The 52nd Annual Jim Bowie Days Rodeo starts on Thursday at the Jim Bowie Arena, with the United Professional Rodeo Association/Texas Rodeo Association sanctioned event starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 with performances running Thursday through Saturday.
Each night there will be a FFA Calf Scramble during the performance, made up of a four person team from the different FFA Chapters in the county. The top payout will go to the top three teams. Slack will follow the main performance.
On Friday and Saturday T-N-T Rodeo Company will provide stock at the event. T-N-T Rodeo raises and breeds much of its own stock, and the operation has been in business since 1985. The stock contractor has enjoyed a strong relationship with Jim Bowie Days for the past two decades.
All three nights will begin with mutton bustin’. The top three contestants from the first two nights will compete on Saturday. The top two riders will be awarded a buckle. Entries for mutton bustin’ will be call-in only to Charmie Sanders at 940-366-2812 from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.
On Saturday, the crowning of the 2018 Jim Bowie Days Queen and Little Miss will take place. Following the rodeo on Saturday there will be a rodeo dance with Steve Bounds and the Simply Honky Tonk Band with dancing. Admission for this will be $10 at the door of the community center.
To read more, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.