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Silver Spurs Rodeo brings excitement to Kissimmee all weekend

qIf your only experience with Central Florida is as a home to major attractions like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida, you probably have no idea of Kissimmee’s cattle country heritage and the annual Silver Spurs Rodeo. Along with oranges, Florida is a major beef and dairy producer, which you can read about on the Fresh From Florida website, and it has a rich history in the cattle industry. Given that background, it’s especially fitting that Kissimmee is home to the Silver Spurs Rodeo, the largest event of its kind east of the Mississippi.

Rich Rodeo History

If you want a taste of the action, the Silver Spurs Rodeo runs now through Sunday. You’ll find full details on the official website and you can learn more about the history of the rodeo in this video:

Events at the Silver Spurs Rodeo

Events include bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling, and more. Learn more about the fine art of bull riding in the video below:

An Insider’s View

What’s it like to actually be in the ring? Find out about the adrenaline rush here:

Every rodeo has its queens, and the Silver Spurs Rodeo is no exception. Learn what they enjoy about the event and what they’re most looking forward to in the video below:

If you want some thrills and chills that go far beyond the theme parks, head out to the Silver Spurs Rodeo this weekend and join in the fun!

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