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​​​2018 SWD Rodeo Week Schedule


                     
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018
9:00 a.m.  Week Long Rodeo Heritage Ride Begins
9:00 a.m.  Trail riders leave Gueydan LA in route to Lake Arthur, LA

Sunday, Jan 28, 2018
9:00 a.m.  Trail riders leave Lake Arthur LA in route to Jennings, LA

Monday, Jan 29, 2018

9:00 a.m.   Trail riders leave Jennings, LA in route to Welsh, LA

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018

7:30 a.m.   Free Pancake Breakfast – Sponsored by Southern Spice Restaurant 
                  --  First 50 people receive a free rodeo voucher

9:00 a.m.   Trail riders leave Welsh, LA in route to Iowa, LA


Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018

8:00 a.m.   Livestock Show begins

                  - Breeding Rabbits Show
9:00 a.m.   Trail riders leave Iowa,LA in route to Lake Charles, LA
5:30 p.m.   Rodeo Press Conference at Walk On's Gulf Hwy Lake Charles, LA

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018
  ALL DAY   City-wide Dress Western at Work Day!

 ALL DAY   Calcasieu Parish schools western dress-up day

8:00 a.m.    Livestock Show begins

​                   - Beef Showmanship, followed by:

                   - Steer Show

                   - Beef Breeding Show (see livestock show page for breeds)

9:00 a.m.    Trail riders leave for ride in South Lake Charles, LA
12:00 p.m.  Trail riders break for lunch provided by Gatti’s Pizza

3-4 p.m.      Autograph session at Patton's Western Wear (3620 Ryan St) with:

                   - Lecile Harris, Legendary Hall of Fame Bullfighter & Rodeo Clown

                   - Keri Sheffield, Miss Rodeo America 2018

                   - Taylor McNair, Miss Rodeo Mississippi 2018

3:00 p.m.    Line up for Rodeo Parade at West Lagrange and Patrick St
5:00 p.m.    Rodeo Parade Begins 

                   -- Parade begins at corner of Lagrange & Patrick St., then travels south on  
                      Ryan St. to McNeese Stadium
7:30 p.m.    Rodeo Performance Begins


Friday, Feb 2, 2018

8:00 a.m.   Livestock Show begins

                  - Swine Breeding Show, followed by:

                  - Swine Showmanship

8:00 a.m.   Livestock Show begins

                  - Beef Breeding Show (see livestock show page for breeds)

​9:00 a.m.   Market Lamb Show

9:00 a.m.   Goat Showmanship, followed by:

                  - Breeding Goats Show

9:00 a.m.   Trail riders leave McNeese stadium in route to Burton Coliseum

1:00 p.m.   Trail riders break for lunch provided by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

3-4 p.m.     Autograph session at Boot Barn (2990 E. Prien) with:

                  - Professional bullfighters Darran Robertson & Cody Emerson

                  - Keri Sheffield, Miss Rodeo America 2018

                  - Taylor McNair, Miss Rodeo Mississippi 2018

5:30 p.m.   Hall of Fame Ceremony in the Chalkley Room at Burton Coliseum
6:00 p.m.   Trail riders line up for grand entry of Rodeo

7:30 p.m.   Rodeo Performance Begins

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018

7:00 a.m.   Livestock Show begins

                  - Market Swine Show (see livestock show page for breeds)

8:00 a.m.   Beef Breeding Show (see livestock show page for breeds)

8:00 a.m.   Dairy Cattle Show
8:00 a.m.   Stick Horse Rodeo Late Registration Begins  (Ag Arena Warm-up Pen)
9:00 a.m.   Stick Horse Rodeo Begins  (Ag Arena Warm-up Pen) 

9:00 a.m.   Sheep Showmanship, followed by:

                  - Sheep Breeding Show

9:00 a.m.   Market Goat Show     
2:00 p.m.   Rodeo Performance Begins

7:30 p.m.   Rodeo Performance Begins