Whip Crackin Rodeo

Whip Crackin Rodeo

2024 Whip Crackin’ Rodeo

April 19 & 20, 2024

Join us for the 2024 Whip Crackin' Rodeo at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Welcome to the Whip Crackin Rodeo!

Welcome to the Whip Crackin Rodeo!

Whip Crackin’ Rodeo returns for 2024!

The tradition of the Whip Crackin’ Rodeo returns to Lebanon’s Ward Agricultural Center for a two-night stand in April of 2024.

This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Wilson County, the rodeo is responsible for routinely making significant financial contributions to local charities from revenues collected through various sponsorships, advertising, and ticket sales.

Lebanon community leader and businessman John Bryan, chairman of The Community Foundation of Wilson County, said he, members of the organization’s board of directors and the many volunteers and nonprofits that participate in the production of the rodeo are “excited to be welcoming” its return.

          “This is truly a community event that benefits charities and nonprofits all across Wilson County. 

            “And equally as important it is a family event that provides quality entertainment for all ages,” Bryan said.

Each year the rodeo has been produced it has hosted sold-out crowds of as many as 3,000 attendees on each night, according to organizers.

Bryan said he fully anticipates the same type of response for this year’s Whip Crackin’ Rodeo.

Besides two nights of calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding and other exciting rodeo events, there will also be food concessions, retail shopping for western wear, and an overall fun-filled carnival-like environment, Bryan offered.

The Whip Crackin’ Rodeo was launched a dozen years ago by former Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead. The rodeo was chaired by Lebanon businessman Bob Black for the last few years it was produced. Black also at the time chaired The Community Foundation of Wilson County.

According to Black, the rodeo, since its beginning, has returned more than $500,000 to local charities and noteworthy Black said “even during the two years that we haven’t had a rodeo, The Community Foundation of Wilson County has continued to find a way to make charitable contributions to a number of nonprofits even though it didn’t have the funds that are annually generated by the rodeo.”



We would like to say Thank You to everyone that helped make our charity rodeo event a success. We can’t wait to see you again next year.

Previously, we presented the 10th Annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo for the residents of Middle TN and we raised over $40,000 for our LOCAL charities.

In just 10 years, we have been able to provide those local charities with over $500,000 in needed support.

For the last 10 years, we have included a day for our special needs children filled with fun, games and a sample of what a real rodeo is all about. During the 2019 Special Needs Day, we had the privilege of entertaining over 450 special needs youth at this mini rodeo event.

lone star logoThe covered pavilion offers an all weather rodeo arena, so be sure to join us at the Wilson County Fair Grounds for this exceptional night of rodeo fun.

To add to everyone’s enjoyment, we are working hard to include new events!



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