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    The 39th Annual Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo
    MAY 14-15, 2021
    Considered the largest outdoor rodeo east of the Mississippi, the Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo takes place the third weekend in May each year. As cowboys and cowgirls compete for over $60,000 in prize money, families are entertained with all the makings of a family-friendly rodeo including professional clowns and specialty acts. And along with two days of rodeo competition, there are a handful of family-friendly events in the week leading up to the rodeo weekend.

    The Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo gets underway both nights at 6 p.m. with pony rides for children and the Kids Gold Rush following at 7 p.m. Opening ceremonies are slated for 8 p.m. and competitive events lined up for both nights include bareback bronc riding, calf roping, break-away roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, kids calf scramble, cowgirl’s barrel racing, chuckwagon races, and bull riding. And, no rodeo would be complete without professional rodeo clowns, chuckwagon races, and other performers to entertain the crowd in between competitive events.

    Five rodeo-themed activities are also slated for the week leading up to the event. A parade featuring Queen contestants and cowgirls and cowboys of all ages on horseback along with buggies and wagons. The route travels from the Arena to downtown Athens. Preston’s Western & Outdoor Wear, located at Highway 72 and I-65 in Athens, is hosting the Rodeo Kickoff offering free kid’s activities and horseback rides. Everyone is invited to the Street Dance at the Limestone County Courthouse Square. A western fashion show is also planned for the evening. A slack competition for team roping contestants is scheduled. Gates open at 8 a.m. and slack admission is $5 per person. A rodeo especially geared for individuals with special needs is scheduled at the Arena.

    The Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo is produced by the Lone Star Rodeo Company and is held at the Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena located on Alabama Highway 99 west of Athens. Proceeds benefit law enforcement in Limestone County.

    Advance ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for 12 years and under. Gate ticket prices are $17 for adults and $10 for 12 years and under (Ticket prices subject to change.)
    Always 3rd weekend in May.   Admission.


    Saturday, May 8, 2021: 10:00 A.M.
    Parade Line-up at the Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena

    Group and Individual participants welcome.

    Parade Route:
    From the Arena on Hwy. 99, into Athens on Market St. to the Courthouse square, turn left or north on Jefferson St and continue to Elm St. Turn left, or west on Elm St.,

    and return to the Arena.

    11:00 A.M. Sheriff Blakely and the Grand Marshal will lead the 39th Annual Rodeo Parade, featuring Queen Contestants, & Cowgirls, and Cowboys of all ages on horseback along with many buggies & wagons.

    Monday, May 10, 2021

    5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    6:00 P.M.

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

    8:00 A.M. Gates Open 9:00 A.M. Slack Begins

    Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo Queen Pageant Committee


    Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena.
    FREE EVENT - Great family fun – Food Trucks, Local Vendors, Bouncy House, Petting Zoo, Horses Ride and Face Painting.

    Cast Products, Inc. Street Dance & Fashion Show

    Limestone County Courthouse Square
    Live Band, Line Dancing, Western Fashion Show

    Music provided by the “TOMCAT AND BARK THE DAWG” band.

    Slack Admission $5.00

    All team roping contestants will compete during the designated slack on this date.

    Friday Saturday

    6:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M.

    May 14
    May 15 Main Performances

    Gates Open. Pony Rides for Kids 10 & Under

    Kids Gold Rush – Entertainment

    39th Annual Rodeo Opening Ceremonies (not necessarily in this order) Bareback Bronc Riding – Riding Event

    Calf Roping – Timed Event
    Break-Away Roping- Timed Event
    Steer Wrestling – Timed Event
    Saddle Bronc Riding – Riding Event
    Kids Calf Scramble – Entertainment for Children 10 & Under Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing – Timed Event
    Chuck Wagon Races
    Bull Riding – Riding Event
    Professional Rodeo Clowns & Specialty Acts

    Saturday, May 15 Miss Limestone Rodeo Queen Luncheon

    12-noon Limestone County Event Center – 114 Pryor Street, Athens
    Modeling, Speech Presentations, Impromptu Questions. $25 admission. Tickets available at the Sheriff’s Office.


    Links are available at Facebook page: Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo

    ADULTS $15.00 CHILDREN - $10.00 (12 & under)
    ADVANCE TICKET OUTLETS: Limestone County Sheriff's Office

    ADULTS - $17.00 CHILDREN - $10.00 (12 & under)