California is known for many things from ultra-modern high rise buildings to the farm. The diversity of the land, the people, their occupations and hobbies make for interesting events allowing the average person to experience a wide range of activities and lifestyles. The rodeo exemplifies California's Wild West roots. See our story and ode to the California Cowboy. Livestock and cattle are one of California's major industries, and if you believe that life on the farm is boring, you haven't been to a rodeo. The events are held throughout California, and the list below are merely the productions of a single company. Often the rodeo will include other festivities such as a cattle drive, parade, or a county fair. It's a different lifestyle that many can't imagine, but when a city slicker gets in a restaurant where they have the mechanical bull ride, he or she can get a taste of what it's like to be challenged by the unexpected.
California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association ccpra.com
Cotton Rosser Rodeos flyingurodeo.com
Junior Rodeo cjra.org
CSHRA California State High School Rodeo Association chsra.com
DUNCANS MILLS: Russian River Rodeo June 25-26, 2016, 1 p.m.
Russian River Rodeo Association
Contractor: West Coast Rodeo
Frontier Days June 23-July 4, 2016
Jack Tharp Arena Box: $15, Adult: $12, Child: $5 July 4 2015 4 p.m. Jack Tharp Arena | Box: $15, Adult: $12, Child: $5
CCPRA Professional Rodeo
McArthur: Mountain Jubilee June 24-26, 2016
Barrel Racing, ACTRA Team Roping, Small Animal Show, CountrIntMtn Valley Trail Rides, FRVCC Farmers Market, BBQ Dinner, Horseshoe Tournament, Music Series Kick-off, Big Ball Tournament, Crafts Store, Antique Car Show, Pony Plop Bingo, Mud Run Races, Trike Races, Blow Fish Races, BBQ Dinner, Beer Garden, Egg Roulette, Live Music
TRES PINOS: San Benito Saddle
Horse Assn. Rough Rider Event June 24-26,
Bolado Park Fairgrounds
Friday @ 7 p.m.
Sat. & Sunday @ 1:30 p.m.
Weaverville Independence Day N.B.C. July 3, 2016 Rough Stock Cowboy Tour
TAYLORSVILLE Taylorsville Rodeo, July 4, 2016 taylorsvillerodeo.com
Annual CCPRA Silver Buckle Rodeo
Taylorsville Rodeo held on Rodeo Grounds
FOLSOM: Folsom PRCA Rodeo July
Dan Russell Rodeo Arena
403 Stafford St.
In existence for more than 55 years, the rodeo includes a Cattle Drive, 4th of July fireworks show and nightly entertainment. On the 4th of July the American Flag arrives by parachute!
TEHACHAPI: 4th of July Bad Bulls Tour Monday, July 4, 2016, 6 p.m. Gates open 2 hours early.
Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds
Tehachapi, CA 9356 Import this event into your Outlook calendar The Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Associations' annual Bad Bulls Tour where cowboys from across the US converge and compete for big prize money just be taking a wild 8 second ride. The event culminates in a patriotic fireworks finale immediately following.
$13-15; $10-12 age 60+ / 5-12 years, active military personal. $5 parking is a fundraiser for the Tehachapi Police Explorers Post.
LAKEPORT Lakeport Rodeo & Parade July 8-9, 2016 lakecountyrodeo.com
Lake County Fairground
401 Martin Street
Annual Lake County Rodeo beginning at 6pm each night. Saturday morning at 11am on Main Street in Lakeport will be the Annual Rodeo Parade. This is a professional rodeo sanctioned by the California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association with (CCPRA) cowboys and cowgirls competing in a variety of events beginning at 7pm each night. The Cutest Cowpoke Contest for ages 3 to 8 years; the crowning of the Queen and Princess; Mutton Bustin' for ages 4 to 8 years.
