In Silverton Texas, it’s not unheard of for this small community to double in size during the month of August. With more than 118 years in the making the “Buck Wild Day’s Rodeo” isn’t just a rodeo, it’s A PRCA Rodeo with some of the biggest names in rodeo in attendance.
“I think everybody was tickled to death with last year’s rodeo,” said Pete Carr, owner of Carr Pro Rodeo, the livestock firm that produced the rodeo. “Our whole team did really well, and you couldn’t tell that it was the first time this rodeo had been part of the PRCA. The fans got to see a heck of a show.”
The show included many of the top cowboys in the game, from world champions to multiple qualifiers to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In fact, the roughstock winners have all played on ProRodeo’s grand stage.
The Carr Pro Rodeo stock is just half the equation, but guys like Will Lowe of nearby Canyon, Texas – a three-time world champion bareback rider – were part of the festivities in Silverton, a community that has hosted rodeo for 118 years, even though it was the first year the Buck Wild Days Rodeo was part of ProRodeo.
This year’s concert series features the music of “Hurry Sundown” on Friday Night and “Caleb Allemand and the 9Volt Band” followed by the Headliner “No Dry County” on Saturday Night. “Having grown up going to the Silverton Rodeo each year, it was great to be able to come back as part of the Saturday Night dance last year.” Says No Dry County front man Trent Langford. “We know what to expect when we pull into KFLP country and have had this date circled for a while.” Door fee’s to the dance are $15.oo nightly and can be paid at the gate.
This year’s slack will be held Thursday morning (August 16th) beginning at 8:00am.
Nightly Rodeo performances start each night beginning with the Mutton Busting at 6:00 pm and followed by PRCA Rodeo performance beginning at 7:30 pm. This years performance act will be John Harrison from Harrison Entertainment.
Entry fees for this year’s Buck Wild Day’s Rodeo will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 years of age and younger.