Rodeo rides into Bowling Green this weekend

Michael Hall

Next week, residents of Bowling Green will be able to enjoy themselves at the L.D Brown AG Expo Center, which will play host to Kentucky’s Lone Star Rodeo, being held on Feb. 7 through Feb. 9. 

The rodeo was started by Preston C. Fowlkes Sr., and has been a family business for the past 65 years, making it one of Kentucky’s most notable forms of entertainment. 

Fowlkes stated that a “well known” specialty act would be the main attraction. The act is a show by the “Million Dollar” Mustang man, Bobby Kerr, of Hico, Texas. Kerr was the main attraction at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.

“He was awarded a million dollars after training Mustangs in 120 days,” Fowlkes said.  

The rodeo will have four shows planned in total, as well as having various forms of entertainment suitable for the entire family. 

Some side events that will be held include: bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and more. 

The Fowlkes grandchildren, ages six and 11, have also followed in the footsteps of their grandfather by adding their unique skills to the rodeo this weekend with two of their own acts. 

“Both grandchildren are going to do a Liberty Horse act, this is done without any contact, doesn’t touch, in any way,” Fowlkes said. 

After selling out their most recent show in Shelbyville, Tenn., Fowlkes and the Lone Star Rodeo is ready to make another appearance this weekend.