Souza's Bucking Bulls and the FFA chapters in Merced, Chowchilla, Buhach Colony, Le Grand, Mariposa and Madera present the 2012 Smackdown California Bull Riding Series Kickoff. The family-friendly (no alcohol or tobacco) event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Chowchilla Fairgrounds covered arena.
The main show starts at 6 p.m. and will feature bull riders from up and down the West Coast. After the main event, there will be food and a live performance of country music by The Erin McKinney Band.
There will also be a Mutton Busting Contest and Greased Pig Contest. Souza's Bucking Bulls supports the Future Farmers of America.
Event tickets are $15 for adults and can be bought at your local FFA, with $5 of every ticket sold by the FFA student going directly to the local FFA Chapter. Children’s tickets are $5 and can be bought at the box office.
The groups will also host Bull Riders Making A Difference — U Can 2 Food Drive benefiting the Merced County Food Bank and the Madera/Chowchilla Food Pantry. Bring in any can food donation and receive a free beverage. For additional information, please call (209) 724-3253.