Looking for something fun to do this Saturday night? Put on your cowboy boots and head out to Sardis for the second annual Bull Bash Rodeo at the Sand Mountain Corn Maze, sponsored by Gilbert & Baugh Ford in Albertville,
The Bull Bash is a professional rodeo event sanctioned by the Southern Pro Bull Riders Association. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. They are available at the WQSB radio office on U.S. 431 in Albertville, or call 256-302-0900.
Nearly 70 bull riders and barrel racers competed in last year’s inaugural event making it the largest in the SPBR circuit, according to Bull Bash organizer Kasey Dixon. The 2012 event welcomed a crowd of almost 2,000 people.
According to Dixon, cowboys and cowgirls come from all over for the rodeo, but there are usually a lot of hometown riders as well.
“We will have people coming in from everywhere,” Dixon said. “It’s a very inexpensive event for families. There’s all kinds of activities for kids to enjoy.”
The event will include a rodeo clown performance, entertainment, prizes and a jewelry run, where ladies can compete for gifts.
Several merchandise vendors selling an assortment of western wear will be on hand, and food concessions will also be available.
Dixon said there will be a special guest - a former contestant of the popular reality TV show “Redneck Island” - signing autographs after the event.
“It’s just a blast, and we hope this year’s event is even bigger,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun.”
Dixon said the rodeo also signals the 2013 seasonal launch of the Sand Mountain Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, which opens Sunday at 1 p.m. It’s located on Cox Gap Road about a quarter mile off U.S. 431 in Sardis City. There are signs that will guide drivers to parking spaces.
The corn maze is a family-oriented activity featuring cow train rides, a play barn and a walk through a vast maze of corn. The maze is open every day except Monday for the next six weeks
Corn maze packages start at $8 and pumpkin patch packages begin at $7. It’s for all ages, and the most fun is at night, Dixon said. Church and youth groups are welcome, and birthday party packages are available.
Visit sandmountaincornmaze.com or the Facebook page for more information.