2013 Boley Rodeo & BBQ Festival
Come join us this Memorial Weekend for a Family Fun Filled weekend of Rodeo at the “Boley Rodeo and BBQ Festival”. Presented by The Boley Chamber of Commerce, Circle A. Rodeo Co. and Kuntry Etiquette Entertainment.
BBQ Cook off Sponsored by Smokaroma
Parade Starts: Sat. May 25TH @3pm
Rodeo Events start: Sat. May 25TH & Sun. May 26TH 2013 @7:30pm
Boley, Oklahoma September 22, 1904 the Black Town of Boley, Oklahoma was formally established. Boley is located in Okfuskee County in Central Oklahoma. The town is of national historical significance because it is representative of the many towns established by Blacks who migrated from the south to northern and western communities after slavery. T. M. Haynes founded Boley in 1903 in what was then Creek Indian Territory. Railroad officials, Lake Moore and J. B. Boley, (a white man), contended that Black people could govern themselves, and that a Black town should be established along the Fort Smith and Western Railroad. The town was incorporated in 1905 as Boley, Creek Nation, Indian Territory. The name was changed to Boley, Oklahoma when the State of Oklahoma was formed in 1907.
Boley began on 160 acres of land belonging to Abigail Burnett McCormick. She had inherited the land from the government as the daughter of James Burnett, a Creek Freedman. Booker T. Washington; founder of the National Negro Business League and the Tuskegee Institute declared that Boley was, “The most enterprising, and in many ways the most interesting of the Negro towns in the U. S.” In 1911 the town had a population of 4,000. By 1912, Boley grew to over 25,000 people. It had the first Black owned bank to receive a National charter. The first Black owned Power and Electric Company. The first Black owned Telephone Company and over 60 other businesses owned by African Americans. The Boley Rodeo & BBQ Festival started in 1903.
CIRCLE A RANCH & RODEO CO.
CIRCLE A RANCH & RODEO CO. Circle “A” Rodeo Co. has been providing excitement to spectators for 31 plus years with 29 of those years supplying Bulls for I.P.R.A, P.R.C.A. and many other Bull Riding Events across the United States. The 40 year old BORN TO BUCK breeding program, raising top bucking bulls attracted the attention of the PBR as well as other popular Organizations. Circle A Ranch & Rodeo Co are the only Black Rodeo Livestock contractors to have ever featured Championship Livestock at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV as well as have raised animals that have been featured in well Renowned PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, NV. The owners are Elmer, Charlene, and Doyle Anderson. They all agree to provide their bucking bulls for the great sport of (8) second rides.
Rodeo Vendors & Sponsors Contact: Circle A. Rodeo Co. – (405) 431-7598 or (405) 282-4747 – Fax (405) 282-4848
Downtown Vendors and Parade Participants Contact: The Boley Chamber of Commerce: (918) 667-3612 or (918) 667-3477)
BBQ Contest & Car Show – Sponsored by Smokaroma – Contact: Roshon Jones (405) 637-3348
COME JOIN US THIS 2013 MEMORIAL WEEKEND FOR THE “BOLEY RODEO and BBQ FESTIVAL”