BRIDGEPORT, Texas – It’s getting easier for rodeo fans to get tickets to the Karl Klement Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo.
“We’ve been wanting to have online ticket sales for a few years, and we were able to make that available this year,” said David Turnbow, chairman of the volunteer committee that organizes the local rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at Sunset Retreat and Weddings Arena, formerly the Bridgeport Riding Club Arena.
“We want to continue to make this a great rodeo to go with our Butterfield Stage Days celebration, and we want it to be an event the whole family can enjoy.”
“This is a community event, and we want to make sure it’s affordable for everyone,” Turnbow said. “We pride our rodeo on being family-friendly entertainment, and we do all we can to make that happen.”
There are plenty of amenities that come with each ticket. In addition to the world-class rodeo action, there are numerous options for food and drink as well as other fun things that are part of the experience.
Of course, none if it is possible without the competition and the performances that fans have come to expect with the Karl Klement Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo. It’s a true athletic showcase, from entertainer Troy Lerwill to the bucking stock of Pete Carr Pro Rodeo.
“Troy showed us last year why he’s been an award-winning act and funnyman in rodeo,” Turnbow said. “It’s exciting to have him back. It’s going to be great having him work with our new announcer, Andy Stewart.”
Stewart and Lerwill are just two pieces of the award-winning puzzle that is the Bridgeport rodeo. The rodeo was nominated as 2015 Small Rodeo of the Year, and the Carr firm has been nominated four times in a row.
It all adds up to a winning formula for the fans and for the Bridgeport community.
“We have a lot of pride in this rodeo, and I hope it shows every May,” Turnbow said.