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40th Annual Limestone Sheriff's Office Rodeo

The Greatest Show on Dirt is set to return to Athens in May.

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — The 40th Annual Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo, hosted by the Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo, Inc., will take place May 20 and 21, 2022 at the Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena. 

Along with two competitive nights of rodeo competition, there are several family-friendly events the week leading up to the rodeo. 

Slack competition for team roping contestants and contestant overflow will take place at the arena located on Alabama Highway 99 on Thursday, May 19, 2022. 

Gates open at 8 a.m. and the competition begins at 9 a.m. Admission is $5. 

The Special Needs Rodeo, sponsored by Allen Brown Heating and Cooling, American Detention Services, and Turner Beverage Company of Huntsville, will take place Friday, May 20, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the arena. This rodeo is for community individuals with special needs. 

Rodeo main events are scheduled for May 20 & 21, 2022. Gates open at 6 p.m. on both nights with competition starting at 8 p.m. Competitive events lined up for both nights include bareback bronc riding, calf roping, break-away roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, and bull riding. 

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Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo

As cowboys and cowgirls compete for prize money, the crowd is also entertained by professional rodeo clowns, chuckwagon races, and other performers. 

Daily ticket prices are adults $15 (advance) or $17 (gate) and children 12 years and under $10 (advance) or $12 (gate). 

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office or online at www.limestonesheriffrodeo.com/tickets

The Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo is produced by the Lone Star Rodeo Company and is held at the Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo Arena located on Alabama Highway 99 west of Athens. 

All proceeds are used to benefit the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Rodeo Committee would like to thank major sponsors including Lynn Layton, Flanagan Lumber Co. Inc., Pepsi of Decatur, Combined Public Communications, and Halsey Food Service.

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