Brighton Field Day


This long history of Seminole rodeo is very apparent at the Brighton Field Day Festival, held annually at the Fred Smith Rodeo arena. Fred Smith was a Tribal icon, and deeply influential in the trajectory of Seminole cattle, as well as the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Born in 1939, growing up on the Brighton Reservation, Smith was an accomplished cattleman, politician, and businessman. His grandfather, Charlie Micco, was one of the founders of the Seminole cattle industry. He was honored at the Brighton Field Day Festival in 2012, which recognized his contributions to the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the community, and his family.