El Hasa Shriners Rodeo Coming to Pikeville

Press Release from the East Kentucky Expo Center

Pikeville, KY – The International Professional Rodeo Association sanctioned Hedrick Rodeo Company presented by the El Hasa Shriners will ride into the East Kentucky Expo Center on Friday, October 31st and Saturday, November 1st, 2014. Tickets will be on-sale Friday September 29th at 10:00am at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Ticket prices are $18.00, $25.00 and $35.00 with children under 12 admitted at half price.

Professional rodeo at its best. Hedrick Rodeo Company exhibits style, showmanship, and incredible family entertainment. America’s toughest sport is displayed with class and helps to preserve the strong values of Western Heritage and the cowboy life. Patriotism, athleticism, along with excitement, and thrills will be present.

Danny Hedrick, rodeo owner, says “We will have contestants from all over the nation for this event. This is one of the last rodeos this year to earn points towards the I.P.R.A. Championship.” Event organizers have listed Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Cowgirl Barrel Racing and Team Roping among the events that will be seen.

Andy Linton, Assistant General Manager at the East Kentucky Expo Center said, “We are striving to bring a diverse selection of events to Pikeville. With the addition of the El Hasa Professional Rodeo to our fall line up we have something for everyone. Whether it is one of the most successful pop/rock groups in history with Chicago, fun for the kids with Sesame Street, new country like Brantley Gilbert or up and comers Sundy Best, we want to have something to entertain every member of the family.”

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Feud on the Forks Kayak/Canoe River Bass Tournament

Jackson Kayak, Big Stick Tackle and the City of Pikeville present “Feud on the Forks”, a kayak/canoe river bass tournament on the Levisa Fork River and Russel Fork River, October 11, 2014. Pike County, Kentucky is home to some of the best fishing around, and what better way to test your skill than at this friendly competition with other bass fishing enthusiasts? 1st place prize winner will receive a Jackson Kayaks Coosa. 100% payout is based on number of entrants.

For more information, contact Ronnie Hylton.