MACON, GA.-- - Set up began Friday for the Southeastern Black Rodeo National Finals at the Macon Centreplex.
More than 1,000 tons of dirt was spilled into the arena to get ready for the cowboys to take the stage this weekend. Todd Morris, the rodeo's communications director, says there will be barrel racing, bulls, horses and much more.
"So what makes this unique is that you're going to see primarily a majority of African American cowboys or cowgirls competing. Then also it's going to be a little more riveting. You're gonna have a little more urban music, but then we still stick to the theme of cowboying so you'll hear some country western,” says Morris.
Avery Ford or "Spanky” as he is known at the rodeo works as a rodeo clown. He says for him it is all about the children's reaction.
"It just came natural to me to just be out there and just have fun with the crowd and mingle with the kids. The kids are the thing. I love the kids and just to see the smile on their face,” explains Ford.
The show is at the Macon Centreplex Saturday night. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show is at 7:30 p.m. You can buy tickets at the Centreplex box office. They are $25 for adults and $20 for kids.