CALHOUN COUNTY RODEO
Rodeo will be held Friday & Saturday night,
April 12th & 13th beginning at 7:30 p.m.
(Children 6 & under Free)
The Hogskin Hunnies are always a crowd favorite. The Hunnies have grown in popularity since the birth of the Hunnies in 1997. This "Ladies Only" mounted equestrian drill team, not only carries the sponsorship flags and sets the pivot points for the Grand Entry of our rodeo each year. They also carry those sponsorship flags in the Hogskin Holidays Festival Parade. The Hunnies have performed their fast pace routines in rodeos and parades all over South Arkansas, but they always call Hogskin Arena and Calhoun County their home.
Brandon and Shawn Harris of the H & H Rodeo Company are committed to providing the best stock ever for this year's Rodeo. H & H Rodeo produces ARA and IPRA rodeos in Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Oklahoma. The awards that H & H have received over the years are too many to mention. When we think Championship Rodeo, it's always H & H Rodeo who come to our minds. Visit their website at www.handhrodeocompany.com for more information on the stock contractor of the Cal. Co. Rodeo.
Gizmo McCracken, the "2017 Comedy Act of the Year" has been entertaining crowds across the Country for many years. He became a member of the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) in 1992 only 27 years ago. Since that time the list of accomplishments has grown beyond our belief. Working 16 PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeos, Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days twice, Nominated "Coors Man in the Can" 3 times, Nominated "Clown of the Year" in '16, 2017 Comedy Act of the Year, Nominated for Comedy Act of the year 7 times, voted onto the short list for the Wrangler National Final Rodeo Barrel Man in 2017 and a feature act at the 2005 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Gizmo takes pride in the fact that his humor is good, clean, family style comedy. Gizmo travels the country from Canada to Texas, from the East Coast to the West Coast logging thousands of miles a year through dozens of states. Gizmo started his career as bullfighter and moved into stand-up comedy on a show in Branson, MO. Gadgets and gizmos that went sour were often part of his routine, hence the name "Gizmo, The World's Greatest Inventor." " A lot of Clowns and Specialty Acts sell themselves with a bucking car or a dancing horse." said Gizmo "I supply a Character," and that is just what Gizmo is. Many Characters will find their way into your town and your arena. "I like to keep people looking for me and wondering what I am going to do next." said Gizmo. The acts share a high energy, clean , family oriented feel which adds a fresh new atmosphere to any rodeo he is a part of. Gizmo is the Best Comedy Entertainer that this sport has to offer. Regardless of whether you have seen him before or this is your first experience I am confident that you will leave laughing.
"WIN AND YOU'RE IN"
Pretty big deal for our one red light town. The IPRA is proud to announce as part of our alliance with the WCRA, we will be hosting a "Win and You're In" event at the Hampton, Arkansas IPRA rodeo April 12th & 13th. This is your chance to qualify for the $500,000.00 Semi-Finals in Guthrie, Oklahoma on May 15th through the 19th at the World Famous Lazy E Arena. To take advantage of this amazing opportunity you will need to enter the Hampton, AR rodeo and nominate through the WCRA Virtual Qualifier System. If you place first in the event/events that you nominated in at Hampton, you will automatically qualify to compete at the Semi-Finals in Guthrie. Contestants who compete at Guthrie will have a chance to move onto the next $1,000,000.00 WCRA major event in Green Bay, WI being held at the Title Town Stampede on June 1st. For complete entry info for Hampton, AR and any other IPRA rodeos go to www.iprarodeo.com and click "schedule". For more info on the WCRA go to www.wcrarodeo.com