75th Annual

Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo

-       2014 Schedule of Events -
**PLEASE NOTE: Some of the Livestock Show times/days have changed due to weather event this past Tuesday.  Please call the Livestock Show officials at (337) 475-8812 to check for accurate show times.

Friday, January 24                          

      6:00 p.m.                                   OPENING RECEPTION/POSTER UNVEILING

                                                         Historic City Hall - 1001 Ryan Street, 2nd Floor

                                                         75th Anniversary Poster Designed by Buck Taylor

Saturday, January 25                      Western Heritage Trail Ride Day 1

      9:00 a.m.                                    Riders depart Gueydan


Sunday, January 26                         Western Heritage Trail Ride Day 2

      9:00 a.m.                                    Riders travel from Lake Arthur to Jennings


Monday, January 27                       Western Heritage Trail Ride Day 3

      9:00 a.m.                                    Riders travel from Jennings to Welsh

      5:00 p.m.                                   RODEO CELEBRITIES’ AUTOGRAPH & PHOTO SESSION

                                                         Patton’s Western Wear - 3620 Ryan Street 

Tuesday, January 28                       Annual IHOP Free Pancake Breakfast

      8:00 a.m.                                    Calcasieu Parish Courthouse – 1000 Ryan Street, 2nd Floor

                                                         The First 100 Fans to arrive win a FREE rodeo ticket!


      9:00 a.m.                                    Western Heritage Trail Ride Day 4

                                                         Riders travel from Welsh to Iowa


Wednesday, January 29                 Southwest District Livestock Show Begins     

                                                         Burton Coliseum Complex


      8:00 a.m.                                    Beef Showmanship Begins                  


      9:00 a.m.                                    Western Heritage Trail Ride Day 5

                                                         Riders travel from Iowa en route to Lake Charles


      4:00 p.m.                                   Sheep Showmanship Begins

                                                         Sheep Breeding Follows

      5:00 p.m.                                   RODEO CELEBRITY MEET & GREET PRESS PARTY - Invitation Only

                                                         Featuring autograph and photo sessions with rodeo stars and rodeo royalty.

Thursday, January 30                     

      8:00 a.m.                                    Goat Showmanship Begins

                                                         Goat Breeding Follows


                                                         Swine Breeding, Commercial Gilts, and Swine Showmanship Begins

                                                         Beef Breeding Show Begins

      9:00 a.m.                                    Western Heritage Trail Ride Day 6

                                                         Riders en route for parade - Lake Charles

      10:00 a.m.                                  Market Lamb Show Begins


      4:00 p.m.                                   RODEO PARADE

                                                         Line-up at LaGrange and Patrick Streets

                                                         Parade travels South on Ryan Street to McNeese


      7:30 p.m.                                   RODEO PERFORMANCE

                                                         Burton Coliseum

Friday, January 31

   8:00 a.m.                                       Market Goat Show Begins


                                                         Beef Breeding Show Begins


                                                         Market Swine Show Begins


   9:00 a.m.                                       Western Heritage Trail Ride Day 7

                                                         Riders depart McNeese Stadium for Burton Coliseum

   5:00 p.m.                                      SOUTHWEST DISTRICT RODEO HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

                                                         Chalkey Room – Burton Coliseum

   7:30 p.m.                                      RODEO PERFORMANCE

                                                         Burton Coliseum

Saturday, February 1                     

   8:00 a.m.                                       Market Swine Show Begins

                                                         Dairy Show Begins

   9:00 a.m.                                       CHUCK WAGON COOKING EXHIBIT

                                                         Burton Coliseum

   11:00 a.m.                                     STICK HORSE RODEO

                                                         Burton Coliseum Practice Arena

   2:00 p.m.                                      RODEO PERFORMANCE AND CORONATION OF MISS RODEO LOUISIANA

                                                         Burton Coliseum

   5:00 p.m.                                      Southwest District Livestock Show Awards Presentation

                                                         Chalkley Room – Burton Coliseum


   8:00 p.m.                                      RODEO PERFORMANCE

                                                         Burton Coliseum


For additional information, please contact:

General Rodeo Information:          (337) 944-9710

Livestock Shows:                             Tommy Shields

(337) 475-8812

Western Heritage Trail Ride:         Glenn Daigle               Blaine Crochet

(337) 802-8168                               (337) 802-4879

Rodeo Parade:                                Blaine Crochet

(337) 802-4879

Press & Media Inquiries:                Lisa Sonnier, lisa@xactaadvertising.com

(337) 274-7636

Ticketmaster:                                  (800) 745-3000

Burton Coliseum Box Office:          (337) 721-4090

Official Website:                             www.LakeCharlesRodeo.com

Visit our Facebook Page:               www.facebook.com/swdrodeo