Senator Eichelberger to welcome fans at fourth annual Central PA Rodeo

On Sunday, June 22, Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-30) will join the Rawhide Rodeo Company in welcoming fans to the final day of events at the fourth annual Central PA Rodeo.
Eichelberger said this will be his first visit to the rodeo, adding, “I look forward to seeing a great show with professional cowboys and cowgirls in action. This event is just one example of the attractions our region has to offer. I am honored to be a small part of this event that benefits a good cause.”
The three-day rodeo benefits St. Matthew School in Tyrone and will feature the seven traditional rodeo events including: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronco riding, tie-down roping, women’s barrel racing and bull riding.
This year, organizers expect to draw more than 200 contestants to compete for approximately $10,000 and world championship points, helping to improve their individual standings with each rodeo association.
Every dollar won by contestants at an IPRA sanctioned rodeo translates into a point in the world championship standings. Therefore, the odds of current and former world champions, as well as contenders for the titles, competing at sanctioned rodeos are quite high. This generates more interest for rodeo fans. Money won at rodeos in the contestants’ home region count toward their regional finals as well. The Central PA Rodeo is one of the IPRA’s northeastern rodeos.
This year’s events will be held at the Huntingdon Fairgrounds on June 20, 21 and 22 when St. Matthew School will partner with Tri-Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep of Huntingdon to bring the top IPRA cowboys and cowgirls to the Central PA Rodeo at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds to compete.
Advanced tickets are on sale now at Tri-Star in Huntingdon, all Reliance Bank locations and Ace Fix-It Hardware in Tyrone, Duncansville, Huntingdon, Dillsburg, and Brookville.
The cost is $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 4-12.
Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12.
Children 3 and under admitted free.
Gates open three hours prior to show time.
Concession stands of food and gifts are available.
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