Dierks’ 43rd Pine Tree Festival is set for July 31-Aug. 1 and will feature a performance by rodeo equestrian drill and trick riding team the All American Cowgirl Chicks.
The Cowgirl Chicks, who star in their own show “Never Quit” on RFD-TV, will perform Saturday night, Aug. 1 during the Ultimate Challenge Bull Riding event, which will feature “no holds barred freestyle bull fighting and mutton busting.”
The rodeo kicks off at 8 p.m. There will be a drawing for two $500 door prizes Saturday (must be present to win).
Registration for the mutton busting starts at 6 p.m. and participants must weigh 60 pounds or less. The entry fee will be $10 and the event is limited to 20 riders.
Admission to the bull riding will be $10 for ages 13 and up; $5 for ages 7-12; and free for kids 6 and under.
Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks are a daring cowgirl equestrian drill team based out of Weatherford, Texas and are one of the most sought after entertainment groups in the rodeo industry. They are world renowned all over the country for their patriotic service, horsemanship, leadership and professionalism in the sport of rodeo.
“They are more than just cowgirls on fast horses, doing difficult tricks. Wearing the patriotic colors of red, white and blue, the Cowgirl Chicks exemplify the true meaning of their western heritage as they entertain crowds while riding for a cure for cancer,” according to group’s website. “The Cowgirl Chicks carry the American and Texas flags as they perform an aggressive 10-minute routine to upbeat music.”
Also adding to Saturday night’s action will be the pyrotechnic specialists RnR Flame FX of Fayetteville. The group’s Facebook page said company specializing in providing “electrifying Flame FX.”
This year’s Pine Tree Festival will also include a kid’s magic show, talent contest and performances by Harmony and Jone Maines on Friday night. Free bouncy house, kiddie train rides and pony rides will be offered after Saturday’s parade. The parade will start on Main Street at 10 a.m.
Also scheduled for Saturday is a 5K run (7 a.m.) sponsored by the Dierks Senior Cheerleaders. For more information about the run, contact April Kappus at (870) 584-8966.
Other events include a chainsaw competition, axe throw, log loading and archery contest.
For more information about the talent show, call (870) 584-9431. For vendor inquiries, call (870) 845-6414 or (870) 584-9431.