18th Annual Bull-A-Rama set for Aug. 27

The Coyote Country Rodeo Club (CCRC) members are gearing up for the 18th Annual Bull-A-Rama showcasing the Extreme Bull Riding Tour held at the Clay County Rodeo Grounds west of Vermillion on Timber Road. This years event promises to be exciting and jam-packed with activities.

On May 12, Ted Muenster, chairman of the board of directors of the Vermillion Area Community Foundation, presents a check for $1,350 to Brad Waage, vice president of the Coyote Country Rodeo Club, and Andy Howe, a rodeo club member. The Coyote Country Rodeo Club used the funds to construct a new ticket booth at the rodeo grounds that will be put into use later this month for the 18th Annual Bull-A-Rama. (Photo by David Lias)

Friday evening, Aug. 26, 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 ($5 donations for the meal).

On Saturday morning, the Aug. 27, there will be a Bull-A-Rama Promotional Event The Bull Stops Here running from 10 a.m. till noon in the Pump-N-Pak 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 bull.

All eyes will then turn to the main event which begins Saturday, Aug. 27 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, a candy toss, food stands and beer sales.

Following the conclusion of the bull riding there will be a fireworks display by Fireworks Unlimited and then a free dance featuring the band Riata. Everyone is encouraged to stay for the fireworks and dance.

Sunday morning will begin with a Cowboy Church Service at 10 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m.trail ride from the rodeo grounds down along the beautiful Missouri River. The weekends events will culminate with a pot-luck meal at the rodeo grounds at the conclusion of the trail ride.

The members of 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.

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