Arcadia Florida Championship Rodeo 2015

Arcadia Florida Championship Rodeo 2015 – The Grandaddy of them all! Celebrating 87 years of rodeo tradition. We are the oldest and largest rodeo in Florida. Many of the top PRCA cowboys will compete in our arena. Great family fun for all

Advance tickets: or 1-800-749-7633. Times: Gates Open at 11:00 am and Performances begin at 1:00 pm all 3 Days. There will be a Rodeo Parade in Downtown Arcadia at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 14. Ticket Prices: $20 for Reserved Seats ($18.00 in advance, $15.00 for children 11 and under); $25.00 for premium Seats; and $30.00 for Premium Plus Seats. All ticket prices are per person/per day. Group Rates are available to groups of 40 or more. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and there are no refunds or exchanges. The rodeo will go on rain or shine@ We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Paypal, Check, Money Order or cash. To order tickets: In person at the Rodeo Office; By phone at 800-749-7633 or 863-494-2014; on our website at (click on “Tickets” to go to our online store); Mailing tickets stops after February 28, 2015; Fax: 863-494-2751; Mail to 124 Heard St. Arcadia, FL 34266. Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Extended Hours beginning February 28, 2015: Weekdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Arcadia Florida Championship Rodeo 2015
Arcadia Florida Championship Rodeo 2015

The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo, Inc. has evolved from its pioneer beginnings (when competing cowboys and ranchers matched their skills for the entertainment of local audiences) to a national sport drawing top cowboy athletes from all over the nation.  Cowboys who compete for purses and points are aiming for the “Super Bowl” of rodeo: the National Finals held annually in Las Vegas.

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Top events at Arcadia Florida Championship Rodeo 2015

  1. Bullriding,
  2. Bronco Riding,
  3. Barrel Racing,
  4. Mutton Bustin,
  5. Team Roping

Best words to describe Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo

Championship, Rodeo, Sports, Entertainment, Family

Address of the Arcadia Championship Rodeo festival

124 Heard Street
Arcadia, Florida, 34266
United States

Expected Attendance: 18,000-20,000


Arcadia Florida Championship Rodeo 2015 dates

March 13-15, 2015 for the Arcadia Florida Championship Rodeo 2015

Openings for vendors still available to purchase?: Yes – some spots open but vendors are prohibited from sales using the festival name

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The Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo began back in the 1920s while the American Legion hoped to raise money to pay for a new building.  A businessman who was a member of the American Legion asked a rancher named Zeb Parker if a rodeo could raise money.  Zeb agreed it could be done and offered to furnish the stock free of charge.

In preparation for the Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo, special arrangements were made to bring in a group of Seminole Indians.  The American Legion and the Lion’s Club volunteered to sponsor a parade.  Two thousand Shriners were expected to march in the parade.  The Governor of Florida, Doyle E. Carlton, notified officials he would be attending the rodeo and the Wauchula band provided the music.  The first Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo was such a success that the American Legion was able to pay off the mortgage on the new building in four years .

During the early thirties (even though the local economy was devastated by the national depression) the Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo continued as people struggled to simply earn enough to afford the necessities of life.  During these years the rodeos were held in the Limestone Community of Desoto County, where the interest in rodeo was kept alive.

In 1938 at the urgings of his son (Billy Welles) and a friend (Gerald Taylor- a local rancher and businessman), Ed Welles agreed to promote and finance the rodeo.  The Arcadia rodeo became an annual event at the Welles’ arena until the sudden death of Ed Welles on June 11,1950.  However, the tradition of rodeo was so firmly entrenched in the hearts of so many Desoto Countians that on January 10, 1952, at a meeting of the Rotary Club, what would become the Arcadia All Florida Championship Rodeo, Inc. as we know it today was reactivated .

The rodeo continued at the Welles’ arena until 1959 when the arena was moved to its present location.  In 1973 the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo, Inc. joined the ranks of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

87th Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo

March 13 @ 11:00 am
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Arcadia All-Fla Championship Rodeo
Mar 13th – 15th, 2015
Arcadia Rodeo Arena
Arcadia, FL
United States
Friday 2:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm
Gates Open @ 11:00am

General: $15.00
Children: 10 & under: Free

Arcadia Championship Rodeo Info
The Arcadia All-Fla Championship Rodeo will be held on Mar 13th thru 15th, 2015. This Arcadia FL Rodeo will be held at Arcadia Rodeo Arena in Arcadia, Florida. It is sanctioned by the PRCA.

For more information about the Arcadia All-Fla Championship Rodeo contact Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. All inquiries should be made directly to the promoter. Including vendors looking for tables and contestant information for the rodeo.

Bareback Boys Riding Bareback Boys

Participant Points Prize
1 J.R. Vezain 86 $3,350
2 Colt Bruce 85 $2,568
3 Tilden Hooper 84 $1,563
3 Clint Laye 84 $1,563
4 Scotty NeSmith 83 $596
4 Winn Ratliff 83 $596
4 Kyle Brennecke 83 $596
5 Steven Peebles 82 $335


March 13, 2015
11:00 am
Event Category:
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Arcadio All-Florida Championship Rodeo, Inc



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