TURLOCK: Turlock Rodeo July 9-10, 2016
900 N. Broadway
CCPRA Rodeo (California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association)
July 10, 2016 Fiesta del Charro
RIVERSIDE: July 9, 2016
1198 Washington Street
ORICK Orrick Rodeo & Royalty Parade, July 9-10, 2016
The annual Orick Rodeo includes Bull Riding, activities for cowgirls and cowboys, sheep rides for kids, riding a calf or a steer for older kids, a traditional animal chase and auction, food vendors, deep-pit beef barbeque dinner is served on Sunday. Wild Cow Milking on Sunday only. Directions: Follow Drydens Road to its end, about 1 mile, off Highway 101 in the center of Orick, CA. Kids Games Mutton Bustin, more. CCPRA Rodeo events both days include bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc, team roping, calf roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, breakaway roping.
FORTUNA Fortuna Rodeo
July 11-17, 2016
The Fortuna Rodeo was launched in 1921 when the Cattlemen's Association of Humboldt County planned a picnic. It was to be an afternoon and evening affair, with "Rodeo Stunts" after the barbecue and a dance in the evening with the intention of making it the biggest and jolliest picnic of the year!
SALINAS: Salinas California Rodeo July 21-24, 2016
Salinas Sports Complex
One of the biggest, most beloved rodeos in California! In 1911 the rodeo, known as the Wild West Show, was held at the Sherwood Race Track grounds. It was a week long event called Big Week. Known for its week-long cavalcade of events, California Rodeo Big Week is the largest community event held in Salinas. Parades, barbecues, cowboy poetry, fireworks, concerts, a carnival, and much more. Salinas Rodeo ranks in the top 20 of nearly 800 North American rodeos sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
SANTA ROSA: Sonoma County Fair Wine Country Rodeo Santa Rosa CA July
Country Rodeo Santa Rosa
PLYMOUTH Amador County Rodeo July 23, 2016
amadorcountyfair.com Rodeo includes events for youth California High School Rodeo Association events (chsra.org). Past info: With 13 events for grades 9th through 12th, there is something for everyone. Team Roping, Tie Down roping, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Polebending, Goat Tying, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bullriding, Cutting and the Queen Contest. Also nearly 10 years ago the Junior High Division was started for grades 6th through 8th. These contestants can compete in Breakaway, Goat tying, Chute Dogging, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Polebending, Ribbon roping and Jr. Bull Riding. CHSRA alumni have proven themselves to be leaders and have success stories in the corporate world and the rodeo world.
RUTH LAKE: Lions Club CCPRA Rodeo
July 29, 2016,
Ruth Rodeo Grounds
Animal Scramble ~ Queen and Princess Contests ~ Bull-o-Rama ~ Junior Rodeo ~ Dance Lots to Eat ~ Fun for the entire family! Sponsors: Six Rivers Lions Club and North Coast Mercantile
PASO ROBLES: Mid State Fair Rodeo July 30, 2016
Paso Robles, CA
PLYMOUTH: Amador County Fair
CCPRA Rodeo July 30, 2016
Fort Bragg Rodeo July 30-31, 2016
fortbragg.com Main performance begins at 1 pm each day. See below for other activity times. Place: Shoreline Riders Arena, 30601 Turner Rd, Fort Bragg
SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Stock Horse Show & PRCA Rodeo
August 4-7, 2016
Earl Warren Showgrounds
Highway 101 & Las Positas
Santa Barbara, CA
Thursday PRCA Rodeo 7:30 p.m.
Friday PRCA Rodeo 7:30 p.m.
Saturday PRCA Rodeo 7:30 p.m.
Sunday PRCA Rodeo Performance 2 p.m.
Additional Hours & Events for youth and adults. Old Timers Team Roping, Steer Stopping, Tie-Down Roping, Pole Bending, Single Stake, Keyhole, Speedball, Ribbon Jerking, Barrel Racing Girls Goat Tying, Team Roping
COSTA MESA: Orange County Fair Bullriding August 3-6, 2016
88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA
Orange County Fair Fiesta del Charro August 7, 2016
YUBA CITY: Yuba Sutter Fair Rodeo August 6-7, 2016
442 Franklin Ave.
Yuba City, CA
GRASS VALLEY: Nevada County Fair Rodeo August 10-11, 2016
Nevada County Fair
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA
Arena Events. Cost of Fair admission, in addition to the cost of the arena event admission, is required in order to attend any arena event. Wednesday Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm Produced by Cotton Rosser and Flying U Rodeo. Thursday Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm Produced by Cotton Rosser and Flying U Rodeo
VENTURA: Ventura County Fair PRCA Rodeo August 13-14, 2016
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo August 20-21, 2016
PRCA Rodeo Saddle Bronc Riding Bareback Riding Bull Riding Steer Wrestling Tie Down Roping Team Roping. Celebrating the golden age of early California history and the American West, Rancho Mission Viejo has committed to the preservation of the cowboy way of life. Carrying on the cowboy tradition of passing the hat in support of a sick child or needy friend, all proceeds from the rodeo will benefit local charities.
