The 35th edition of the Benton Rodeo, voted one of the best of over 65 rodeos held east of the Mississippi River by the American Professional Rodeo Association, gets underway tonight and runs through Sunday, July 21 at the Benton Rodeo Grounds.
The Rodeo brochure has all pertinent information, including ticket, schedule, vendors, sponsors and more. All shows are presented rain or shine. The shows scheduled for tonight and Wednesday night, July 16-17, are free admissions, while the championship rodeo is scheduled for July 18-20 and the Bull-A-Rama on July 21. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 570-437-0081. For more information, visit the Benton Rodeo’s website.
On Saturday, July 20, there will be a leukemia/lymphoma cure walk/run at 8 a.m., followed by the special kids roundup at 10 a.m., a special show exclusively for kids with special needs and their families. 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 A.O. Rent, Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln, Seven Mountains Media, The River 105 & 103.5, Steve Shannon Tire & Auto, WVIA, Williams, First Columbia Bank & Trust, Alexander Family Dealerships, Mahindra of Bloomsburg, Sokol Quarries, Atlantic Broadband , Geisinger Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, and WYOU/WBRE.