Upcoming Events At The Tri-State Exhibition Center

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Tri-State Exhibition Center's main event calendar for 2013 is full of equestrian events, cattle roping, dog shows, festivals, rodeos and fairs that draw thousands of people to Bradley County each year.

"Some events won't be finalized until later in the season, but so far, the schedule is looking like there is something for everyone at some point throughout the year,” said Mack Hess, manager of Tri-State Exhibition Center.

Some of the most popular spectator events in the line-up include:

March
9 Tri-State Hunter/Jumper Show
15-17 RUSH Management Hunter/Jumper Show
23-24 ChattaPaws Agility Dog Show 

April
5-7 RUSH Management Hunter/Jumper Show
19-20 East TN Saddlehorse Association Show
27 National Racking Horse Association Show

 May
4 Tri-State Open Horse Show
11 Al Miller Walking Horse Show
18 Choo-Choo Chapter, National Racking Horse Association Show
24-25 Outlaw Rodeo

June
1 Lutheran Horse Show
9-15 Chattanooga/Cleveland Charity Horse Show
22 East TN National Racking Horse Association Show 

July
13 National Racking Horse Association Barn Show
26-27 Foothills Country Fair & BBQ Cookoff

August
10-11 James Miller Roping Show
17 Tennessee State National Racking Horse Association Show

September
4-7 National Racking Horse Association World Show
18 Pug Dog Show
21 National Racking Horse Association Ride to Remember

 October
5-6 Nillie Bipper Festival
11-13 ChattaPaws Agility Dog Show

For more information on tickets or show times for Tri-State events, call 476-9310. There is also updated calendar and event information on Facebook.


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