2018 Old Fort Days Rodeo


Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of horses descending on Kay Rodgers Park for the Old Fort Days Rodeo. This year’s rodeo will be on May 28–June 2, and it will include all of your favorite contests. The schedule hasn’t been set yet, but you can expect to have a good time.

A Wild and Fun Rodeo

The Old Fort Days Rodeo is one of the wildest, craziest events out there. It’s full of adrenaline-pumping events. Take the competitive bullfighting, for instance. The organizers retired the event for a few years, but it came back with a vengeance in 2017. In fact, it was one of the biggest draws at last year’s rodeo, and you should expect it to be a big hit once again. The people of Fort Smith like dust-kicking fun, and that’s what they get with competitive bullfighting.

That’s far from the only exciting event. There will be steer wrestling, wild horse racing, bull riding, and other heart-pounding events. You better hold onto your saddle when you attend the rodeo. It’s going to be a wild ride.

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Bring in the Clown

It wouldn’t be Old Fort Days Rodeo without a rodeo clown. This year’s clown will be John Harrison. He’s the grandson of the legendary Freckles Brown. Freckles was a world champion bull rider, and John grew up around rodeo people. It makes sense for him to work as a rodeo clown. He’s been all over the country performing his clowning duties, and the Old Fort Days Rodeo is lucky to have him. He’ll surely keep the kids laughing and the bulls distracted as he works the rodeo. Keep an eye out for him and see if you recognize his late grandfather in his movements.

The men and women who participate in the rodeo have all the right moves. They know how to control horses and bulls. You might not be able to control wild animals, but you will have full control of a new Toyota. Come to J. Pauley Toyota in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and slide behind the driver’s seat of one of these vehicles. You’ll be in full control the entire time, and you’ll have a lot of fun during your drive.