PERDIDO KEY, Fla. (WKRG) — The Flora-Bama 7th Annual Bulls on the Beach event was underway on Thursday night.
This action-filled event features three nights of bull riding with professional cowboys and cowgirls from around the country.
The event will continue Friday and Saturday. Doors are opened 6 p.m. and the riding starts at 8 p.m.
Riders of all ages competed on the first night, with several close calls as bulls or bucking miniature horses nearly stomped on a few people.
Flora-Bama brought in sand into its parking lot and put up an arena for the event. About 15 bulls were seen about 6 p.m. Thursday, seemingly ready to get going. As the action got underway, it proved some were ready — others weren’t.
Guests at the event can watch the bull riding and also have full access to Flora-Bama’s bar. They can also ride a mechanical bull Flora-Bama has set up.
Jenifer Parnell, who works in marketing for Flora-Bama told News 5 the event is something the whole family can enjoy.
“This is definitely a unique event, and when it was brought to us by our partners with Bulls on the Beach, we were excited to do something different here on the Gulf Coast,” Parnell said. “It works out and people love it. Each year, it’s grown and grown. We have a really good audience and it’s packed every night.”
Watch the video above to see Thursday night’s highlights.