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park
30753 La Pata Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA
COLUSA: Colusa Western Days with Parade & Cattle Drive Colusa Western Days embraces the heritage of the western culture with a action packed weekend full of fun and entertainment. Calf Paint Branding, Team Penning and Sorting, the infamous Western Trade Show, Cowboy Entertainment and the delicious Rib Cook-off, Ranch Roping and the ever so popular Dutch Oven Cook-off are much anticipated. colusawesterndays.com
CRESCENT CITY Crescent City Rodeo August 6, 2016 ccpra.com
HOOPA: Hoopa Valley Tribe
Sovereign Day Youth Rodeo August 5,
Hoopa Rodeo Fairgrounds
hoopa-nsn.gov | ccpra.com
YREKA Yreka Rodeo August 13, 2016, ccpra.com
Blackberry Festival Open Bull Riding August 16, 2016
Tehachapi Mountain PRCA Rodeo August 19-20, 2016
Bad Bulls Bull Ride July 4, 2016
Annual events: The Kickoff Dinner Dance in June; the Bad BullsTour on July 4th; and, the Tehachapi Mountain PRCA Rodeo in August. Rodeo $ general admission at gate.
Location: Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds, Dennison Road & Hwy 58, Tehachapi, CA
JUNIOR RODEO SCHEDULE:
June 4-5, 2016
July 30-31, 2016
August 27, 2016
September 11, 2016 - Finals
GRASS VALLEY Nevada County Fair Rodeo August 10-11, 2016
Nevada County Fair August 12-13, 2015
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA
$6 approx. Arena Events. Cost of Fair admission, in addition to the cost of the arena event admission, is required in order to attend any arena event. Wednesday Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm Produced by Cotton Rosser and Flying U Rodeo. Thursday Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm Produced by Cotton Rosser and Flying U Rodeo
TEHACHAPI: Tehachapi Mountain PRCA Rodeo Tehachapi August 19-20, 2016
416 Dennison Rd.
$13-16 approx., $5 parking
Mounted Posse Rodeo August 19-21, 2016 norcoposse.com
Friday Gates Open at 5 p.m. Rodeo at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Gates Open at 5pm Rodeo at 7:30 p.m.
After Rodeo Party to Follow 9 p.m. till 2 a.m.
Sunday Gates Open at 4 p.m. Rodeo at 6:30 p.m.
Challenged Children's' Rodeo 4:30 p.m.
PARKING: General $5, Preferred $10.
Championship Prorodeo August 27-28, 2016 truckeerodeo.org
McIver Arena, Truckee, California. Thank you to the Town of Truckee for keeping Truckee's rodeo alive! Team Penning & Sponsor Dinner Kick Off Party Friday, Mutton Bustin takes place on Saturday and Sunday during the rodeo performance. Boys and Girls between the ages of 4 to 8 years weighing 50 pounds or less are invited to ride for distance.
Ticket $15 approx. general admission
MONTEREY: September 2-4, 2016 Monterey County Fair Bull Riding
Monterey, CA during Monterey County Fair
2004 Fairground Road
Flying U Rodeo Sept. 2-4, 2016 Seating is first come, first serve!
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016 at 6 p.m. $10-20 approx.
Saturday Rodeo General Admission Good for one General Admission on Sat., Sept. 3, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Sunday Rodeo General Admission - 2:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016 at 6 p.m.
