2016 Rodeo Info:
Dates: Thursday, October 6th - Saturday, October 8th
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 8th) at 1:00 pm
The Bonifay Kiwanis Club Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) Rodeo.
Rodeo Nightly Themes
Thursday, Oct 6th 2016
Kids Night - Free admission for children under 10 years old.
There will be stick horse races and sack races during intermission for children 10 and under.
Friday, Oct 7th 2016
Military Appreciation Night -
Wear red, white, and blue to show support for our military and veterans! We will have a special recognition service for our military.
Saturday, Oct 8th 2016
Food For Kids Night -
Supporting the Backpack Program!
Help eliminate hunger among children!
Click the link below to learn more!
RV Hookups: $60.00 per night (Power and Water)
Self Contained RV Camping: $25 per night
Tent Camping: $20.00 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 17, 2016
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 7th & Saturday, October 8th
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, October 1st 2016
(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 8th
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Bonifay Fire Station
Cost: $6.00 per plate
Youth Bible Camp
There will be a Youth Rodeo Bible Camp for children and youth ages 8-18, October 3rd-5th at Memorial Field. Each student will learn the trades of rodeo while learning the Word of God. Click the link below for more info on this awesome opportunity!
The Bonifay Kiwanis Club will host the 72nd Annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo, on Thursday, October 6th through Saturday, October 8th, 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.