10th annual Slater-Marietta Rodeo set for this weekend

SLATER-MARIETTA, S.C. – High school students from across South Carolina will test their cowboy and cowgirl abilities at the 10th annual Slater-Marietta High School Rodeo Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10.

Participants will compete in bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, goat tying, team roping, pole bending, barrel racing and bull riding.

On Friday, a show rodeo with up to 15 contestants in each event will start at 8 p.m. A slack, available to contestants who do not compete in the show rodeo, will begin at approximately 11 p.m.

On Saturday, a slack, with a Jr. Wrangler rodeo to follow, will start at 1 p.m. The show rodeo will start at 8 p.m.

Clown acts and other family entertainment will be featured both nights.

A South Carolina High School Rodeo Association event, all competitors must be in high school and passing in at least four subjects (or all subjects if taking less than four subjects).

The rodeo, which is sponsored by the Slater-Marietta Lions Club and H&W Rodeo, will be held rain or shine at 205 Bates Bridge Rd., located behind Slater Mill across from Beechwood Farms.

Admission to the show rodeos (each day): Ages 13-adult, $10; kids 7-12, $5; and children under 6, free. Parking is free.

For more information, visit the event website here.