Ride ‘Em, Cowboy!

  • Visit North Central
  • Posted on September 22, 2021

Hold onto your hats, cowpokes! The rodeo is coming to town!

The Fitchburg Airport will take on a distinctly western flair this fall, when the Buteco Boston Rodeo of Fitchburg hits town with two full days of ground-pounding excitement.

Picture it: dozens of cowboys, cowgirls — and energetic bulls. Championship bull riders, doing their best to last a hair-raising eight seconds on their bulls.

And if you’ve never seen a real, live bull in action, be prepared for an awesome sight. These animals — weighing in at about a ton apiece — will be doing their athletic best to toss the riders — by contrast, weighing about 130 pounds — off their backs. It’s a memorable match of wills and skills, strength and balance that can be over in the blink of an eye.

But exciting as it is, there’s more to the rodeo than bull-riding. There’s also barrel-racing competitions to delight the audience, a mechanical bull, and for the kids, pony rides and a petting zoo.

Oh, and did we mention the barbecue… and the concert?

The rodeo will be in town on September 26, and again on October 10, with lots of thrills, laughter, music and just plain fun. On both days, doors open at 11 am and the bull riders take to the ring at 2 pm. But don’t go away! There’s a concert at 5 pm with Brazilian bands, keeping the airport hopping till 9 pm. Throughout the day, you can enjoy Brazilian and American food, music provided by DJs, and plenty of entertainment for the entire family.

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Photo by Will Rogers Photography

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Photo by Will Rogers Photography