Labor Day weekend brings Okeechobee Labor Day Bull Bash

Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association Hosts Professional Bullriding Event

OKEECHOBEE — Hold onto your hats during Labor Day weekend this year because bullriding is back in town! The ‘Okeechobee Labor Day Bull Bash,’ a sanctioned Southern States Bullriders Association (S.S.B.R.) professional event, will take place Saturday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 5, at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s outdoor grandstand arena on U.S. 441 North.

The event will commence at 2:30 p.m. with a flag ceremony to honor rodeo sponsors and arena sponsors, followed by a tribute to the flag of the United States of America and the national anthem sung by Okeechobee Rodeo Princess, Olivia Munn.

The Okeechobee Labor Day Bull Bash promises fun for the whole family, including rodeo clowns and professional bull fighters.

“We are extremely happy to be working with the SSBR and to bring this caliber of bull riding to Okeechobee for our Labor Day show,” said Fritz Brewer, President of the Okeechobee Country Cattlemen’s Association.

Gates open at 1 p.m. with onsite vendors, beverages and concessions. The opening ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. sharp. Tickets for admission are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at Eli’s Western Wear in Okeechobee or online at TheOkeechobeeRodeo.com – the new website for the outdoor grandstand arena.

Following the rodeo, the Okeechobee Country Cattlewomen will host the “Okeechobee Cowtown Hoedown,” a dance, featuring Lee Allcorn & The Long Shot Band. The dance will be held from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. at the Okeechobee Shrine Club. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be purchased at Eli’s Western Wear. More information can be found on the Okeechobee County Cattlewomen’s Facebook page.

The historic Okeechobee Cattlemen’s grandstand rodeo arena is located in the heart of Okeechobee County at 1885 U.S. 441 North, directly off State Road 70.

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