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Rodeo comes to Phenix City this weekend

For some people, it's paradise: a mechanical bull, rodeo events and a scrambled dog covered in barbecue meat.

You'll find the scene at this weekend's Bratton Automotive Championship Rodeo, presented by the Professional Cowboy Association. The Phenix City rodeo will feature events ranging from bull riding to calf roping.

"This is a full-fledged professional rodeo," said Michael Bratton, one of the owners of Bratton Automotive. Ross Hill, a world champion bullfighter from Alabama, will participate in the event.

Guests can expect a night of family-friendly fun, Bratton added.

"We've got mechanical bull riding for the kids and we've got pony rides for the kids," Bratton explained. A bounce house and slides will also appeal to young guests.

Then, there's the food. You can eat for less than $10 at the event, according to organizers. Among the standout options? A $7 Bull Burger that weighs a pound and comes fully loaded with toppings like bacon and cheese.

Or, you might want to try the Rodeo Dog: a scrambled dog topped with barbecue meat. Adult rodeo fans can purchase Bud Light at the event.

The action doesn't end when the rodeo stops.

Both nights will feature a rodeo after-party with entertainment. Luke Kaufman performs Friday night, while Cedar Creek performs Saturday.

On top of all that, rodeo guests have a chance to win a truck. To enter, you must fill out a form available on a flier recently distributed in newspapers.

Didn't get one? You can pick up a copy of the flier at Bratton Automotive in Phenix City. Guests can also purchase a flier at the rodeo for $10.

The event benefits United Way and the Crisis Center of Russell County.

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