The Coyote Country Rodeo Club (CCRC) members are gearing up for the 17th Annual Bull-A-Rama showcasing the Extreme Bull Riding Tour held at the Clay County rodeo grounds, west of Vermillion on Timber Road. This year's event promises to be exciting and jam-packed with activities.
Friday evening, Aug. 27, starts the weekend off with the unloading of the bulls at the rodeo grounds. This is your opportunity to get an overall view of the bucking bulls that have been provided by the stock contractor and meet some of the bull riders on tour. Friday night also features a meal of roasted pork, beans and all of the fixings (free will donations for the meal).
On Saturday morning, Aug. 28, there will be a Bull-A-Rama promotional event running from 10 a.m. until noon in the Hy-Vee parking lot. It will include registration for the kids' mutton busting and youth steer riding, horse rides, presale of Bull-A-Rama tickets, meet artist Ray Kelly, bull riders and a rodeo clown and an opportunity to get up close and personal to a bucking bill.
All eyes will then turn to the main event which begins Saturday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the rodeo grounds. The Bull-A-Rama will include sanctioned extreme bull riders, an open class event, steer riding for the youth, mutton busting, and a candy toss, a food stand operated by Hy-Vee and beer sales. Following the conclusion of the bull riding there will be a fireworks display by Fireworks Unlimited and then a dance featuring the band Riata. Everyone is encourages to stay for the fireworks and dance.
Sunday morning will begin with a cowboy church service followed by a trail ride from the rodeo grounds down along the beautiful Missouri River. The weekend's events will culminate with a potluck meal at the rodeo grounds at the conclusion of the trail ride. The members of the Coyote Country Rodeo Club invite everyone out to enjoy a historical South Dakota tradition and celebrate all that bull riding and rodeo has to offer.