The sport of rodeo returns to Purcell on Friday and Saturday.
The McClain County Heart of Oklahoma Rodeo performances will be at 8 p.m. at the McClain County Expo Center.
The rodeo featuring stock furnished by Rafter D Rodeo is sponsored by Indian Territory Roundup Club.
Adult tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate. Children 10 years and younger will be admitted free.
Mutton busting will be before the rodeo at 7:30 p.m.
Cowboys and cowgirls will compete both nights in ranch bronc riding, bull riding, tiedown roping, breakaway roping, team roping, open barrels, junior barrels and double mugging.
And for those with a daredevil’s nerves, there will be the ring of fire.
The purse includes $1,000 added for all events and $500 added for junior barrels.