One of the best of over 65 rodeos held east of the Mississippi River (according to the American Professional Rodeo Association) will come to Columbia County once again beginning this week, as the 34th annual Benton Rodeo takes place July 17-22 at the Benton Rodeo Grounds.
The Rodeo brochure has all of the information, including ticket, schedule, vendors, sponsors and more. All shows are presented rain or shine. The shows on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17 and 18, are free admissions, while the championship rodeo is scheduled for July 19-21 and the Bull-A-Rama on July 22. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 570-437-0081.
On Saturday, July 21, there will be a leukemia/lymphoma cure walk/run at 8 a.m., followed by the special kids roundup at 10 a.m. These events raise money for their respective causes, and the special kids roundup has in the past benefited Chamber members such as the Danville Child Development Center and Camp Victory.
Sponsors of the Benton Rodeo include Chamber members Mill Race Golf & Camping Resort, Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln, Seven Mountains Media, Steve Shannon Tire & Auto, WVIA, Williams, First Columbia Bank & Trust, Alexander Family Dealerships, Mahindra of Bloomsburg, Sokol Quarries, Atlantic Broadband and WYOU/WBRE.