The award winning Double S Bull Company brings its signature brand of western entertainment to Hidden Falls Arena at  Hidden Falls Cabins & RV Park on Friday and Saturday of AppleJack weekend, Sept. 20 and 21, for the 2019 Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals.
Bull riders battle it out at over 20 tour stops with the top 20 prize winners advancing to compete in the Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals. This is the fifth year of the Double S Bull Company bringing bull riding to Nebraska City for AppleJack and its the third year that the event has been the Extreme Bull Riding Tour Finals.
Five years ago, Double S brought bull riding to Nebraska City and expected to draw in the neighborhood of 600 fans combined for its two shows. It drew 1,500 fans.
And the event has been gaining in popularity since with 1,200 showing up Friday in 2018 and 2,000 in attendance for last year’s Saturday performance.
Marketing efforts will likely increase those numbers as the Extreme Bull Riding Tour is reaching out to fans in the Kansas City area.
Tony Moyer with the Extreme Bull Riding Tour said the event is a draw for local fans, regional fans and for all those fans who followed the tour through its many stops on the way to the finals.
Special events for the Extreme Bull Riding Tour will include the celebrity bull riding event on Friday, which invites six local celebrities to ride junior bulls. The winner will get a belt buckle and prize money. Saturday will feature junior bull riders.
Both nights will feature mutton busting as kids get their chance to prove themselves in the arena. The winner of the mutton busting each night will receive a belt buckle and all participants will receive a ribbon.
In arena entertainment will be provided by rodeo clown/comedian Brandon Tate and the event will also feature a local bull fighter in Mason Sheldon of Sidney, Iowa.
Event times each night are 7 p.m. with gates opening at 4 p.m. The site will feature a beer garden and a collection of vendors. Each night ends with live music courtesy of Flippin Whiskey.