Bulls on the Beach at Flora-Bama Sept. 5-7
The Flora-Bama Lounge, the world-famous, beachfront roadhouse known for music festivals and the Interstate Mullet Toss, kicks off the fall with Bulls on Beach on Sept. 5-7. This family-fun and high-energy show features cowboys trying to tame more than 2,000 pounds of bucking bull in less than 8 seconds. This invitation only rodeo has professional riders vying for prize money and a chance to compete in the Southeastern Circuit Finals. Local favorites Cody Harris, Bubba Thompson and Chris “Booger” Brown, stars of INSP Networks’s “The Cowboy Way,” will be among the competitors.
Thursday night’s rodeo addition will be half junior riders on miniature bucking ponies and half adult professional bull riders. The young professional cowboys and cowgirls will take the arena on competitive bucking ponies. There will also be a coloring contest for those 12 yrs. and under on Thursday night at intermission. Two coloring sheets will be drawn at random, and one lucky boy and one lucky girl will take home a bicycle.
Doors open at 6 p.m. each night and the rodeo runs from 8-9:45 p.m. with plenty of fun for the whole family, including live music, youth cowboys riding bucking ponies, mechanical bull riding, face painting, balloon animals and plenty of food and drinks. This event is free for children 6 and younger, $15 per day, $20 for Fri & Sat combo, or $25 for all three days for ages 7-17, $25 per day, $40 for Fri & Sat combo, or $45 for all three days for adults.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.