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Marion Rodeo Provides Economic Boost

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Cowboys — cowgirls — bull riders — and bronco busters from all over the country — are in Perry County this weekend for the annual Marion Rodeo. The Ralph Eagle Arena in Marion — is gonna be rockin’ this weekend. Because the 27th annual Marion Rodeo kicking up dust — Friday and Saturday nights. “The…

SLE Rodeo Kick-Off Parade Jump Starts Rodeo Weekend

The rodeo is back in town! Opening day for the 61st Annual SLE Rodeo, also meant the return of the kick-off parade. Cowgirls and Cowboys lined the streets of downtown Montgomery to jump-start a weekend of family fun at Garrett Coliseum. The rodeo caravan even made a special stop at the steps of the Capitol to give Governor Kay Ivey…

Annual Marion Rodeo Underway in Perry Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The 22nd annual Marion Rodeo is underway this weekend at Ralph Eagle Arena in Marion. Organizers say this year’s event features cowboys from all over the southeast competing in eight separate events. They say the rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Cowboys Association. They say the two day event has one of the city’s biggest…

Rattlers Ready for the Rodeo

The 56th Annual Rattlesnake Rodeo is full of fun, great food, good music and, of course, rattlesnakes. Sometimes, even the people working the event become a part of the tradition. That is true for Don Childre, the rodeo coordinator. He has been wrangling snakes most of his life. “I had fooled with a lot of poisonous snakes as a child,”…

Team Roping Wraps Up SLE Rodeo

Sunday was the last day of the Southeastern Livestock Exhibition Rodeo in Montgomery. Though the week was full of family fun, the riders ended the rodeo with a serious, technical competition. Team roping was an all day affair at the Crawford Arena. With precise roping skills and necessary trust in a partner, team roping is often thought of as one of…

Southeastern Livestock Exhibition Rodeo holds first Rodeo Day Parade

Horses, ponies and people marched in front of the Capitol Building in downtown Montgomery on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the 59th Annual Southeastern Livestock Exhibition’s first Rodeo Day Parade. Rodeo organizers hope to make the parade an annual event. “To be able to start something new and allow the youth of today to be involved in it and start their traditions, it’s…