The 2nd Annual Boots N’ Bulls Rodeo presented by Hogan Tire & Nokian Tire at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Presque Isle, September 14th.

The rodeo is even longer this year - with more bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding & more fun and exciting events.

Boots N’ Bulls Tickets: Save as much as $5 on all tickets when you buy now. VIP tickets are just $50 each. Prices for VIP tickets go up to $55 at the door. You get VIP seating and parking to the best rodeo and music event of the year.

Click Here to Buy Tickets to Boots N' Bulls - You can also buy tickets at Hogan Tire in Presque Isle, Houlton & Caribou.

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THE ART OF BULL RIDING:

The rules of bull riding are simple – stay on for 8 seconds and get a score. It sounds way easier than it is.

If it’s your first time watching a bull ride, you’re going to want to know what to look for. It happens fast, so keep your eyes on the cowboy and the bull.

A perfect score is 100 points which rarely happens. An average score ranges from 75 to 85 points.

The bull gets 50 points for how it spins, bucks, and stays in a tight spin (running around the arena takes away points). The rider gets 50 points based on style. You want to keep an arm in the air, body squared, and legs tight and spurring if possible. You can’t touch the bull with your free hand – even accidently – or the ride is disqualified.

The rider in the chute is trying to get the bull to stay straight for a clean start. Once the rider nods or gives a go ahead, the chute swings open and the clock starts. You'll see the cowboys tightening their rope for a good grip.

Part of the excitement – but not part of the score - is the dismount. When the 8 seconds is over, the rider needs to get off ASAP. A good way to do this is loosen the rope and jump off away from the way the bull’s spinning. It doesn’t always go as planned.

As they say in bull riding – it’s never over ‘til it’s over.

That’s why the bull fighters are right there to get the bull’s attention and let the rider get away safely (hopefully).

That’s a bull ride – and it’s awesome. The key is to watch the nuance and technique in the middle of a romping and raging storm.

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BOOTS N' BULLS TICKETS:

Prices from August 1st to the Event:

  • $50 for VIP
  • $30 for adults
  • $10 for children 3-12
  • Free for 2 and under

Prices at door:

  • $55 for VIP
  • $35 for adults
  • $10 for children 3-12
  • Free for 2 and under

Click Here to Buy Tickets to Boots N' Bulls - You can also buy tickets at Hogan Tire in Presque Isle, Houlton & Caribou.

Please print or download your tickets to your smart phone and present them at the gate. All tickets will be scanned.  No refunds or exchanges. Cash and Credit will be accepted at the gate.

Watch barrel racing, bull riding, bareback & much more. Hosted by nationally acclaimed Rawhide Rodeo Company and sanctioned by the Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association.

Live Music: Directly following the rodeo, Wally and the Virginian take the stage in front of the grandstand.

Food & Drinks: Beer tent and food trucks are ready to go.

Event Details:

  • Rain or shine
  • Please no outside food or beverages
  • Please no large purses, bags, backpacks or weapons
  • Please no pets unless it is a licensed service animal

Click Here to Buy Tickets to Boots N' Bulls - You can also buy tickets at Hogan Tire in Presque Isle, Houlton & Caribou.

Looking to Participate? Looking to become a vendor or sponsor? Email sarah.ennis@townsquaremedia.com or Call: 207-769-6600.

Please visit Rawhiderodeo.com if you’re looking to participate in the Rodeo.

Sponsored by Hogan Tire, Nokian Tire, Machias Savings Bank​, North Country Auto & North Country RecreationRichardson's Hardware, Cary Medical Center5K Tent and Event, Northern Light AR Gould Hospital

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