Complimentary shuttle service is available to all guests throughout the resort
WALLY WOJACK MEMORIAL RODEO Location: Double JJ Resort Rodeo Grand Stands (Water Rd) Dates: Saturday, August 26, 2023 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM | doors open at 4:00 PM Cost Adult: (12+) $12.00 (advance) $15.00 (gate) Cost Children: (<12) $7.00 (advance) $10.00 (gate) Parking: $5.00 in back-to-school products or $5.00 cash. All donations will be donated to students in need. Description: Flying Star Rodeo is sanctioned by Midstate Rodeo Association and the International Pro Rodeo Association. There will be eight events including Bareback Riding, Bull and Mini Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, and Break-away Roping plus Rodeo Clown Acts and Boot Scramble for the kids.
BBQ PIG ROAST in the BEER TENT Location: Double JJ Resort Rodeo Grand Stands (Water Rd) Dates: August 26, 2023 Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM Cost: $15/person Description: Come hungry for pulled pork bbq with all the fixings, price includes water & lemonade. Located under the big tent.
RODEO AFTER PARTY Location: Double JJ Resort’s “Wagon Wheel” across street from Rodeo Dates: August 26, 2023 Time: 9:00 PM Cost: Free (must be 21) Description: Join us for a rodeo after-party in the Wagon Wheel featuring live music, a cash bar, bonfire & yard games overlooking the lake!
Location: Rodeo Grand Stands at Double JJ Resort Dates: August 27, 2022 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Includes admission to the rodeo grounds: arena viewing, vendor access, kids’ activities and more!
The Wally Wojack Memorial Rodeo is only possible with the support of our sponsors. If you would like to support this special event please contact our sales department for more information 231-894-3911.
In honor and in memory of our beloved Wally Wojack, the Double JJ Resort proudly presents the 4th Annual Wally Wojack Memorial Rodeo.
Rodeo athletes from across the region will compete on in our 3,000-seat rodeo arena in bull riding, barrel racing, team roping and all the classic rodeo stunts presented by Super Kicker Rodeo Productions for a weekend the whole family will enjoy.
Buy your tickets early – they won’t last long!
ABOUT WALLY WOJACK
Walter “Wally” Wojack was born on November 2, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Stanley and Mary Wojack. He believed in working hard, pursuing his dreams no matter how big or small, helping others without any hesitation, and touching the hearts of everyone who knew him.
Wally accomplished many feats in his life that most of us can only dream of, such as being a highly-decorated World War II veteran, a successful entrepreneur, a pilot, and owning and operating the 2,300 acre horse ranch and resort now known as the Double JJ Resort. Wally was closely involved with the ranch for over 65 years.
In 1955 Wally and a small group of people led an effort to repopulate an area of the ranch that was devastated by harvesting. They planted 6” tall white pine seedlings that are now over 70 feet tall. This is now the site of an iconic Electric Forest Festival that is enjoyed by over 50,000 attendees each year.
Wally was considered the local historian, story teller, and mentor for many of the ranch hands and employees, and his passion for nature and people helped build lasting memories for all the guests. He lived and actively worked at the ranch he loved until his passing at age 89.
It goes without saying that this man lived a full and productive life. His life’s work will live on and impact many generations to come. His spirit will live on…
“Life itself is a cycle. It has a remarkable way of repeating itself. For most of us, it seems like we end up right where we started” -Walter “Wally” Wojack – 1927-2017