By Wesley Coburn - ONN
The 62nd annual Okmulgee-Roy Leblanc Invitational Rodeo will be held Friday and Saturday August 11-12 at 8:30 p.m. at the Bob Arrington Rodeo Arena on Highway 75 and Fairgrounds Road. The event is hosted by the Okmulgee Round-Up Club, and there will be an accompanying parade held downtown on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Major sponsors for the rodeo are the City of Okmulgee and One Fire Casino. The City of Okmulgee will be sponsoring the parade, Steer Wrestling and the Pony Express relay races, One Fire Casino will sponsor the Bull Riding and Bareback Riding events, Harlan Motors is sponsoring the Calf Roping contest, with Barrel Racing presented by First National Bank and Trust (Ladies division) and Lifetime Insurance (Junior division). The Junior Breakaway Roping will be sponsored by R&S Collision, and Morris State Bank will be the sponsor for the Ladies Steer Undecorating. A $6,000 payout awaits.
In the parade, $100 prizes will go to the winners in the following four categories: Farthest Distance Traveled by Round-Up Club, Most Riders by Round-Up Club, Best Dressed Round-Up Club and Best Dressed Queen.
Rodeo tickets are $5 for kids twelve and under, $10 for adults.