The 69th Annual PRCA Homestead Championship Rodeo and Rodeo Days Events
The Homestead Championship Rodeo is an annual tradition that grew out of a group of seventeen founding members who wanted to showcase this unique western sporting event. It is one of the oldest annual professional sporting events in South Florida and the only PRCA Rodeo in Miami-Dade County. Our rodeo is one of nearly 600 sanctioned annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). The PRCA is the largest and oldest rodeo-sanctioning body in the world; ensuring that every event is managed with fairness and competence and that the livestock used is healthy and cared for to the highest standards. The PRCA has 4.7 million loyal attendees across the USA.
We hope you watched the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas, December 1stth through 10th, 2016 on the CBS Sports Network channel. This is the World Series / Super Bowl of professional Rodeo. We’re expecting some of the PRCA’s brightest stars from the WNFR to also be contestants at our upcoming Rodeo for 2017. Some of the Top 50 contestants tentatively scheduled to compete include Tim O’Connell, Winn Ratliff, Jake Brown, Shane O’Connell, Jacobs Crawley, Isaac Diaz, Bradley Harter, Cody DeMoss, Sterling Crawley, Chet Johnson, Nat Stratton, Curtis Garton, Cooper Dewitt, Kaylee Bass & Fallon Taylor.
For more information about the PRCA and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, visit www.prorodeo.com .
Missed last year’s Rodeo? Here’s last year’s (2017) Schedule Of Events.
Please visit again for the 2018 Schedule.
Wednesday January 18, 2017: Family Night / Little Miss & Mister Homestead Rodeo 2017 Contest at Sally Woods Harris Field Pavilion. 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Family fun, kid’s dance performances & Country D.J. line dancing, charity raffle, food & snacks available, 2017 Homestead Rodeo Queen coronation. Admission is FREE.
Thursday January 19, 2017: HRA Books & Bronc’s Literacy Program Kid’s Day Field Trip to the arena. First grade classes from several Homestead schools visit the arena for an exclusive performance & firsthand look at the sport of rodeo. 9 am to 12:30 pm.
The Mechanical Bull “Buck Off” Competition and Rodeo Bingo at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena runs 5 pm to 10 pm. Teams and solo riders compete for the title & trophy. Rodeo Bingo will benefit three local charities. PRCA Rodeo announcer Wayne Brooks is scheduled to be part of the festivities. Spectator admission is FREE.
Friday January 20, 2017: “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” Night at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena. The opening performance starts at 8 pm & should run to 10:30 pm. We continue to raise breast cancer awareness and funds benefitting a local breast cancer charity. Everyone is encouraged to wear Pink to show their support. (More info at www.toughenoughtowearpink.com.) We are honored to have 2005, 2010, 2013 & 2014 PRCA Announcer of the Year Wayne Brooks as our rodeo announcer again this year. He is one of the best in the business! The PRCA specialty act, rodeo clown & barrelman for all three rodeo performances will be Trent McFarland. Our own Homestead Everglades Posse Precision Mounted Drill Team round out each performance as well. We’ll continue the WPRA Junior Division barrel racing as part of our three performances which we added to our rodeo in 2013. This has become a crowd favorite.
Saturday January 21, 2017: Note: the Free Rodeo Parade through Historic Downtown Homestead will begin at 10 am this year! This year’s parade theme is “Rodeo Clownin’ Around.” The rodeo performance at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena begins at 2 pm. Also scheduled to perform a parachute jump into the arena are the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team. Find them on Facebook at US Army Golden Knights & see their website at www.goarmy.com/events/golden-knights.html
Sunday January 22, 2017: The final day of the 2017 Rodeo performance at Harris Field Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena begins at 2pm. This performance is a salute the Men and Women of our Armed Forces. Our goal is to help raise funds and awareness for a local military related charity. Rodeo fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue & make a small donation to a local military charity. Again scheduled to perform a parachute jump into the arena are the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.
Note: The running order of each daily PRCA rodeo event performance is determined by the stock contractor and not published in advance.
Rodeo After Party
Saturday, January 21, 2017