COVELO Round Valley Community Rodeo September 3, 2016
BISHOP: Extreme Bulls & Broncs September 3, 2016
Eastern Sierra Tri Co. Fair
Rough Stock Cowboy Tour
Double Points Rodeo
MARIPOSA: Mariposa County Rodeo During Fair (Sept. 2-5, 2016) mariposafair.com
September 4 Mariposa Co. Fair Rodeo Xtreme Bulls & Broncs Rough Stock Cowboy Tour
Classic Ranch Rodeo September 10-11,
Squaw Valley Rodeo Grounds
30782 Kings Canyon Highway 180
Squaw Valley, CA
DUNCANS MILLS: Best Buck in the Bay Golden State Gay Rodeo September
to be announced
Duncan Mills, CA
Golden State Gay Rodeo Association annual event
CHICO: NBC Xtreme Bulls & Broncs September 17, 2016
Rough Stock Cowboy Tour
BOONVILLE Boonville Rodeo CCPRA September 17-18, 2016 mendocountyfair.com
Boonville, CA Location: Boonville
Fairgrounds 14400 Highway 128,
Boonville, California Cowboys Pro Rodeo
September 17, 2016 8 p.m.
September 18, 2016 2 p.m.
BAKERSFIELD: Rodeo Tickets are required in addition to
Kern County Fair admission. Call (661) 833-4920 to charge by phone
Kern County Fair Rodeo Bakersfield September 30-October 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. both nights
BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fairgrounds Del Charro Rodeo September 25 & October 2, 2016
BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fairgrounds Extreme Rodeo September 23-24, 2016
POWAY: Poway PRCA Rodeo September 23-24, 2016
Poway Valley Riders Association Grounds
14336 Tierra Bonita Rd.
Poway, Ca. 92064
SAN DIMAS: San Dimas Rodeo October 1-2, 2016
Horsethief Canyon Park Rd.
San Dimas, CA 91773
Gates open at 11 a.m.
Event & Shows Start at 1 p.m.
PRCA Rodeo starts at 2 p.m.
(times listed are for both days)
22nd annual rodeo
Each year at Sunday’s performance there's a Challenged Buckaroos Rodeo for special needs children.
LANCASTER: CA FINALS CIRCUIT RODEO October 7-8, 2016
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
INDUSTRY HILLS: Industry Hills Charity Rodeo October 7-9, 2016
PRCA Rodeo City of Industry, CA
industryhillsprorodeo.org or flyingurodeo.com
This PRCA sanctioned Rodeo (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) in October includes Bull Riding, Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, and Barrel Racing. Community Kids Day precedes the event. In 2015 Motocross takes place both days. The Professional Rodeo Clown, Trick Rope Charro style artist, Norco Rodeo Cowgirl Drill Team, and kids' Calf Riders Only are part of the fun.
DALY CITY: Grand National Rodeo, Horse and Stock Show October 14, 15,
21 & 22, 2016
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA 94014
CORNING: CCPRA Finals October 28-29, 2016
BRAWLEY: Brawley Cattle Call- PRCA Rodeo November 12-13, 2016 cattlecallrodeo.com
Brawley Cattle Call PRCA Rodeo Brawley, CA
Unlike most professional sports where the teams and the lineups are known well in advance, the roster of cowboys and cowgirls competing in a rodeo is a last-minute affair. However a large contingent of PRCA top riders and ropers and WPRA barrel racers is expected because Cattle Call is a PRCA season opener. The exciting Opening Ceremony includes a traditional rough and tough Wild Horse Race. PRCA contestants compete in 6 PRCA events including Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping and the ever popular Bull Riding. Within a few years the rodeo became known as Cattle Call Rodeo. Location: Cattle Call Drive, Brawley, CA
RIVERSIDE: Finals: Riverside Rancheros November 25, 26 & 27, 2016
1198 Washington Street, Riverside, CA 92506
RED BLUFF: Rough Stock Cowboy Tour Finals
NBC Xtreme Bulls & Broncs December 31, 2016
Red Bluff , CA
ANAHEIM: Built Ford Tough PBR January 29-31, 2016
The greatest bull riders in the world go head-to-head with 2,000-pound+ opponents. The Anaheim Invitational begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29; 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30; and 1:50 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. Ticket: $17 to $130, ticketmaster.com, via phone at (800) 745-3000 and at the Honda Center Box Office.
