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Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up - Saturday, Feb. 10

Post Date:02/02/2018 9:50 AM

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2018) – The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the annual Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up event Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave. This annual event is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Marion County.

A cattle drive will kick off the event in downtown Ocala and will end at Tuscawilla Park where the real festivities will begin. The cattle drive will begin at 10 a.m. near Jesse’s Computers and Repair located at 300 SE Eighth St. The public is invited to walk behind the cattle drive to Tuscawilla Park.

The event will feature live entertainment, including national acts Delta Rae and Jessie Smith, as well as cowboy demonstrations, contra dancing, authentic gun fighting reenactments, displays of antique tractors, pony rides, family friendly games and more! Food and drink, including adult beverages, will also be available at the event for purchase.

This event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from activities, the General Store, food and beverage sales at this event will benefit the Discovery Center and will be used to purchase future exhibits. Proceeds from the 2017 event, through a partnership between the Rotary Clubs of Marion County and the Discovery Center Foundation Board, were used to purchase Imagination Playground blocks that will be showcased in the upcoming exhibit, “Get in the Game,” opening Aug. 8, 2018.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517 or visit

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