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Three generations of cattle being driven down main street Immokalee

Next Immokalee Cattle Drive and Jamboree
March 9, 2024

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2018 Cattle Drive

Experience the pioneer spirit and rich agricultural history of Florida’s heartland with the Immokalee Cattle Drive and Jamboree at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch.

The cattle drive starts along Main Street in Immokalee led by cattle boss Heather Cleckler, descendant of the Roberts family, and leads to Roberts Ranch, a former farmstead listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated as a Collier County museum. Activities and entertainment kick off when the cows come home and include storytelling, roping and whip cracking demonstrations, traditional food demonstrations, music, craft and food vendors, and so much more. Bring the whole family to the Kids’ Korral with petting zoo, games, and crafts.

Three girls on horses bearing the Florida, Seminole Tribe of Florida, and United States Flags
2018 Cattle Drive Flag Bearers

Thank you to this year’s sponsors

Collection of logos displaying the 2024 cattle drive sponsors

Our next Immokalee Cattle Drive and Jamboree is scheduled for March 9, 2024. Please take some time to appreciate our sponsors!

2024 Schedule

Event Schedule

7:00 AM — Parking Opens
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM — 4-H Pancake Breakfast, $7 Cash Only
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Shuttle Running
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM — Cattle Drive
11:15 AM – 3:00 PM — Jamboree

Side view of a collection of steers on a street

Main Stage Schedule

11:15 AM — National Anthem: Widline Duvert
11:20 AM — Welcome Address
11:25 AM — Introduction of the Honored Priddy Family
11:30 AM — Whip Cracking: Dan Hazellief
11:45 AM — Karibbean Groove
12:05 PM — Alligator Wrestling: Justin Igualada
12:40 PM — Traditional Mexican Dances: Ballet Folklorico
1:00 PM — Lost Rodeo Band
1:30 PM — Immokalee Middle School Orchestra
1:45 PM — Immokalee Middle School Theatre Program
2:00 PM — Alligator Wrestling: Justin Igualada
2:45 PM — Widline Duvert

Attractions and vendors

Cowpoke Cantina:

Kids Korral Presented by Lipman Family Farms:

  • Cockadoodle Doo Petting Zoo
  • Guadalupe Center
  • Immokalee Library
  • Krafty Kate’s Facepainting
  • Pioneer Crafts & Games

Traditional Trades:

Other Exhibitors:

If you would like to become a food or craft vendor, please use the link below for more information.

Stylized event map for 2024 Cattle Drive

History of the cattle Drive

Red Santa Gertrudis bulls in a pasture
Red Cattle Company’s Santa Gertrudis bulls at Roberts Ranch, Immokalee. Circa 1960s. Courtesy of the Mildred Roberts Sherrod collection.
Eight cowboys leaning against a car.
Cowboys left to right: Carl Gallagher (Ola Roberts’ son), Gary Raulerson, Paul Roberts (Bobby Roberts’ son), Jason Corbet, Tommy Grey, Ralph Hendry Jr. (Blye Roberts’ son), Bobby Roberts and Jimmy Hull. Courtesy of the Mildred Roberts Sherrod collection.
Men on horses leading a collection of cattle down a street
2023 Cattle Drive

The new millennium has seen many Immokalee Pioneer Museum cattle drives — expanding to include alligator wrestlers from the Seminole tribe and demonstrations of pioneer trades like whip-making and blacksmithing — and this year Roberts Ranch will again welcome the cows home after the hundred head of cattle parade down Main Street Immokalee with an honorary procession including dignitaries from the Seminole Tribe of Florida and descendants of one of Immokalee’s cattle ranching families. Roberts descendent Heather Cleckler will lead the ceremony as cattle boss.

Black and white, nine men and women lined up against a wall
All nine of Robert Roberts’ children gathered for their parent’s anniversary party. Courtesy of the Mildred Roberts Sherrod collection.
Cows frolicking in pasture.
Cattle pasture from the 2001 Ranch Round Up, a fundraiser to restore Roberts Ranch.

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