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Rockfish River Rodeo to bring bull riders, barrel racing and more to Nelson County

Crystal Graham

bull riding rodeo The Rockfish River Rodeo comes to Nelson County on Labor Day weekend and features professional bull riders and bucking bulls from across the nation.

This new event is coming to Blue Toad Hard Cider in Roseland on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Presented by BLM Bull and Rodeo Company and Indian Summer Guide Service, the event offers a family-friendly atmosphere, ladies barrel racing and extra entertainment featuring mini-bucking bulls and mutton bustin,’ according to a news release.

There will be live music, food and other vendors, a bounce house, playground and craft beverages.

“We have long wanted to present a family friendly event in Nelson County that represents the values and traditions that carefully curate the rich agricultural heritage of this area,” said Matt Lamb, BLM Bull and Rodeo Company spokesperson. “We look forward to enhancing this experience with other offerings like barrel racing and western riding training.”

The event runs from noon to 10 p.m.

Music starts at noon and runs until 6:30 p.m. The music lineup includes Jacob Allen & The Flood and Hustle Souls.

The rodeo kicks off following the music.

The music and daytime events are free and open to the public. Admission to the rodeo is $15 per person (3 years and younger are free). No pets.

Blue Toad Hard Cider is located at 462 Winery Lane in Roseland.

Tickets are available online, at the Blue Toad Hard Cider Tap Room and at the gate on the day of the event.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.