Join us 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


Friday and Saturday Night
Adult tickets $ 15.00
Child under 12 ticket $ 8.00
Child under 3 Free

Saturday 1:00pm Show
Adult tickets $ 15.00
Child under 12 Free with paying adult

Tickets will go on sale around February 1st

Barrel racing with horse.


Tickets may be purchased in advance at the following locations, and at the door on the day of the show. We recommend purchasing tickets early, all shows typically sell out!

Lee Chevorlet in Washington
Mario’s Boots in Greenville
Porky’s Restaurant in Williamston
Tracie’s Boots and Buckles in Wake Forest

Tickets will go on sale around February 1st


No. This is an alcohol-free event.

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.

Yes, and it is recommended as we normally sell out. Tickets locations will be announced at a later date.

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 252-940-8594.

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

You must call in the Monday night before the the rodeo.  Please visit for more information.  The call in number is listed under the event information on the schedule page.

DON’T MISS IT – 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! 2024 ticket information will be announced soon.