Weekend goals: A New Jersey rodeo with fun for the whole family

Illinois High School Students Compete In State Rodeo ChampionshipsPhoto by Scott Olson/Getty Images

This weekend, rain or shine, bring the whole family over to Daube Farms in Skillman (Montgomery Township) for the 23rd annual Montgomery Professional Rodeo and Bullmania. The event promises everything from bareback/saddlebronc riding to steer wrestling, cowgirls barrel racing, goat tying, bull riding and more. For kids, there’s mutton busting, a calf scramble, a stick horse race and even a rodeo clown. On Saturday there’s an invitation only special needs rodeo; those interested in attending can email specialneedsrodeo@montgomeryrodeo.com. There’ll also be food vendors and live bands, and the event benefits local non-profit organizations.

Weekend Pick No. 2: Join in the fun at the 23rd annual Montgomery Professional Rodeo and Bullmania. Professional cowboys from all over will be coming to compete in Bucking Broncos, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, and Barrel Racing. Kids will have great fun during the Mutton Busting, the Calf Scramble, and the stick horse race.  The Rodeo clown adds hilarious comedy and there is always a cowboy who gives a trick roping performance. It is an action-packed day in and out of the arena including a kids carnival, Food and Beverage, Live Bands, and many other vendors. (Gates open 2 hours prior, held rain or shine) Daube Farms, 361 Sunset Road, Skillman Prices: $15 Adults, $10 children Details at montgomeryrodeo.com. ????: @frankveronskydotcom . . #njrodeo #skillman #daubefarm #montgomeryrodeo #montgomerynj #skillmannj #frankveronsky #njevents

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Here’s some video from the rodeo in 2008 to give you a sense of what you can expect: