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On Monday night, the track at the Lebanon Area Fair was transformed into a rodeo, featuring 22 bull entries and 50 barrel entries.

The rodeo, hosted by Redeye Rodeo, kicked off at 7:30 p.m. and ran until a bit after 10 p.m.

The Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association (SEBRA) is associated with the event, and all members compete over the course of the year to qualify for finals held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (and the over $20,000 up for grabs at that event).

For a full listing of competitors, visit SEBRA’s website.

Barrels racing champion Anna Meck of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (middle left) and bull riding champion Greg Hostetter of Nappanee, Indiana (middle right) pose with Redeye Rodeo producer Kurt Hostetter (left) and Redeye Rodeo producer Greg Hostetter (right). (Photo provided by Kurt Hostetter)

Here are LebTown’s photo highlights of the event.


The first event of the rodeo was bull-riding, and 24 competitors tested their mettle against rowdy bulls. At the end of the night, the top six scorers competed against one another for the top title, which was won by Dakota Warnken.

Mutton Busters

In between bulls and barrels, kids who signed up in advance got to participate in the rodeo. They tried to keep their hold on sheep, under the supervision of bull-fighters who made sure they weren’t injured.

Sheep, herd animals, cluster together after being ridden by participating kids. Twenty children signed up to be “mutton busters” at the rodeo.


Following the mutton-busters, 50 barrel-riders competed for the fastest time. The winner was Anna Meck of Lancaster.

Dave “Showtime” Meyer

Popular comedian and rodeo entertainer Dave “Showtime” Meyer could be spotted throughout the rodeo bantering with announcer Tom Miller, dancing, and otherwise making the audience laugh. Meyer has over 240,000 likes on Facebook and over 12,000 subscribers on YouTube, in addition to having a presence on Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter.

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Emily Bixler

Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.