Saturday, September 21, 2013
BUSHKILL, PA (FALL 2013) – Fernwood Resort is offering a special fall weekend package with Shawnee Mountain for their Rodeo & Chili Cookoff September 21-22. The package includes two tickets to the Rodeo and Chili Cookoff and two nights of studio villa accommodations starting from $146 a night. Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for Fernwood Resort, said, "The Rodeo is a classic Shawnee Mountain fall event that highlights the beauty of the Poconos in autumn. This great package allows guests to experience the Rodeo, sample the great chili recipes then return to the resort to relax, golf, take a swim and enjoy dinner by the lake at Wintergreens Patio Grill. We have also added two new attractions that include an aerial ropes course and an all season tubing park which give guests even more to do during their weekend."
The Rodeo stages professional cowboys competing in Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Calf Roping, Bull Dogging and women's Barrel Racing. Sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women's Professional Rodeo Association, professionals from the First Frontier Circuit and the WPRA will be competing for thousands of dollars in prize money. There will also be country line dancing, a country and western vendors bazaar, and a Hickory Licks Barbecue. Slopeside seating will be available. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the Rodeo events. Gates open at 11:30 am daily with a 2:00 pm Rodeo show time. The new chili addition to the event runs from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm daily and gives guests the chance to sample a variety of chili recipes from mild to hot to white, then vote for the best chili in the region.
Bertucci continues, "Combined with what we have to do at the resort including Pocono TreeVentures, Blue Lightning Tubing, golf, canoeing on the Delaware, horseback riding, and paintball, the Pocono Mountains offer hiking at nearby Bushkill Falls, a special look into history at the Pocono Indian Museum, shopping at The Crossings Premium Outlets, and great live entertainment venues such as Shawnee Playhouse, the Sherman Theater and Mt. Airy Casino."
For Rodeo package information go to FernwoodResortPoconos.com or 888-FERNWOOD 888-337-6966. Fernwood is located minutes from Shawnee Mountain. Bertucci concludes, "Don't let this great event pass you by, reserve a Rodeo Cookoff package early to guarantee availability. It is a perfect way to enjoy fall in the picturesque Pocono Mountains."