The City of Hanceville hosted its inaugural Bull Bash Saturday night at C.W. Day Park. The City of Hanceville has done several summer events in the previous years and has never seen a crowd like bull riding brought in, bringing over one thousand people together to watch one goal, to see which rider can last eight seconds.

Gates opened Saturday at 5 PM, and a line of people was waiting to get in, but the line never stopped. The gates stayed busy as people continued to come in to watch the professionals ride the bulls. The bull riding started at 7:30, after “Old Glory” was carried by 2022 Cold Springs and Wallace State graduate Reba McCarn. The crowd loved watching the bull riding. However, none of the riders lasted eight seconds, though some came close.

Following the bull riding, the City of Hanceville invited Brandon Elder to host a free concert. Though most of the crowd left following the main event, a few hundred stayed to listen to the Season 16 American Idol contestant from Arab, Alabama.

This event produced by the City of Hanceville would not have been possible without the hard work done by Shannon Hipp, the Hanceville Assistant Park Director. Shannon has put in countless hours to make this event succeed.

Make sure you mark your calendars in 2023 to come back to Hanceville to watch the second annual Hanceville Bull Bash, as the city plans to make this event a yearly event.