First night of the Franklin Rodeo! Held at the Williamson Co. Ag Expo Center, it's a fundraiser for area charities. Over the last 68 years, the rodeo has given over $2 million to area not-for-profits. Enjoy the Rodeo Cafe (opens at 5:30 pm each night) and «Rodeo Drive,» with western shopping. FREE parking. Rodeo hosted by the Franklin Noon Rotary Club. Enjoy the Cantina: beverages from Jack Daniels, a glass of wine from the Wine Shop or a local brew from Granite City, while watching the rodeo on closed circuit TV from the lounge.
Proceeds from the May 19 night of rodeo go to Bridges Domestic Violence Center in Franklin.