The 1st Roarin’ Rodeo is coming to Gatorland this Sept. 20 and 21. This non-traditional rodeo will feature events such as the biggest belt buckle contest, West Virginia horseshoe throwin’ showdown, gator races, Little Miss & Mr. Wrangler contest and an all-star pie eatin’ contest.
There will also be characters roaming around Gatorland including rodeo clowns, trick ropers and cowpokes. Those wanting a discount on your admission ticket may dress up their kids in their best western attire and receive 50 percent off each child admission for the two days.
Gatorland is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, combining “Old Florida ” charm with new exhibits and entertainment. The park opened as a roadside attraction in 1949. Today, it showcases thousands of alligators, crocodiles, an aviary, breeding marsh with observation tower, petting zoo, nature walk, educational wildlife programs, a gift shop, a train ride, restaurant, Gator Gully Splash Park and one-of-a-kind reptilian shows including the Gator Wrestlin’ Show, Gator Jumparoo and the Up-close Encounters Show.