Rodeo Fun For EveryoneDestin Fishing Rodeo
Rodeo Fun For Everyone
The Destin Fishing Rodeo began in May of 1948 to bring people to Destin. It worked! Destin shortly became known as a summer tourist destination and “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”.
The Rodeo founders, people such as Howard Marler, Jewel Melvin and Willie Marler, decided that moving the Rodeo to October would lengthen the tourist season another month. Today the Rodeo is held October 1- 31.
Come join the fun….weigh-ins are FREE and open to the public everyday on the docks at AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 am until 7 pm.