Midwest Rodeo is coming to Fairgrounds June 11-12
The Midwest Invitational Rodeo - the top showcase of the Black cowboy/cowgirl story - will return for one weekend only and guests can experience the authentic African-American Rodeo and join in celebration of Juneteenth. Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans will participate as the Grand Marshall.
With more than 50 years of rodeo production experience, Midwest Invitational Rodeo is a competitive traveling rodeo that showcases the top rodeo talents in the nation.
The family-friendly event will feature activities for all ages.
The American Red Cross, Michigan State 4-H program, Wayne County Parks and many other special vendors and guests will be in attendance June 11 and June 12.
Grounded by generations of history, the showcase celebrates African-American cowboys' meaningful contributions to the sport.
Following the Civil War, working as a cowboy was one of the few jobs available for men of color in search of economic opportunity amidst newfound freedom.
That said, those who did pursue this path often faced discrimination in many American towns despite their skillset being deemed equal to their white counterparts.
Tickets purchased in advance are priced at $20 and $25 if purchased the day of the show.
Children 3 and younger are admitted at no cost with an adult.
There is a $5 parking fee.
Wayne County Fairgrounds is located at 10871 Quirk Road in Belleville.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.midwest-invitational.com or contact Midwest.Invitat ional.Rodeo@gmail.com via email.