Madison County man marks 73 years of rodeo in Springdale

Posted: June 24, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Frank Fitch (from left) sits Friday with his daughter-in-law Betty Fitch, son Nevada Fitch (Betty’s husband), and daughter Latonda Linker, all of Hindsville, during the third night of the Rodeo of the Ozarks at Parsons Stadium in Springdale.

SPRINGDALE -- Frank Fitch has seen a lot of rodeos -- most of them from the same seat.

Rodeo of the Ozarks

When: Gates open at 6 p.m. today

Where: Parsons Stadium, 1423 E. Emma Ave., Springdale

Tidbits: A second rodeo parade is scheduled for 3 p.m. today, starting at the rodeo grounds and traveling west on Emma Avenue. The rodeo hosts more than 400 cowboys and cowgirls and a wide variety of classic competitions, including bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, women’s barrel racing and bull riding.

Information: (877) 927-6336,

Source: Staff Report

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