Bareback riding and kids’ mutton bustin’ will be part of the Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo at Vortex Spring May 10-11. [COURTESY OF CHERYL GAINER MCCALL]

Steers and cowboy hats will once again be present in Holmes County when the annual Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo will be held May 10–11 at The Original Vortex Spring in Ponce de Leon. Events will begin at 7 p.m. 

Tickets are $15 at the gate. Students six to 10 years old are $10. Children five years old and under are free. Gates open at 5 p.m. Food vendors will be on site. 

The events include saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, barrel racing, and breakaway roping. There will also be fun for the kids in the mutton bustin’ event that will be held nightly. 

Sign ups for mutton bustin’ will be at 5 p.m. nightly with the event starting at 6 p.m. 

The rodeo tends to draw thousands to Vortex Springs. The event will come right after Sol Fest, an electronic music festival held for the first time at Vortex Springs.

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