Jack County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo coming up next week
A Jack County tradition is “slowly on its way” to coming together for another year.
The 61st Annual Jack County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo is scheduled June 2-4 at the Arena west of Jacksboro on U.S. Highway 380. Junior Mower with the Sheriff’s Posse said things are beginning to come together and he expects another great rodeo.
“It’s beginning to come together,” Mower said in a Tuesday interview. “We are expecting around 2-300 participants when it’s all said and done.
The rodeo festivities begin Tuesday, May 31, when tryouts for Mutton busting are held at 6 p.m. at the arena. Participants must be ages 6 and younger and weigh less than 50 pounds. The cost to tryout is $15 with the top 15 riders having the opportunity to ride before a nightly performance of the rodeo which begins at 8 p.m. To register for tryouts, call 507-0067.
Thursday, the annual rodeo parade begins at 5 p.m. with the Lions Club sponsoring a Fish Fry on the courthouse lawn from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Performances each night will last about two hours and include eight events including saddle bronc, bare back riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping, break-a-way roping, steer wrestling and barrels.
Friday night is designated Pink Night with one of half of gate sales that night going to local cancer charities.
Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children at the gate.