While I live in the Tyler area, my job requires me to drive through Gladewater on a daily basis. For the last week or two, I’ve been reading the banners strung around the town advertising the Gladewater Roundup Rodeo. Held annually since 1938, the Round-up has achieved a fair amount of notoriety in the last few years. The Gladewater Round- up is a non-profit organization that raises money for causes like college scholarships, and breast cancer research. The rodeo includes events for just about every member of the family. A raffle and Jr. Rodeo events are held as well. There are also a couple of events on the Saturday preceding the start of the rodeo. The first is a trail ride that begins at eight am, on June second. The second is a Cook off, to be held at noon on the same day. The trail ride is expected to return to the rodeo grounds in time for the Cook- off.
The actual Rodeo will be held on the evenings of June sixth, through the eighth, at eight fifteen in the evening. Tickets go on sale May twenty eighth, and run from twelve to fourteen dollars depending on whether you’re purchasing class A or class B tickets. Children are half price at the gate. For those interested in equestrian and rodeo events, this could be a great way to kick off the summer. The fact that the proceeds go to great causes, only adds to event. For more information click on the following links, or call their office at (903) 845-5126 on or after May twenty eighth. http://gladewaterrodeo.com/index.php/en/ticket-information http://www.facebook.com/gladewaterrounduprodeo