Old Fort Days Rodeo Begins

The Old Fort Days Rodeo kicked off Monday (May 27) with a parade down Fort Smith’s Garrison Avenue.

The annual tradition will include hundreds of horses, horse-drawn wagons, and floats.

Korean War era Veteran Bob Cole was the Grand Marshal for the event.

The Old Fort Days Rodeo begins with the world’s largest grand entry Monday at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://oldfortdaysrodeo.com

Schedule of Events:

Monday, May 27 – WRANGLER NATIONAL PATRIOT NIGHT

10:00a.m. – Old Fort Days Rodeo Parade:

Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. Featuring Grand Marshal Korean War era Veteran Bob Cole

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.:

Muttin’ Bustin’ Qualifying Event: Hugh Hardin Arena – Kay Rodgers Park, Fort Smith, AR

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.:

Choctaw Casino Stage Performances

7:00p.m. – Opening performance of the 80th Annual Old Fort Days Rodeo:

Harper Stadium – Kay Rodgers Park, Fort Smith, AR.

Don’t miss the largest Grand Entry of the week; Wrangler National Patriot Night honoring veterans; Mike Mathis, NFR rodeo announcer; Funny Man and Professional Rodeo Clown, Lecile Harris; bullfighters Clay Collins and Travis Adams; and the rough stock and livestock of J Bar J Inc.; Nightly performances by the Old Fort Days Dandies; Muttin’ Bustin’ and the Lecile Harris Dance contest for youngsters.

Tuesday, May 28 – $5.00 FAMILY NIGHT – Dodge RAM rodeo night

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m:

Muttin’ Bustin’ Qualifying Event: Hugh Hardin Arena – Kay Rodgers Park, Fort Smith, AR

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.:

Choctaw Casino Stage Performances

7:00p.m. – Rodeo Grand Entry

7:30p.m. – Rodeo Performance:

Family Night, all tickets $5 each and $6.00 Chuck Wagon BBQ Meal tickets.

Wednesday, May 29 – $5.00 FAMILY NIGHT – Wrangler night

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.:

Muttin’ Bustin’ Qualifying Event: Hugh Hardin Arena – Kay Rodgers Park, Fort Smith, AR

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.:

Choctaw Casino Stage Performances

7:00p.m. – Rodeo Grand Entry

7:30p.m. – Rodeo Performance:

Family Night, all tickets $5 each and $6.00 Chuck Wagon BBQ Meal tickets.

 

Thursday, May 30 – Super Kids Rodeo

Feeding Hope at the Rodeo Night

$2.00 OFF your ticket with any non-perishable food item or canned good.

8:00a.m. – Lecile Harris/Everett O’Neil Scholarship
“Spikes & Spurs” Golf Tournament
:

River Valley Golf Course, Alma, AR; for reservations or information, contact Julie Bugg at 479-783-8979 or 479-629-8979 or visit www.oldfortdaysrodeo.com

5:00p.m. – Super Kids Rodeo:

Youngsters with special needs get the opportunity to experience rodeo events in the arena with professional cowboys. They ride ponies, rope steer dummies and climb aboard teeter-totter bulls.

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.:

Muttin’ Bustin’ Qualifying Event: Hugh Hardin Arena – Kay Rodgers Park, Fort Smith, AR

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Choctaw Casino Performances

7:00p.m. – Rodeo Grand Entry

7:30p.m. – Rodeo Performance

Friday, May 31 – Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Muttin’ Bustin’ Qualifying Event:

Hugh Hardin Arena – Kay Rodgers Park, Fort Smith, AR

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.:

Choctaw Casino Stage Performances

7:00p.m. – Rodeo Grand Entry

7:30p.m. – Rodeo Performance & Tough Enough to Wear Pink:

$1 from every ticket sold goes to Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House and everyone should wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Even contestants will cowboy up and wear pink. Silent auction ends.

Saturday, June 1 – Electric Cowboy Night

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Muttin’ Bustin’ Qualifying Event:

Hugh Hardin Arena – Kay Rodgers Park, Fort Smith, AR

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Choctaw Casino Stage Performances

7:00p.m. – Rodeo Grand Entry

7:30p.m. – Final Rodeo Performance

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