Whip Crackin Rodeo

Whip Crackin Rodeo

Save The Date!

Save the date for the
10th annual
2019 Whip Crackin' Rodeo!

April 26th & 27th, 2019

News & Updates

Rodeo makes $25K donation to Community Foundation

Philip Craighead recently presented a $25,000 check to The Community Foundation of Wilson County on behalf of the Whip Crackin’ Rodeo, an annual event launched by the former Lebanon mayor and his wife eight years ago. The check presentation represented the final step by Craighead and others associated with the rodeo in establishing a fund […]

Rodeo donates to Southern STARRS

On Wednesday, Craighead presented a $1,500 donation to Southern STARRS Executive Director Terry Winfield at The Wilson Post office. Craighead said Winfield has been a longtime supporter of the Whip Crackin’ Rodeo and for several years has brought horses to their Special Needs Day. The Wilson Post was a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Whip […]

Rodeo donates to New Leash on Life

New Leash on Life Executive Director Angela Chapman was in for an unexpected, but pleasant, surprise last week when she accepted a $2,000 donation. The money was earmarked for New Leash on Life, a no-kill animal shelter, from proceeds of the 8th annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo. New Leash on Life Executive Director Angela Chapman was […]

Guts & Glory

The eighth annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo rolled into Lebanon this past weekend, and despite the rainy weather, crowds still showed up to see cowboys and cowgirls in action under the covered arena at the James E. Ward Ag Center. The Wilson Post caught up with bull riders who described what life is really like for […]

Return of the Whip Crackin’ Rodeo

It’s almost time for the 8th Annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo at the James E. Ward Ag Center in Lebanon. In the past seven years, the event, which was the brainchild of former city mayor Philip Craighead, and wife, Darlene, has raised over $300,000 for local charities. Craighead founded the event during his first term after […]

Whip-Crackin’ Wonder

April 30, 2013 From: The Lebanon Democrat Eva Malter, 3, of Lebanon, watches in amazement as a 5 year old does tricks on horseback during the Whip Crackin’ Rodeo on Friday.

Targeting A Good Time At The Rodeo

Special Events Rodeo, outdoor show start weekend festivities April 27, 2013 From: The Lebanon Democrat Landon Knight aims to lasso a ‘steer’ at the steer-roping station during Special Needs Day at the Whip Crackin’ Rodeo. The rodeo continues Saturday at the James E. Ward Ag Center.

Whip Crackin’ Rodeo kicks off Friday

Special Events Rodeo, outdoor show start weekend festivities April 24, 2013 From: The Lebanon Democrat Mayor Philip Craighead and Lone Star Rodeo are putting the finishing touches on the 4th Annual Charity Whip Crackin’ Rodeo and Outdoor Show. The two-day event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the James E. Ward Ag Center in […]

The Rodeo’s Back

April 19, 2013 From: The Wilson Post Cowboys and cowgirls are already anticipating the fourth annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo & Outdoor Show which is scheduled to come barreling into Lebanon next weekend. The two-day event begins on Friday, April 26, at 8:30a.m., with a day dedicated to special needs children in the community. Lebanon Mayor […]




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