The Ulverstone Twilight Rodeo showed it was arguably Tasmania's largest cowboy contest yesterday.
More than 3500 people celebrated the event's 50th anniversary at Batten Park.
Run in conjunction with the Rotary Club of West Ulverstone, rodeo committee president Simon Skidmore said it was an event that helped bring the community together.
''It is probably one of the biggest events in Ulverstone and Central Coast area, we get quite a few people here from the mainland to compete,'' Mr Skidmore said.
''The most popular event would have to be the bull riding . . . as well as the saddle bronc riding.''
About 60 competitors, including juniors, braved the ring to take part in a range of events such as bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, the rope and tie and team roping.
A percentage of the money raised from the event will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
''Normally we donate about $5000 to a charity every year,'' Mr Skidmore said.