Immokalee Cattle Drive & Jamboree

Submitted photo/Travis Anderson
From left to right: Clay Howard, Clint Raulerson, Buck Lee, and Preston Stokes lead the cattle around Schuman’s Curve toward Roberts Ranch in Immokalee.

Experience the pioneer spirit and rich agricultural history of Florida’s heartland with a cattle drive and jamboree on Saturday, March 10 from 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch. The event is free with food and drink available for purchase.

The cattle drive starts at 9:30 a.m. along Main Street in Immokalee led by cattle boss Clint Raulerson. The drive is preceded by an honorary procession including descendants of the Roberts family and dignitaries in the cattle industry. The drive leads to Roberts Ranch, a former farmstead listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated as a Collier County museum. Activities and entertainment kick off when the cows come home and include storytelling, roping and whip cracking demonstrations, alligator wrestling, traditional food demonstrations, music, craft and food vendors, and so much more. Bring the whole family to the kids’ corral with petting zoo, games and crafts.

Due to temporary road closures for the cattle drive, it is recommended that observers are situated by 9:00 a.m. A free shuttle service will be provided to the cattle drive route and back, so bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show!

Come early to support 4-H and the Immokalee Livestock Show with a pancake breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. ($4/person).

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