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Rodeo brings respite along with adventure
Indiantown holds the key to chasing away post-hurricane blues for a few hours this weekend. Just join this western Martin County community at its 75th Annual Indiantown Rodeo, Oct. 14 and 15, at Timer Powers Park on Citrus Boulevard.
Truly a family-friendly event, children 5 and under are admitted free of charge. Gates open at 5pm each night to give spectators extra time to enjoy specialty foods, maybe buy a new cowboy hat or a trinket or two, and give kids a chance to have extra fun at the Kids Corral for ages 3-12 at no extra charge. Rodeo events start at 7 p.m.
Under roof with huge stadium fans to keep air circulating, the Timer Powers arena provides an exceptional outdoor venue during these COVID-aware times.
Sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the Women’s Pro Rodeo Association, and hosted by the Indiantown Chamber of Commerce, the rodeo will be presented this year by Terra Lago, Indiantown’s newest planned community at the heart of downtown, and U.S. Sugar, a long-time supporter of Indiantown projects and events. It’s made possible through dozens of business sponsorships, individual ticket sales, and the efforts of hundreds of volunteers.
A part of American history and culture, the rodeo gives spectators a window into historic cowboy activities that eventually became competition among ranch hands. Today’s rodeos are an outgrowth of that era with a difference. They’re professional, highly regulated, and give us just a glimpse of a bygone era that still echo on today’s ranches.