The South Logan County Fair Board announced last week it is sponsoring a junior rodeo on May 11 and 12 and because there will be no traditional rodeo this will be the only chance to see rodeo action in Booneville this year.
The junior rodeo, which will feature three classes of competitors — 7 and under, 8 to 13 and 14 to 19 — will begin at 7 p.m. each night at the South Logan County Fairgrounds, located on Highway 23 three miles south of Booneville.
The 7 and under cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in mutton busting, goat undercoating, pole bending, barrel racing and barrel pickup.
Those 8 to 13 will be competing in calf riding, goat undercoating, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing, barrel pickup and steer riding.
The 14- to 19-year olds will be competing in goat tying, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing, barrel pickup, bull riding, saddle bronc and bareback.
Competitors in the rough stock events must call in to rodeo contractor Dustin Dunn at (479) 597-6335. Other contestants can register on site.
There will also be 50/50 raffles each night with proceeds benefiting the Booneville FFA on Friday night and the Magazine FFA on Saturday night.
Admission to the rodeo will be $6 per person except anyone under 4, who will be admitted free.