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. More than 36 million people identify themselves as fans of Pro Rodeo, and many of them attend PRCA-sanctioned rodeos around the country annually. According to the Sports Business Daily, rodeo is seventh in overall attendance for major sporting events, ahead of golf and tennis.
We hope you tuned in to the CBS Sports Network & watched the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from Las Vegas in December. The NFR 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 2018 Rodeo including Tim O’Connell, Jake Brown, Bill Tutor, Jacobs Crawley, Cody DeMoss & Heath DeMoss.
For more information about the PRCA and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, visit www.prorodeo.com .
Wednesday January 17, 2018: Family Night / Little Miss & Mister Homestead Rodeo 2018 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, 2018 Homestead Rodeo Queen coronation. Admission is FREE. (CLICK HERE FOR CONTEST PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION)
Thursday January 18, 2018: 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 19, 2018: “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 benefiting 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 five-time 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 “Backflip” Johnny Dudley. 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 event continues to be a crowd favorite.
Saturday January 20, 2018: The Free Rodeo Parade (DETAILS) through Historic Downtown Homestead begins at 10 am. This year’s parade theme is “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”. An after-parade event in Losner Park is planned, with details to be confirmed shortly. 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 here.
The Blue Jean Ball; After-Rodeo Dinner Dance at the Sally Woods Harris Field Pavilion is being put on by Homestead Soroptimist this year. Tickets are available online at sihomestead.com.
Sunday January 21, 2018: The final day of the 2018 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.