Rodeo on tap this weekend in Brewton
Children need to get there early to sign up for the Mutton Bustin' bronco event each night
October 7, 2021
After canceling in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Brewton Chamber of Commerce is bringing back its PCA rodeo this weekend with large crowds expected.
The rodeo will be held Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Brewton Municipal Arena, located at O'Bannon Park. Gates will open at 6 p.m. each day with events beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets at the gate will be $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Cash only will be accepted at the gate. Adult advance tickets can be purchased for $10 until 5 p.m. today (Thursday) by going to http://www.brewtonchamber.com.
Clay Lisenby, chamber chairperson for the rodeo, said due to the high demand two years ago and expected high demand this year, each night will kick off with the Mutton Bustin' event. The Mutton Bustin' allows children under 50 pounds to come out of the gate riding wooly sheep. Entry fee is $5 and children can register prior to the event each night.
“It was a great success two years ago so we decided to begin each night with the event,” Lisenby said of the Mutton Button.
Lisenby said in checking with other cities who were forced to cancel rodeos last year due to COVID, crowds have sometimes doubled this year.
“I've talked to some who said they broke attendance records this year,” Lisenby said.
In addition to the rodeo action, several food vendors will be on hand both nights. Riders of all ages will also have a chance to ride a mechanical bull.
Rodeo riders will be vying for $4,000 in cash prizes in a variety of rodeo events throughout the night.
For more information visit http://www.brewtonchamber.com.