Old Fort Days Rodeo 2019 – 86 Years of Boots, Bulls, and Barrels

April 26th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Old Fort Days Rodeo 2019If you’re looking for some good, old fashioned excitement and entertainment, then don’t miss Old Fort Days Rodeo 2019, May 27th through June 1st in Fort Smith, AR.

The annual Old Fort Days Rodeo has been a tradition in Fort Smith for 86 years, now. The rodeo attracts talented cowboys and excited audiences with a winning combination of high prize money and fast paced, quality rodeo action.

Events include calf and team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and mutton busting. The event also includes an annual rodeo parade, nightly live entertainment, special theme nights, and much more.

One of the most popular events is mutton busting. Mutton busting involves kindergarteners and first graders holding on to runaway sheep for as long as they can. The event is safe, fun, and endlessly entertaining.

Most of the activities are set to occur in and around Fort Smith’s Kay Rodgers Park. The Old Fort Days Rodeo Parade is scheduled for 10am on Memorial Day in downtown Fort Smith.

2019 Old Fort Days Rodeo Schedule

Old Fort Days Rodeo 2019Sunday, May 26
8:30am – Cowboy Church at the Old Fort Days Stage

Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day
10am – Old Fort Days Rodeo Parade
5pm-6:30pm – Mutton Bustin’ Qualifying Event
5:30pm-6:30pm – Stage Performances
7pm – Rodeo Grand Entry
7:30pm – Opening performance of the Rodeo

Tuesday, May 28 – $7 Family Night
Second night of Mini Bull Riding – Junior Riders
5pm-6:30pm – Mutton Bustin’ Qualifying Event
5:30pm-6:30pm – Stage Performances
7pm – Rodeo Grand Entry
7:30pm – 2nd performance of the Rodeo

Wednesday, May 29 – $7 Family Night & Wrangler Night
Third night of Mini Bull Riding – Junior Riders
5pm-6:30pm – Mutton Bustin’ Qualifying Event
5:30pm-6:30pm – Stage Performances
7pm – Rodeo Grand Entry
7:30pm – 3rd performance of the Rodeo

Thursday, May 30 – Super Kids Rodeo Day
First night of Freestyle Bullfighting
4pm – Super Kids Rodeo
5pm-6:30pm – Mutton Bustin’ Qualifying Event
5:30pm-6:30pm – Stage Performances
7pm – Rodeo Grand Entry
7:30pm – 4th performance of the Rodeo

Friday, May 31 – Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night
Second night of Freestyle Bullfighting
5pm-6:30pm – Mutton Bustin’ Qualifying Event
5:30pm-6:30pm – Old Fort Days Stage Performances
7pm – Rodeo Grand Entry
7:30pm – 5th performance of the Rodeo

Saturday, June 1
Final night of Freestyle Bullfighting – Championship round
5pm-6:30pm – Mutton Bustin’ Qualifying Event
5:30pm-6:30pm – Stage Performances
7pm – Rodeo Grand Entry
7:30pm – 6th and final performance of the Rodeo

Old Fort Days Rodeo 2019

May 27th through June 1st, 7:30pm nightly
Kay Rodgers Park, 4400 Midland Blvd, Fort Smith, AR
Learn more with a visit to the Old Fort Days website. You can also follow the rodeo on Facebook.

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