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FRANKLIN, TENN.  (April 23, 2013)  – Get ready Middle Tennessee! For the 64th year, the Franklin Rodeo stampedes into town complete with cowboys and cowgirls, bulls and horses and all the pageantry and tradition of rodeo and the old west!!

May 16-18 the Williamson County AgExpo Center is transformed into a rodeo arena and hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls with horses, boots, chaps and spurs come to town to compete for prize money and the chance at a gold buckle!

The rodeo is a fundraiser for the Franklin Noon Rotary Club and is a long-time tradition for Williamson County. In the past six decades the rodeo has raised over $2 million for the Rotary Club. That money has gone to fund high school scholarships and local charities in the county.

Fans fill the air-conditioned building to enjoy three nights of rodeo and City Mayor Ken Moore loves to see them in town. The rodeo “brings a lot of people to Franklin to see our great city and it’s an opportunity for one of our Rotary Clubs to raise money for the worthwhile projects they do.”

And for a night of entertainment, fans can enjoy the Rodeo Cafe which open at 6 pm. Parking is free and rodeo spectators will see not only competition but beautiful trick riding, rodeo clowns and daring bullfighters.

Tickets for the rodeo are $17 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, visit the website or call 615-RODEO-11.