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Brighton Field Day Festival

The time is now! The 84th Brighton Field Day Festival has officially kicked off February 17-19th. Get ready for a weekend full of fun and extreme events! The “Granddad” of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s festivals, and one of the longest-running Native festivals in the United States.  Started out as a one-day track and field-type event among the Seminole tribal members and has evolved into the current three-day event sharing Florida Seminole Culture and authentic Seminole food with the public.

Watch the best alligator wranglers in the Freestyle Alligator Wrestling Competitions (FAWC) face off with wild alligators. While experiencing the Seminole culture you’ll have access to many crafts, food, a concert, and PRCA rodeo shows including extreme bulls and much more! The Wrangler Network will be doing a live stream of the rodeo events. All ages are welcome. Purchase your tickets today!

Credit: Brighton Field Day
Credit: Brighton Field Day


Fred Smith Rodeo Arena on the Brighton Seminole Reservation 

  • 17410 Sports Complex Rd, Okeechobee, FL 34974
Credit: Brighton Field Day
Credit: Brighton Field Day


  • Tickets in Advance – $20.00
  • Tickets at Gate – $25.00
  • Friday – Seniors $20.00 a ticket (with ID)
  • Sunday – Veterans Day Sunday $20.00 a ticket (with ID)
  • Children 5 and under are free
Credit: Brighton Field Day
Credit: Brighton Field Day

Rodeo Schedule


  • PRCA – Round 1: 11:00 am
  • PRCA – Round 2: 7:00 pm


  • PRCA – Round 3: 3:00 pm


  • Extreme Bulls: 3:00 pm
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  • Authentic Indian Food
  • Snake Show
  • Native Dancers
  • Alligator Wrestling
  • American Indian Arts & Crafts
Credit: Brighton Field Day
Credit: Brighton Field Day

Gary Allan Concert

Headlining this year’s 84th Annual Brighton Field Day Festival is multi-platinum country artist Gary Allan! With ten studio albums and twenty-six chart singles, Gary Allan has been active in country music since 1996. This concert is included with purchased admission to the festival and will be on Saturday, February 18th at 6 pm.  Don’t miss out!

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