MOORE HAVEN, FL. - The Brighton Field Days Festival and Rodeo will once again return to the Brighton Seminole Reservation this February 17th and 18th. Tens of thousands of visiters return annually to the Field Days festival to enjoy the combination of Native American cultural exhibits and wild western rodeo exitement.
The Indian Festival will be held be held at the Brighton Seminole Reservation; a combination of modern covered arenas and an authentic, turn of the century Seminole village offering Native American art, crafts and food. Entertainment will include Native American Dancers, alligator wrestlers, Seminole Tribal clothing exhibitions, a snake and reptile show, country cloggers, carnival rides and a fair midway.
The $100,000 PRCA Championship Rodeo will be the centerpiece of the Field Days Festival. Top professional bronc riders, bulldoggers, barrel racers, ropers, and bull riders from across North America will compete for a share of the prize money. Western entertainer Johnny U will open the show with a horseback performance of western singing and storytelling and National Finals rodeo announcer Roger Mooney will call the action.
Other activities at the festival will include the Seminole tribal clothing contests and exhibitions, pole peeling, sack racing, turtle racing, men's archery contests, women's skillet throwing contest and a baby contest.
Gates will open Saturday, February 17th at 9 AM, and Sunday, the 18th at 11 AM. Rodeo performance times will be 8 PM Saturday, 3 PM Sunday. Rodeo tickets are $15 at the gate, and include festival admission. Admittance to the festival only is $5. The Brighton Seminole Reservation is located west of Okeechobee between Highway 70 and 78 on 721.