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Central Bull Riders Association national finals coming to Marshfield

Mitchell A. Skurzewski
The Central Bull Riders Association national finals is coming to Marshfield.

MARSHFIELD - A national bull riding event is coming to Marshfield.

On Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, the Central Bull Riders Association national finals will take place at Marshfield Fairgrounds Park. The competition features the top 15 bull riders and top 15 barrel racers and starts at 7 p.m. both days.

There will be live music by Dirt Road Dixie both nights after the competitions. Food vendors and beverages will be available for purchase on the grounds, according to the Central Wisconsin State Fair website. 

"We are excited about something new and on a weekend where typically there is not a lot of events going on," said Matt McLean, director of the Marshfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.

McLean said former Central Wisconsin State Fair director Adam Fischer had a relationship with the CBRA, and the association had wanted to move the event from Iowa. Marshfield was one of the bids selected to host the national finals events. 

"We are happy to be bringing in a national event that goes to many states," McLean said. "It's great to have part of a national series and we look forward to showing Marshfield to them and their friends and families. We hope that we can have this year after year. Getting a national event and drawing people from other states is a big deal for Marshfield."

McLean has focused on bringing sports events to the Marshfield area in recent years. Some of the events include the Small Town Baseball State Tournament, the AMS Big 30 Bowfishing event and the State Cornhole Championships.

Tickets to the event are on sale now for $10 for ages 16 and up, $5 for ages 8 to 15 and children 7 and under get in for free. Tickets are only good for one-day admission. At the door tickets will go up $2 in both age groups, but children 7 and under still get in free.