Rodeo returning to Pearl River Community College

Published 10:29 am Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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The rodeo is heading back to Poplarville.

Pearl River Community College will host the annual event in Poplarville, Miss., at the Pearl River County Fairgrounds Arena for the second consecutive year Thursday, March 24, through Saturday, March 26. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission. Kids 10 and under get in free, as do PRCC faculty, staff and students with a valid school ID.

All three days will be live-streamed at

“We’re going to have a real good time,” PRCC coach Frank Graves said. “It’s going to be a real exciting three days.”

In addition to host Pearl River, some of the other schools participating in the rodeo include Tennessee-Martin, Missouri Valley, Southern Arkansas, West Alabama, Three Rivers, Northwest, East Mississippi, Murray State and more. Graves said the total contestants would eclipse 300.

Events will include bareback riding, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, goat tying, saddle bronc riding, bull riding and more.