Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-event activities.
This is a chance
to see many of the same professional riders featured on television
cable stations Championship Bull Riding, or CBR, and Great American
Country, or GAC, with the Xtreme Bulls Tour. Each performance will
feature some of the top riders of the National Federation of
Professional Bullriders pitted against award-winning bucking bulls.
These riders will compete for a cash purse both nights and for
championship points to qualify for the NFPB finals. Riders will test
their skills against some of the "baddest bulls in the country," and
each night the top-scoring riders will be brought back for a final
match against the top bulls of the event.
There will be activities for all ages, including free pony rides
from 6 to 7 p.m., cowgirl barrel racing, horseshoe games and food
This is an action-packed family event that's reasonably priced.
Admission is $10 per person and free for kids 6 and under. All admissions for those 18 and older will include a chance
to win a 2013 Ford pickup truck from Roland Rich Ford.
Notes on this second annual "Bull Bash" indicate that shows with
this caliber of talent typically have a beginning ticket price of
$35-$50 and are not usually seen outside large metropolitan areas.
Advance tickets are available in Delavan at Roland Rich Ford, The
Farmhouse, The Exchange, and Old Town Bar & Grill, and in Mackinaw
at First Security Bank.
Proceeds will benefit the Delavan School Foundation.
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Major sponsors include Wagenbach Construction, Kull Ranch,
Hopedale Medical Complex, Illinois High School Rodeo Association and
Illinois Junior High School Rodeo Association, along with more than
20 corporate sponsors to date.
Four Rocks Arena is right off the Delavan exit from Interstate 155.
Free parking is available on-site.
There will be an after-party each night with live country bands
at The Farmhouse in Delavan.
The bucking bulls for this competition will be provided by
Shop Creek Cattle Co.,
an organization with over 50 years of experience in the rodeo and
livestock industry and sanctioned with the
National Federation of
For more information, go to
or on Facebook --
Shop Creek Cattle Co. or 2nd Annual Bull Bash.
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Four Rocks Arena provides a well-lit
indoor theater for top-rated rodeo entertainment. Seating is limited
to 2,000. Throughout the year the arena hosts a large
number of both professional and youth competitions, including the
Illinois High School Rodeo Association, Illinois Wrangler State
Finals, Illinois Junior Rodeo State Finals and the National Barrel
Horse Association State Show.