OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Saddle up east Alabama: the rodeo is coming to town for an action packed way to benefit a local charity.
Saturday night the cowboys and cowgirls will be at the Lee County Arena where the 25 top bull riders will take to the arena, followed by 12 barrel racers, then live music.
It's all a part of the Bulls, Bands and Barrels Tour with proceeds going to Storybook Farm, a nonprofit organization that helps children overcome challenges through free equine therapy sessions.
The Bulls, Bands and Barrels Tour is bringing the southeast's top bull riders to the Lee County Fairgrounds for an action packed fundraiser to benefit Storybook Farm.
"Action-packed entertainment all night...we tell people we will sell you a whole seat, but you will only need the edge of it," said Hunter Price, BBB Tour Organizer. "If you have never been to a bull riding event you don't want to miss it. It's going to be a good time."
News Leader 9's Elizabeth White got in touch with her inner cowgirl while working on this story Friday.
If you have the chance to sit on the back of a bull, she said, you have to take that opportunity by the horns. Elizabeth got the opportunity to sit on the back of an 1,800 pound bull named Southern Touch, who's more of a pet than a rodeo bull.
The rodeo starts at 7 p.m. and the gates open at 5:30 p.m. with activities for the kids, plenty of food and fireworks. Tickets are $10 for kids and $15 for adults.