Marshall's Parade -- with this year's honor bestowed upon ...
Paul Cain, newly retired from the Limestone County Sheriff's Office and the man who made many of the rodeos happen, as well as Paul's wife, Deborah .
The kids will enjoy pony rides and parents will enjoy the great deals on new rodeo duds during the Preston's Western Wear on Monday. Tuesday will be the day to show off your new outfit with the Street Dance and Fashion Show in downtown Athens at the Limestone County Courthouse.
The rodeo's slack day, an extra day for competitions to narrow the competitors for Friday and Saturday's action, will be Thursday at the arena. The big nights with all the fun for the family will be Friday and Saturday with rodeo clowns, chuck wagon races, bouncing broncos, tight turning barrel horses, and mighty and mean bulls challenging the cowboys and cowgirls.
Follow the fun or order tickets at Limestone Sheriff Rodeo at Facebook
May 12, 2018 -- Grand Marshall's Parade
Have a horse, mule, or wagon? You're welcome to come join the parade!
No horse and buggy -- no problem! Come enjoy the parade as it makes it's circuit through west and north Athens.
Lineup begins at 10:00AM at the Limestone Sheriff's Arena (AL-99 on the right past the Elm Street intersection). The parade gets underway at 11:00AM and trots down West Market Street past the Athens Post Office and Athens-Limestone Hospital and into historic downtown Athens. A circuit of the Limestone County Courthouse Square will allow for a chance of viewing before heading north on North Jefferson Street and the left onto Elm Street (Alternate AL-99) passing the Vietnam Veterans Building before turning right and returning to the arena.
Pick your space along the route for a parade of horses, cowboys
May 14, 2018 - Preston's Western Wear Kid's Day
Bring the kids for pony rides and peruse the latest in fashion at North Alabama's premiere western outfitter, Preston's Western Wear (1703 U.S. Highway 72E in Athens). From a variety of washes for your jeans, new boots for your or the kids -- you can be yee-haw ready for the Rodeo Week fun. The fun gets underway at 5:00PM -- so giddy up little pony!
Don't forget your advance purchase tickets while you are at Preston's. Adults: $15.00 Children: $10.00
Pony rides are free to the kids.
May 15, 2018 -- Street Dance and Fashion Show
Get ready for some boot scootin', line dancin' and good ole' family fun and memory making as the Limestone County Courthouse becomes the backdrop for live music with the Jeff Whitlow Band at 6:00PM and a fashion show at 7:00PM with the latest looks for the rodeo or a day in the country.
This event is free and open to the public.
May 18 & 19, 2018 - Rodeo
Get ready for the "Largest Outdoor Rodeo East of the Mississippi" hitting the dirt with barrel racing, break away roping, bronco busting and bull riding. The fun gets underway with the hooves hitting the dirt at 8:00PM each night.
Tickets for adults are $15.00 each and Children are $10.00 each.
Purchase Tickets in advance in person at:
Limestone County Sheriff's Office
101 West Elm Street
Athens, AL 35611
Preston's Western Wear
1703 U.S. Highway 72 East
Athens, AL 35611
Tickets Available Online at at Vendini or Facebook
Limestone Sheriff's Arena
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