All Shows Sold Out February 16 and 17, 2024!

The Old Ford Volunteer Fire Department invites you to come out to the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center and enjoy an authentic rodeo. Our rodeo is sanctioned by the SRA/IPRA (Southern Rodeo Association). The SRA boasts of being the oldest rodeo association East of the Mississippi River.  Members of the association come from as far north as Canada, as far south as Florida, and as far west as Oklahoma. Cowboys and cowgirls compete for 12 spots in the Southern Finals Rodeo held each year. 

Come see bull riding, team roping, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bareback and saddle bronc riding.  This event is fun for the whole family, and we take pride in providing the community with a good, clean, family-oriented event.

We offer a Saturday afternoon matinee show which is a great opportunity for “kids” of all ages to enter the arena before the show to meet the cowboys and cowgirls, learn to rope, ride a horse, and maybe even pet a live bull! Bring the family for pony rides, pictures on the mechanical bull, and don’t forget to take home a souvenir from one of our many great vendors!


Saddle bronc riding with horses

February 16 and 17, 2024

Tickets are sold out!

Friday and Saturday Night:

Gates open at 6PM, show starts at 8PM

Saturday Afternoon:

Gates open at 11AM, show starts at 1PM

Barrel racing with horse.


Tickets are NOT sold online.

All Shows Sold Out!





Seating is reserved except for the general admission tickets for the bleacher seats at the roping end of the arena.

Yes, and it is recommended as we normally sell out. Tickets can only be purchased at ticket locations or at the door the day of the event. However, we are sold out for all shows on February 16 and 17, 2024.

In general, no. We do try to keep families/groups on the same row if possible and accommodate those that need lower rows/seats due to physical reasons.

The facility does have accommodations for handicapped seating such as wheelchairspaces. If you need handicap seating or accommodations please contact us at 252-946-9780 or 252-944-7606.

Yes. The contestants are "real" cowboys and cowgirls that compete year-round in rodeos to earn points with a chance to compete in the Southern Finals Rodeo.

No. This is an alcohol-free event.

Please visit for more information.

SOLD OUT – FEBRUARY 16 and 17, 2024!

Come see bull riding, bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and cowgirl breakaway roping!