How to Set Up a Mechanical Bull Riding Competition

June 3, 2019

If you are planning a big get together such as a birthday party, family reunion, or fundraising event, adding a mechanical bull can provide hours of entertainment for your guests. To make your event even more memorable, consider making it a bull riding competition! By adding a competition to your event you can either raise money or simply allow your guests the chance to win a prize, making it more fun for everyone. Let’s look at some things you’ll need to know to set up a mechanical bull riding competition.

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Venue and Entertainment

When planning any type of event, there are several things that you need to take into consideration when choosing the venue, but selection becomes even more important when you plan to include a mechanical bull. When looking, make sure the space is big enough to accommodate not only your guests, but also the mechanical bull. Oftentimes venues utilize the dancing area for the set up of the bull, but if you want to have both dancing and bull riding, make sure to choose a venue that is large enough for both.

You’ll also want to consider the style of the venue to make sure it suits your theme. An upscale ballroom might not have the look and feel you are going for. A large barn or an outdoor tent are better options for a cool venue that fits the theme. Before selecting a location, you will also want to confirm with the venue that they have the proper electrical needs required for the bull to run.

Competition Entry and Prize

Once you have your venue and decor all set, you’ll want to organize the competition part of the event. Do you want your riders to sign up ahead of time, or at the event? Do you plan to charge an entry fee? What will the reward be? All of these things need to be planned out ahead of time so the event goes off without a hitch.

For a fundraising event, you might consider charging an entry fee and using a portion of that money for the prize. If you are not trying to raise money, a cash prize of the combined entry fees is a good alternative. Whatever you decide, the prize should be advertised to the competitors.

Getting Your Guests Excited

Now, it’s time to get your guests excited so they sign up for the competition. If you plan to have guests sign up ahead of time make sure your invitation to the event gives them clear direction on how to sign up, as well as what they could win as the champion bull rider! Once the event begins, you can get your guests excited by showing off the grand prize, and by hopping up on the bull yourself to kick off the party.

A mechanical bull is a great way to spice up a party, and it’s fun for the whole family, whether they are watching or participating. By creating a riding competition you can give the entire party something to root for and enjoy. For Mechanical Bull Rentals in Maryland, contact us at Buckin’ Wild today. We have years of experience and can answer any questions you may have. Liven up your next event with a mechanical bull, your guests are sure to love it!

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