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Saddle Up for Fun at Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo

July 24, 2012

Enjoy world-class performers at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo.

Are you looking for a convenient location that promises some of the best, fun-filled activities in the region?  Look no farther; the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, Aug. 8-11, brings you nationally ranked rodeo talent with the very best in live country music entertainment.

Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, The Band Perry, takes the Rodeo stage followed by Jerrod Niemann on Thursday, Easton Corbin on Friday, and Justin Moore on Saturday. With bleacher seating at $20 a ticket, and box seats at $30, you can treat the whole family to an evening of bareback riding, steer wrestling, bull riding and more. For additional information or tickets, visit or call 1-800-455-2855.

If golf’s your game, play in the Rodeo Celebrity 4-Man Scramble, Aug. 10, starting at 8 a.m. at the Bootheel Golf Club, 1218 N. Ingram Road in Sikeston. Teams will consist of three players paired with a rodeo celebrity. This is an 18-hole, par 71 course. All proceeds go to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. To sign up or obtain additional information, contact Jeff at 573-472-6111 or visit

Find events for the entire family at the Cowboy Up Arts Festival.

Rodeo Saturday, Aug. 11, is filled with activities. The rodeo parade starts things off at 10 a.m.  The Parade ends in Historic Downtown Sikeston where the Cowboy Up! Arts Festival is held.  While there, meet the rodeo clowns, enjoy live music, arts, crafts, food concessions, pony rides, petting zoo, and special exhibits from the Bootheel Children’s Museum and Southeast Explorer Mobile Museum. There’s even a BBQ cook-off! These activities, plus a number of specialty, antique and collectible shops await in Downtown Sikeston.

While in Sikeston, don’t forget to “pig-out” at the internationally known Lambert’s Café, or visit some of our 40-plus local restaurants. You won’t go away hungry!

For those seeking a little adventure, the Sikeston Convention & Visitors Bureau offers several itineraries for visitors wishing to explore the region. Check out for details on our Historic Homes Walking/Driving Tour, Wine Lovers Trail, Fishing Trail, Veterans’ Memorial Driving Tour, Art & Antique Lovers Tour or our Nature Lovers Trail.

Sikeston is a quick, easy trip from St. Louis, Memphis, Southern Illinois or Paducah.

Interstates 55 and 57, and U.S. 60, 61 and 62 all converge in Sikeston! Enjoy our hospitality … we’d love for you to be our guest.

Written by Linda Lowes, director of governmental services for the City of Sikeston

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