SACRAMENTO: Built Ford Tough PBR February 5-6, 2016
Sleep Train Arena
One Sports Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95834
PBR Sacramento Invitational as part of the Built Ford Tough Series offers two exciting nights of the toughest sport on dirt takes over Sleep Train Arena. The top bull riders in the World will take on the top bulls in the world as part of the Built Ford Tough Series February 5 & 6. New this year are the PBR Elite Seats
KERNVILLE: Whiskey Flat Days Rodeo February 13-14, 2016, 1 p.m.
John E. McNally Arena
Open Team Roping, Bull Riding, Sheep Riding, Open Barrel Race and more
California Junior Rodeo Association March 5, 2016
1198 Washington Street
CHOWCHILLA Western Stampede. Date: Mar 11-13, 2016
COALINGA: West Hills College March 10-11, 2016
CLOVIS: Fresno State University March 12-13, 2016
NEEDLES: Colorado River Rodeo &
Roundup April 1 - 2, 2016, Needles
Needles Rodeo Grounds
1000 San Clemente Street
Needles, California 92363, United States
GCPRA Lead Sanction on this Colorado River Round-Up. You must have a current USTRC card at this rodeo to be eligible for the Inc. Team Roping. For more information call the Needles Chamber of Commerce at (760) 326-2050.
Bareback, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling. Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association
LATON: Laton RODEO April 1-3, 2016
Sponsored by Laton Lions Club, the rodeo is an annual event featuring 7 events. This is a California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association event.
LA GRANGE: La Grange Rodeo
April 3, 2016
LaGrange is located 30 miles East of Modesto on State Highway 132. The rodeo features all of the rodeo basics Saddle Bronc riding, Bareback riding, Steer Wrestling, Calf roping, Team roping, Breakaway roping, Barrel racing, and Bull Riding. The LaGrange Rodeo Association hosts an annual Rodeo dance at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds.
BRAWLEY: Two Rodeos
April 2 & April 3, 2016
Cattle Call Arena
Note: Be sure to mail one entry for Saturday, and one entry for Sunday. These are 2 separate rodeos.
OAKDALE: Oakdale Rodeo Apr 9-10, 2016
Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo-PRCA Rodeo. Parade takes place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, dance happens at 8 p.m. on Saturday (dance is 21+ only, $10 admission). Rodeo tickets: $15 -20. Location: Oakdale Rodeo Grounds Oakdale, CA. oakdalerodeo.com
In 2015: Jody Carper - Rodeo Announcer; 2X PRCA Clown of the Year; Justin Rumsford - Clown & Barrelman; Chance Jackson & Rick Moffet - Bullfighters; Bob Kerr - Mustang Act; Cotton Rosser - Livestock
SAN LUIS OBISPO April 15-16, 2016 Cal State Poly collegerodeo.com
RED BLUFF: Red Bluff Round-Up Red Bluff CA April 15-17, 2016 redbluffroundup.com
April 15 - 7:30 p.m.
April 16 - 2:30 p.m.
April 17 - 1:30 p.m.
Red Bluff Round UP includes Timed Event Slack Wednesday, Open 4D Barrel Race, more. Rodeo First Performance Saturday and Rodeo Second Performance Sunday. Tehama Country Rodeo Week sponsored by several area organizations and coordinated by the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce. Chili Cook-Off, live entertainment, pony rides, a kiddie parade, a car show, and food & souvenir booths in the downtown.
LAKESIDE RODEO - April 22-24,
More than 50 year tradition in San Diego area. Tickets $15-25 approx., 12584 Mapleview Street Lakeside, CA. (619) 561-4331, lakesiderodeo.com
AUBURN: Gold Country Pro Rodeo, Apr 23-24, 2016 PRCA Rodeo
Dummy Roping Contest | Dummy Roping Rules | Enter the Rodeo Queen Contest | Rodeo Queen Contest Rules | Special Kids Rodeo | Businessmen's Steer Tie Application | Mutton Bustin
Thursday 6 p.m. at Magnussen's Dodge Jeep Ram there's a dummy roping contest, food, and fun. Friday Pre-Party at 6:30 p.m. at the Auburn Alehouse. Witness Flying U Flying Cowboys FMX Freestyle Motocross, the bull riding, and barrel racing action.
