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February 23, 2024

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Franklin Rodeo Returns in May

Saddle up! Tickets are on sale for the wildest western time in Middle Tennessee!

Dust off your cowboy hat! The Franklin Rodeo is back at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center May 18 – 20, 2023, with bronc ridin’, bulldoggin’, roping and racing and everybody’s favorite — bull riding!

“For decades, the Franklin Rodeo has been a beloved tradition in the area,” says Gavin Moon, long-time Franklin Noon Rotarian and volunteer for the rodeo. “It draws crowds from all over the country,” he adds.

Moon says the rodeo is more than just the competition in the arena. “It’s a celebration of the rich history and traditions of Williamson County,” he explains. “From the colorful parade of horses, to the delicious food and drinks, fans are fully immersed in the sights, sounds and flavors of this vibrant community.”

So much more than a rodeo

The Franklin Rodeo parade kicks off rodeo week at noon on May 13. During the rodeo, there’s mutton bustin’ and the calf scramble for the young ones. The Cantina and VIP Corral is for adults, plus pony rides, a mechanical bull, vendors and Snack Alley. And don’t forget the Franklin Rodeo Down in the Dirt Family Night on May 17, with free admission for the entire family!

“The Franklin Noon Rotary Club does not let our charities down,” Gilliam says. “We continue to support those in need in Williamson County and Middle Tennessee.”

Tickets for the rodeo are $25 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and under. Lap children are free. All seats are reserved. Performances start at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.