How PROFESSIONAL RODEO benefits our community and our kids!
This year the Rusk County Rodeo Committee, a team now made up of the Rusk County Rodeo Association and the Henderson Lions Club, will celebrate 26 years of raising funds to benefit Rusk County youth. Every year The Rusk County Rodeo Association presents thousands of dollars to Rusk County graduating seniors to help them with college costs and the Lion's Club holds camps, vision programs, after school programs and commits to many other Lions Club charities with proceeds from the Black Gold Stampede.
To grow charitable opportunities the Black Gold Stampede now includes vendor and fan zones, better concessions and may even host a live band or two this year! Besides fund raising, community events help our families and kids develop solid and healthy relationships. We've shortened this years rodeo to 2 days but have added all kinds of family fun. Come out early and participate in the pre-rodeo events that start at 5:30 pm each night.
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Families who Play Together Stay Together
No better way to develop relationships with your spouse and the kids than putting the phone down and sharing clean, wholesome fun that is filled with drama, wrecks, speed and celebrations. Join us as we invite the kids right down in the arena to be cowboys and cowgirls to compete in the sheep and calf scramble and show their cowboy grit in the mutton bustin'.
PRE-Purchase YOUR TICKETS
As always discount tickets will be available at Henderson Boot Barn or Henderson Area Chamber if purchased by noon on Thursday prior to the first performance. This is the perfect opportunity to get into the rodeo grounds faster and cheaper as you get the benefit of a Pre-purchased ticket line. Visiting Boot Barn will also give you the chance to purchase the perfect rodeo wear for an evening or three at the Rusk County Expo Center and Phillip Davis arena!
KIDS EXPERIENCE RODEO
We want families to experience the animals, the excitement and the adrenaline that cowboys and cowgirls experience every day so the Black Gold Stampede offers mutton bustin, calf and sheep scrambles , pony rides and the chance to meet farm animals first hand. If you are up for a more real rodeo ride we'll have a mechanical bull! For adults we may even have a thing or two just for you!