Mid-Winter Fair and Rodeo begins at Blackham Coliseum

Posted at 6:36 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 07:56:54-05

Louisiana's longest-running rodeo has returned to Lafayette.

The 2020 Mid-Winter Fair PRCA Pro Rodeo is now underway at Blackham Coliseum and will continue to entertain rodeo fans until Sunday, January 12.

The best cowboys and cowgirls are set to compete in events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down and team roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

Organizers say riders and performers are ready for crowds of fans to pack the coliseum and bring the energy they've come to expect from Lafayette.

The show begins on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and on Sunday at 2:00 pm.

2020 Mid-Winter Fair Rodeo comes to Lafayette

Eight-time bull riding World Champion Don Gay will serve as Master of Ceremonies and PRCA National Finals Barrel Man and Rodeo Clown Cody Sosebee will entertain fans as master comedian.

Tickets range from $15 to $22 for adults and $11 to $22 for children (3-12). They can be purchased at the Blackham Coliseum box office, traditional ticket outlets, or online at

Ticket locations:

Ranch Outlet (Selling Section O)
3324 NE Evangeline Hwy, Lafayette, LA
(337) 465-3316

Huval's Boot and Shoe Repair (Selling Section H)
901 N Parkerson, Crowley, LA
(337) 783-7938

Boot Barn (Selling Section M)
3320 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA
(337) 989-2379

Cavender's Boot City (Selling Section Q)
130 Tucker Drive, Lafayette, LA
(337) 406-9958

Cowboys Western Wear (Selling Section R)
211 N Ambassador Caffery, Scott, LA
(337) 593-0020

Gulotta's (Selling Section D)
916 S. Lewis St., New Iberia, LA
(337)364-4149 ext. 45

Competitors are hoping to qualify for PRCA National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December. Current World Champions and National Finals qualifiers will compete in the 2020 event.

Mid-Winter Fair Rodeo will award scholarships to the Lafayette Parish 4-H Club on the Thursday, January 9 during the rodeo's 4-H Family Night.

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