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Pro Rodeo Coming to Kendall County This Weekend

Jul 04, 2016 05:39PM ● Published by Steven Jack

There will be boots and hats, horses, bulls, cowboys and cowgirls riding into Yorkville on July 8 and 9 as the Big Hat Rodeo Company produces the Fox Valley Pro Rodeo at the Kendall County Fairgrounds at 7 pm both nights.  

Hosted by the Kendall County Fair Association, this will be a night of pro rodeo action with seven events and contestants from throughout the US and Canada competing.

Featured will be the bucking livestock of the Big Hat herd, along with family-friendly rodeo clown Kenny Schappacher, renowned master of ceremonies Mark Northall, lead bullfighter Cody Lamb and the sister team of trick and roman riding daredevils, Shanae & Hannah Ritter, known as the Wild Together Trick Riders. 

The rodeo is supported locally by Heartland Bank, Just In Time Heating & Air Conditioning, Roadhouse Country Bar & Grill, 4 Season's Landscaping, Severson Brothers, Wallin Livestock Dispatch, Sanchez Bros. Western Wear and Ron Westphal Chevrolet. 

Advance tickets save $2 per ticket and you can buy them at Heartland Bank in Newark, Millbrook, Plano, & Aurora, Sanchez Bros. both locations of Aurora & Cicero, Just In Time in Sandwich, Roadhouse Country Bar & Grill in Yorkville, Rosatti's in Yorkville, and The Garden Faire in Oswego. 

Tickets are also available online at  

There will be tickets available at the gate.  Adults ages 14 and up are $12 for Friday night and $15 for Saturday night at the gate.  Kids ages 5-13 are $10 Friday night and $12 Saturday night and KIDS 5-UNDER & PARKING ARE FREE!  Concessions available on the grounds. 

Following the rodeo performance on Saturday night, there will be a concert by Whiskey Romance Band.  This concert is included in the ticket price for Saturday’s rodeo performance.  


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