Follow the road to South Huron for a weekend of adventure that you won’t want to miss. The Ram Rodeo thunders back into Exeter August 11, 12 & 13, 2017 in celebration of the 21st annual Exeter Rodeo.Annually, on the weekend directly following the Civic Holiday, watch the South Huron Recreation Centre grounds transform into a unique western playground. Bring the entire family out to witness the thrills and spills of this exciting event. The grounds are open the entire weekend so that families can drop by, chat with the cowboys/girls, witness what goes on behind the scenes and grab an autograph. The RMG team will be on site to answer any questions you may have regarding this exciting summer tour.
The Exeter Rodeo continues to attract thousands of enthusiastic fans, eager to capture the challenges, dangers and thrills experienced by the competitors as they compete against the clock in this rough-tough sport. Plan for an action packed weekend in Exeter as the Ram Rodeo tour winds its way through Central and Southern Ontario communities throughout the summer.
For youngsters to express their creative abilities there will be a colouring contest sponsored by Dairy Queen. Drop your completed sheet off at DQ and when you purchase a mini blizzard you will receive a second one free! These will be displayed in store front windows a few weeks prior to the rodeo.
Kick off to Rodeo weekend will begin on Friday night when access to the grounds is free for all ages sponsored by the South Huron Optimist Club. The western-themed event through Party Perfect will feature a moon bounce, games and a RAM Rodeo Olympics for the kids.
The Exeter Saddle Club will host Rebekah Stevens, a country/pop singer-songwriter on Friday night in the Ag Building. As well as being a 2013 Boots & Hearts Top 8 Emerging Artist Finalist, Rebekah has shared the stage with Aaron Prtichett & Wes Mack. Age of Majority is required to attend this event. Cost is $15.00 at the door – 9 pm – 1 am.
Gates open at 2 pm on Saturday with the twilight show starting at 4 pm. The show goes rain or shine.
To kick off Saturdays events, join us at the tailgate party where Jason Maxwell will entertain the crowd from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and again from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Food and beverage will be available.
Emerging young country Artist Chelsea Crites, will be performing in the tent on Saturday evening from 9:00 – 11:30 pm. This family friendly event is free of charge. Chelsea has been busy in Southern Ontario since 2009 performing weekly. She’s toured Canada, opened for everyone from Rascal Flatts to Tim Hicks at numerous festivals and fairs, has 3 national radio releases, performed several CCMA showcases from 2013-2016, has a brand new single and video set for release Summer 2017 and most recently took 3rd Place at the "Claim2Fame" International Contest.
For the youngsters, there will be a sheep scramble at intermission on Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by the Exeter Lions Club. This is a great opportunity for youngsters to experience the cowboy way of life. Bring your camera to capture the moment and enjoy memories you will treasure forever.
Crabby Joe’s Exeter has generously sponsored a loonie search. This event will directly follow the show on Saturday and Sunday. Youngsters are encouraged to bring Mom and Dad over to the sand pit and cheer them on as they search through the pile of sand to find endless treasures.
Join the Exeter Legion Ladies as they serve breakfast from 8 – 11 am at the South Huron Recreation Centre Hall.
Gates will open at noon on Sunday for rodeo show at 2 pm.
Get your tickets in advance for and save $5.00 off the regular admission price.
Adults - $20.00
Youth - $15.00 (6 – 12 years)
Child - $ 5.00
Family Pass - $60.00 (includes 2 adults and three children – additional children - $10.00)
Advance tickets can be purchased at the South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter Chrysler, Hensall Co-Op Gas Bar, Miller’s Country Store and Huron Tractor. If you are from out of town and want to take advantage of these great savings, go to www.ticketweb.ca or call toll free 1.888.222.6608 and make your purchases.
Advance ticket sales will end on Friday, August 11 at 4 pm. Ticket sales after 4 pm will be sold at regular admission price.
For complete event details and ticket information, please contact the Community Services Department at 519.235.2833 x 300 or check out the official website at www.exeterrodeo.ca or www.southhuron.ca.
South Huron ... Ontario’s best kept secret. Throw on your cowboy hat and boots and come experience the playful side of South Huron.