Masbate City: Rodeo Festival 2013 | Schedule of Activities

Masbate Rodeo Festival 2013The Rodeo Capital of the Philippines, the City of Masbate, will once again host the annual Rodeo Festival. Unknown to many Filipinos, the cowboy culture is very much alive in Masbate.

Now on its 20th year, activities for the Rodeo Festival 2013 are scheduled on April 1-15, 2013 with highlights including the Grand Parade, the Horse Parade, Cattle Drive, and the Street Barn Dance. A lot of merrymaking activities will treat visitors and locals alike in the streets of Masbate City during the festival.

At the core of the Rodeo Festival is the National Rodeo Finals happening on April 9-13, 2013. Cowboys and cowgirls from different parts of the country will compete in rodeo events to be held in the Masbate Grand Rodeo Arena.

This is the best time for visitors to experience the unique cowboy culture of Masbate. A visits to the local cattle ranches will give visitors a glimpse of the cowboy way of life. Be a cowboy for a day by learning the basics of cattle handling such as horseback riding, lassoing, whip cracking, calf wrestling, and cattle branding.

Hold your horses cowboy! Before heading to Masbate, make sure to pack your cowboy outfit in your luggage and start practicing those barn dancing steps!


April 1, 2013
Kick-off Party and Festival Opening
Beef Cooking Contest
Fireworks Display

April 1-7, 2013
Pre-Pageant Activities for Mr. & Ms. Rodeo Masbateño 2013

April 1-14, 2013
Horseback Riding
Calesa Ride
Local Establishment Dress-up in Western Theme
Rodeo Drive Launching
Ranch Tour*

April 1-15, 2013
Beer Plaza with Nightly Events

March 25 - April 21, 2013

April 9, 2013
Long Horse Parade & Grand Opening
Governor's Night
April 9-12, 2013
Livestock Display

April 9-13, 2013
National Rodeo Finals

April 9-14, 2013
Trade Fair

April 10, 2013
Horse Parade & Competition
Cattle Drive & Herding
City Mayor's Night

April 11, 2013
Street Barn Dancing

April 12, 2013
Parade of Beauties & Search for Mr. & Ms. Rodeo Masbateño 2013

April 13, 2013
Awarding & Closing Ceremonies
Filminera Night
Fireworks Display

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Image Source: Facebook Page of Rodeo Festival 2013

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