The fifth annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo is coming soon to raise money for Lebanon and Wilson County charities.
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead announced the rodeo will be April 25-26 at 7 p.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.
A special needs rodeo for exceptional children kicks off the rodeo events April 25 from 9 a.m. until noon.
The championship rodeo will feature bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, cowgirl’s breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, cowgirl’s barrel racing, brahma bull riding and chuck wagon races. A gold rush will be held for children, where they will look for prizes in a pile of hay. A best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest for children 10 and younger will also be featured.
Discount rodeo tickets are for sale at the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce office, Wilson Bank & Trust, Rose Tire, Bates Ford, John Greer State Farm Insurance, City Hall and online at whipcrackinrodeo.com. Presale tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets may also be bought at the gate prior to the rodeo for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Children 4 and younger will be admitted free.
Last year, the rodeo raised more than $40,000 for local charities.
“Come join us, have a great time with your family and help those who help so many of those in need,” Craighead said.