Coyote Country Rodeo Club, which is organizing the 18th Annual Bull-a-Rama, invites everyone to come and join in the festivities. Starting off Friday night, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. will be the unloading of the bucking bulls, with a meal being served for a $5 donation per plate. This will be taking place at the Clay County Rodeo Grounds, which is located two miles west of Vermillion on Timber Road.
On Saturday morning, the Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. till noon will be the promotional event �The Bull Stops Here!!� It will be located in the Vermillion Pump-N-Pak parking lot and will showcase bulls, bull fighters, rodeo clowns, bull riders, free horse rides, giveaways, raffles and registration for the evening�s mutton busting and steer rides. This will be the last opportunity to purchase presale tickets for the Bull-A-Rama. Western Artist Ray Kelley will be showcasing his outstanding collection of prints and posters for sale.
The main event, the Bull-a-Rama will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the rodeo grounds. The evening will highlight the best bucking bulls in the area, provided by Double S Bulls. This is a sanctioned �Extreme Bull Riding Tour� so there is guaranteed to be plenty of action, thrills and spills.
Local kids will wow the crowd in mutton busting, along with five open class bull riders and five steer riders. There will be food stands operated by Hy-Vee and Cherry Street Grille, beer sales, Bull-a-Rama T-shirts for sale, a candy toss and raffles. Included in the raffle items will be a western belt buckle donated by Western Trails in Yankton and two artworks, one donated by Past and Present in Vermillion.
Immediately following the conclusion of the bull riding there will be a spectacular fireworks display by Fireworks Unlimited. This is all followed by a free dance with music by one of the local favorite bands, The Riata Band. The members of the Coyote Country Rodeo Club encourage everyone to stay and enjoy the fantastic fireworks and dance to follow.
Sunday, Aug. 28 will be the concluding day of the 18th Annual Bull-a-Rama and it will begin with a Cowboy Church Service at 10 a.m. at the rodeo grounds. This is your chance to experience an all-denominational service under the open sky with friends and family. Everyone is welcome to attend. At noon there will be a trail ride from the rodeo grounds down along the beautiful Missouri River with a potluck lunch (free will donation) to follow.
Pre-sale tickets to the Bull-a-Rama on Aug. 27 can also be purchased at several locations: In Vermillion at Hy-Vee, Pump�n Pak, Jones� Food Center and Freedom Value Store, and in Yankton at Hy-Vee and Western Trails.