2017 Rodeo Info:
Dates: Thursday, October 5th - Saturday, October 7th
Times: 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 pm)
Location: Memorial Field on Veterans Blvd in Bonifay, Florida
Rodeo Parade: Friday (Oct 6th) and Saturday (Oct 7th) at 1:00 pm
The Bonifay Kiwanis Club Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) Rodeo.
Rodeo Nightly Themes
Kids Night -
Free admission for children under 10 years old.There will be stick horse races for children 10 and under.
(*children pre-register for race at booth inside stadium)
Military Appreciation Night -
Wear red, white, and blue to show support for our military and veterans! $10 Gate Admission with a Military ID.
Food For Kids Night -
Bring a jar of peanut butter to donate! Supporting the Backpack Program. Help eliminate hunger among children! Click the link above to learn more!
$60.00 per night
(Power and Water)
Self Contained RV Camping:
$25 per night
Click the link below to read our rules and regulations and to make reservations for camping at the rodeo!
Rodeo Pageant Info:
Date: September 16, 2017
Location: Holmes County High School Auditorium
Entry Fee: $50.00 per person.
Admission: $5.00 ages 10 and up, $2.00 ages 9 and under
Click the link below for the registration form and additional info on the pageant!
Dates: Friday, October 6th & Saturday, October 7th
Time: 1:00 pm
Route: Begins at the north end of Bonifay in front of the Piggly Wiggly and travels south on Waukesha Street/Highway 79, turns right on Veterans Boulevard and ends in front of Memorial Field (arena).
Click the link below for the parade registration form.
5k Bull Run
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
(weekend before rodeo)
8:00 AM - 5K Walk/Run (3.1 miles)
9:00 AM - Fun Run - 12 and younger
Proceeds from these events will benefit the Holmes County Backpack Program - Food For Kids, feeding hungry children over the weekends. Click the link below for more info, to register online or learn more about how you can help support this great event!
Each year the Bonifay Fire Department holds a pancake breakfast as a fundraiser.
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Bonifay Fire Station
Cost: $6.00 per plate
The Bonifay Kiwanis Club will host the 73rd Annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo, on Thursday, October 5th through Saturday, October 7th, starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly at Memorial Field. Gates will open daily at 5:30 p.m. The Bonifay Kiwanis Club Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) Rodeo. In conjunction with the rodeo, there will be a Rodeo Parade through downtown Bonifay on Friday and Saturday at 1:00 pm.
During the first full weekend of October, Bonifay, Florida goes country when the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo comes to town. Since its inception in 1944, the Bonifay Kiwanis Club has sponsored the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo and continues to carry the tradition of ensuring quality family entertainment. Over 25,000 people (eight times the population of Bonifay) can be found in Bonifay during the rodeo weekend. Some people even schedule their only week of vacation to be a part of the rodeo action by camping out in the Bonifay Kiwanis Club designated camping areas. Over the years, the Bonifay Kiwanis Club and countless volunteers have been providing the driving force behind what is considered one of the best professional rodeos in Northwest Florida.
Because the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo is a PRCA sanctioned Ram Rodeo Series, some of the best rodeo contestants attend in hopes of scoring a few more points toward the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo held in Kissimmee, Florida. In fact, for some of the cowboys and cowgirls the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo is their first chance to get points before starting down the yearly "trail" that heads to the Southeast Circuit Finals. Spectators watch these top rodeo contestants compete for thousands of dollars in seven rodeo events: Bareback Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding. Included in the three-day rodeo performances are world famous specialty acts, a huge two day rodeo parade, and much more. No wonder that the readers of Florida Monthly magazine selected the Bonifay Rodeo as the "Best Rodeo" during their ninth annual Best of Florida Award which was held in 2004.