Established in 2017


With your help, more than $45,000 was raised in 2017 at the 8th annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo.

Since 2009, proceeds raised at the Whip Crackin’ Rodeo have provided Wilson County charities with more than $300,000 in support.

The rodeo also includes a day for our special needs children filled with fun, games and a sample of what a real rodeo is all about. In 2017, we had the privilege of entertaining over 450 special needs youth at this mini rodeo event.

Our 2018 event is scheduled for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at The Wilson County Fairgrounds’ James E Ward Agricultural Center. The Country Living Fair will also take place on the same weekend as the Whip Crackin’ Rodeo … we anticipate this to be our best year yet!

Whip Crackin' Rodeo Official Site

Lone Star Rodeo was created in Marfa, Texas and moved to sport of rodeo to the fans in the Southeast. Lone Star Rodeo Company now resides in Crofton, KY on their 660 acre ranch. The family  tradition of top-notch stock and competition, pageantry, and family entertainment has been carried on for the past 33 years by Preston Fowlkes, Jr.  The family commitment continues into the next generation with the entire family working side by side.  Lone Star Rodeo produces over 40 events per year.

The Lone Star Rodeo Company travels in eleven different states, from the  Crossroads of America in New Albany, IN to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Arena in Athens, AL on up to the Chesapeake Bay. Not to mention the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, to the Calsonic Arena, on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville, TN, on over to the Shelby Showplace in Memphis, TN. Lone Star Rodeo Company will continue to go up and down the eastern seaboard to provide the spectators with the best in western style, family entertainment.

Contact Information

Scott O’Neal

Scott O’Neal

Regional and Affiliate Initiatives Liaison

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