April 2, 2009 – Thursday
Horse Stalls Open for Early Check In – NOTE: Stall Space Limited – See Horse Stall Info for more information. Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 1:00 PM
April 3, 2009 – Friday
Horse Stalls Reopen for Regular Check In – NOTE: Stall Space Limited – See Horse Stall Info for more information. Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Stalls available for check in. We ask that you arrive by 5:30 PM to complete check in by 6:00 PM
Vendor Set-Up – Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 10:00 AM – 4:00
Rodeo School – Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, Noon- 4:00 PM
Blue Moon Welcome Pool Party and Mixer – Presented by Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, DJ – The Outlaws. Non Ticketed Event – Cash Bar. Sheraton Hotel – Pool Deck, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. After you check in, relax by the pool, have a Blue Moon Belgian White Ale, enjoy the music and meet the cowboys and cowgirls coming in from all over North America.
Contestant Registration – Sheraton Hotel – Empire Ballroom, Salon One. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Credit cards will be accepted at Contestant Registration. We accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. Contestants arrving from the country western cruise – see cruise/registration info for important information!
Rodeo Kickoff Party at Scandals Saloon – Non Ticketed Event 8:00 PM – ???
8:00 PM – Shuttles Start — Donations accepted, but no ticket required. 2:00 AM – Last Shuttle to Hotels. Hop the shuttles and join the cowboys and cowgirls at Scandals Saloon for the official Rodeo kick-off party in downtown Wilton Manors. The shuttles will be free this year, but donations will be accepted to help defray the cost – remember – “It’s all for charity.”
Cowgirls Mixer – New Moon Bar – Wilton Manors
April 4, 2009 – Saturday
Contestant Breakfast – Bergeron Arena – Free for contestants and officials – CREDENTIALS REQUIRED, 7:30 AM
First Time (New) Contestant Meeting – Bergeron Rodeo Grounds – Premium Seating Section, near the Contestant area and Announcer’s stand, 8:30 AM. Mandatory meeting for all first time Rodeo Contestants (Meeting time subject to rodeo start time change).
Stampede Officials Meeting – Bergeron Rodeo Grounds – Concession area,8:15 AM
2009 Sunshine Stampede Rodeo, Day One – Presented By Coors Light – Tickets Required for this event. 7:30 AM – Rodeo Shuttles Start — Donations accepted, but no ticket required. Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. 8:45 AM – Gates Open. 9:00 AM – Rodeo Starts – Morning Events.
12:30-ish – Grand Entry. 1:00 PM – Rodeo – Afternoon Events. 1:00 PM – Midway Tent Opens for Dancing and Entertainment
Sunset Stampede Featuring EXPOSE’ – Presented By Rosie’s Bar & Grill – Tickets Required for this event – Full Bar: Beer, Wine & Spirits. 8:00 PM – 11:45 Bergeron Rodeo Grounds.
Something For EVERYONE! Country Music spun by CJ Smith. Hoof it up on 3 dance floors then enjoy our tribute to South Florida as we present EXPOSE’ perform aLl of their hits and let the crowd dance to the South Florida Freestyle/Club beat that made us famous.
Enjoy a wonderful night under the stars, vendor booths and food concessions will be open throughout the night. OVER 21 ONLY PLEASE
April 5, 2009 – Sunday
Contestant Breakfast – Bergeron Arena – Free for contestants and officials – CREDENTIALS REQUIRED, 7:30 AM.
2009 Sunshine Stampede Rodeo, Day Two – Presented by Coors Light – Tickets required for this event. 8:00 AM – Rodeo Shuttles Start — Donations accepted, but no ticket required Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. 8:45 AM – Gates Open, 9:00 AM – Rodeo Starts – Morning Events
Noonish – Grand Entry, 12:45 PM – Rodeo – Afternoon Events, 1:00 PM – Midway Tent Opens for Dancing and Entertainment.
Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Scandals Saloon Wilton Manors, 8:00 PM. After the rodeo have a drink poolside at either hotel then head to Scandals Saloon for dinner and awards. Shuttles from both host hotels to Scandals start at 7:15 PM and the last shuttle departs Scandals at 1:00 AM. Dinner buffet is $10.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at Registration or during rodeo weekend at the rodeo grounds box office.
Official Closing Party at Scandals Saloon – Shuttle schedule posted in hotel lobbies