Northwest Florida Rodeo produces great turnout on first night

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BONIFAY, Fla. (WDHN) — It was pretty rowdy at Memorial Field as the first night of the Northwest Florida Rodeo kicked off.

Over 25,000 people can be found in the county seat of Holmes County throughout the weekend. The rodeo brings in tons of money into the city and it consists of a variety of events from bareback bronc riding, team roping, bull riding, and steer wrestling.

Competitors say performing in front of Bonifay rodeo fans is fun.

“Well, the fans are great. We really have a good time competing out here,” Bradley Massey said. “We’re gonna compete at this one tonight, whip to Hempstead, Texas in the morning. We gotta drive 9 hours, so we’re gonna leave here and smoke it.”

Rodeo action will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. The downtown Bonifay Rodeo parade will be at 1 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday afternoon.

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