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Wally Wojack Memorial
1st Annual Rodeo

August 31 & September 1, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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RESORT ACTIVITIES

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:  Aug 31, 2019 | Sept 1, 2019
Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost Adult: (12+) $10.00 (advance)  $15.00 (gate) 
Cost Children: (<12) $5.00 (advance) $10.00 (gate)
Description: Bull Riding, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Ranch Bronc Riding, Girls Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Break-away Roping, Chute Dogging

Interested in participating? Contact Super Kicker Rodeo at [email protected] or by phone at (231) 832-3707

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RODEO AFTER PARTY
Location:  Double JJ Resort's "Wagon Wheel"
Date: August 31, 2019 Dwayne Spaw LIVE country-western singer, songwriter, performer
Date: September 1, 2019 TBA performer
Time:  10:00 PM - 12:00 AM 
Cost: $10/person (must be 21)
Description: Join us for 2 nights of rodeo after parties in the Wagon Wheel.Get your tickets early, limited availability.

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BOUNCE HOUSE
Location:  The Back Forty
Time:  10:00 AM - Dusk
Cost:  FREE


PONY RIDES
Location:  The Back Forty
Time:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:  FREE


HORSEBACK RIDES
Location:  Back Forty
Time:  7:30 AM - 7:30 PM contact guest services to book your ride (231) 894-4444
Cost: $40/person (ages 8+)
Description:  Saddle up for a scenic Michigan horseback riding adventure.  Complete your rodeo experience by scheduling a one-hour trail ride led by our experienced wranglers, where  even beginners learn the ropes and feel like real cowboys.  Long pants and a hat are recommended.  Must arrive 30 minutes prior to your ride to allow time to review important information. 


MECHANICAL BULL RIDES
Location:  Rodeo Grand Stands
Time:  Starting at 5:00 PM  (first come, first serve)
Cost: $5  (must be 48" tall to ride, max weight restrictions apply)
Description:  Hop on the Mechanical Bull for your chance at eight seconds of fame!  Our family-friendly Mechanical Bull Ride can be set at slow/easy mode for kids with increasing speeds available for more advanced bull riders.


RODEO GOLF SPECIALS
Location:  Grand View Golf Course & Thoroughbred Golf Club
Time:  Call for tee time (231) 894-3939
Cost:  Show rodeo ticket & get 18 holes for the price of 9 (see rate schedule)
Description:  Take in a round of golf during rodeo weekend at our two 18-hole championship courses at the resort.  Take advantage of 1/2 off a round of 18 rodeo special!

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the event 


GENERAL ADMISSION
Location:
  Rodeo Grand Stands at Double JJ Resort
Dates:  Sat 8/31 | Sun 9/1
Time:  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Includes admission to the rodeo grounds: arena viewing, vendor access, kids’ activities and more!

Cost:  Adult (12+) $10.00 (advance)  $15.00 (gate) 
Children (<12) $5.00 (advance) $10.00 (gate)

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RODEO AFTER PARTY
Location: Wagon Wheel
Dates: Sat 8/31 | 9/1
Time: 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Cost: $10

Must be 21 to enter.  Purchase tickets in advance or at the door starting at 9:30 pm day of the event

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RODEO LODGING PACKAGES

Whether you're interested in a rustic campsite near the Rodeo or the luxury of our Thoroughbred Suites at the Frontier... there's no better way to complete your Rodeo experience than to treat yourself to an overnight stay at the Double JJ Resort.  All lodging is on-site and within a mile of the rodeo grand stands.  


RUSTIC PASTURE CAMPING 

Includes:

  • Tickets to rodeo on 8/31 & 9/1 for each registered guest 
  • Minimum 3-nights & 4-days (8/30-9/2)
  • Horses welcome
  • No *water or electric
    • water available for livestock use only
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LODGING + RODEO TICKETS

Includes:

  • Tickets to rodeo on 8/31 & 9/1 for each registered guest
  • Minimum 2-night stay
  • Your choice of lodging in a cabin, suite, loft or condo (Back Forty Campground sold separately)
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WALLY'S RODEO WEEKEND PACKAGE

Includes:

  • Tickets to rodeo on 8/31 & 9/1 for each registered guest
  • Minimum 2-night stay
  • Your choice of lodging in the cabins, suites, lofts or condos (Back Forty Campground sold separately)
  • Indoor & Outdoor waterpark passes for each registered guest - valid each day of stay
  • Fresh cooked breakfast at the Sundance Saloon for each registered guest
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Rodeo dates: August 31 & September 1, 2019 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Book online or call (231) 894-4444 to speak to one of our vacation experts today. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Wally Wojack Memorial Rodeo is only possible with the support of our sponsors.  We offer a variety of sponsorship levels and would love to work with you to make you part of this special event. 

Sponsoring is a great way to get your name into the community.  See our Sponsorship Opportunities chart to help you determine where you want to be highlighted.   

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ABOUT THE RODEO

In honor and in memory of our beloved Wally Wojack, the Double JJ Resort proudly presents the 1st Annual Wally Wojack Memorial Rodeo.  

Rodeo athletes from across the region will compete on 2 back-to-back nights at 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. 

The event kicks off with a patriotic tribute to our armed forces during the opening ceremony.  If you want to try bull riding yourself, take a spin on our Mechanical Bull or join us for the after party at the Double JJ Resort's Wagon Wheel where you'll enjoy two nights of live music, dancing and a cash bar.  A perfect ending to a perfect day.

Buy your tickets early - they won't last long!    

ABOUT WALLY WOJACK

ROTHBURY, MI ― Walter "Wally" Wojack, 89, of Rothbury, MI passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Many remember him as the owner of Double JJ Ranch―home of the annual Electric Forest music festival.

He purchased the 2,300 acre horse ranch that inevitably became JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan and was closely involved with it 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, and 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 their guests. He lived and actively worked at the ranch he loved until his passing. Many festival-goers remember him on his four-wheeler and waving friendly goodbyes to those heading out after the four-day festival.

It goes without saying that this man created one of the most influential venues of our generation, and 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

Read more

(2017, April 12 Published). Double JJ Ranch Owner, Wally Wojak, Passes at 89. Retrieved from http://www.electricfeels.com/news/2017/4/12/double-jj-ranch-owner-wally-wojak-passes-at-89