SPRINGVILLE - Springville Rodeo Apr
22-24, 2016. P.R.C.A. Rodeo in the foothills of the Sierra-Nevada mountains.
Entertainment, food, and thrills of spills in world class rodeo action.
The PRCA Springville rodeo includes queens, cowboys, cattle and more. Barrels & Bulls, Motorcycle Barrel Race and Queen's Coronation Dance, Downtown Parade, Miss Rodeo California, Hide Race, Packing Contest, U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, Springville Sierra Rodeo Stagecoach, Silver Dollar Dig, Cowboy Clowns, Seven Wild and Wooly Professional Rodeo Events, with top Cowboys and Cowgirls. Live music Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $15-25 approx. general admission.
LAKESIDE Rodeo - April 22-24, 2016. More than 50 year tradition in San Diego area. Tickets $15-25 approx., 12584 Mapleview Street Lakeside, CA. (619) 561-4331, lakesiderodeo.com
COTTON ROSSER RODEOS flyingurodeo.com
Norco Mounted Posse Rodeo Norco August 21-23, 2015 norcoposse.com
San Dimas Western Days Rodeo San Dimas October 3-4, 2015 sandimasrodeo.com
TULARE CO. FAIR Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Tulare Ca. - Contractor is Four Star Rodeo
Jackson Lions Club Rodeo
September 13-14, 2014
Plymouth CA jacksonlionsclub.org
CRESTON Creston Classic Rodeo September crestonclassicrodeo.org Represents the heart & soul-- the tradition of the hard working pioneers that founded Creston. Friday Jackpot Team Roping, Saturday Rodeo Events, Sunday Rodeo Events & Cowboy Church.
BANNING: San Gorgonio PRCA Pro Rodeo April 29-30, 2016
2107 W. Victory Ave.
April 29 7:30 p.m.
April 30 7 p.m.
COARSEGOLD: April 29-May
Saturday Kids Rodeo, Rodeo Royalty Kids Mutton Bustin' Dance. Sunday Cowboy Church, Pro Rodeo. Always held the first weekend in May. All proceeds from the Coarsegold Rodeo used to benefit youth organizations of Eastern Madera County.
STONYFORD: Stonyford Rodeo Stonyford CA April 30-May 1, 2016 stonycreekhorsemen.org
$10 rodeo admission approx.
The Rodeo Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The parade route starts at the Indian Valley Elementary School and makes it way through town to end at the Rodeo Grounds.
Includes Amateur Events: Barrel Race | Bull Riding | Steer Riding | Mutton Busting | Team Roping
CLOVIS: Clovis Rodeo April 27-30, 2017 clovisrodeo.com
Rodeo action, the rodeo parade, dance and concerts are part of the action.
RIVERDALE: Riverdale Rodeo PRCA Rodeo April 30-May 1, 2016
Includes a new beer festival on May 1. Location: 3514 W. Mt. Whitney Ave. Riverdale, CA. Contractor: Four Star Rodeo. riverdalerodeo.webs.com
ETNA: Scott Valley Pleasure Park Rodeo
May 1, 2016, 1-6 p.m.
69th Annual Scott Valley Pleasure Park Rodeo. Parade is at 10 a.m. downtown Etna. Dotty's Rodeo Round Up Dinner and Dance, Live Music. yrekachamber.com
DIXON: Roughrider Rodeo May 6, 2016, 7 p.m.
Dixon May Fair
BAKERSFIELD: PRCA Rodeo Stampede Days Rodeo Arena: Kern County Fairgrounds
May 6-7, 2016
Location: 1142 South P Street Indoor/Outdoor. Stock Contractor: Big Stone, Moreno & Growney Rodeo
Biggest Little Rodeo in California annual PRCA Stampede Days at Kern County Fairgrounds offers the largest purses of any other comparably sized rodeo in the state. Gates open at 6pm and performances start at 7:30pm. The Kern County Sheriff’s Reserves have provided over 50 years of law enforcement service to the County of Kern, California. The purpose of the rodeo is to raise funds for training and equipment for The Kern County Sheriff’s Reserve. Tickets: $16-30.
PALM SPRINGS: Hot Rodeo May 6-8, 2016
GSGRA - Hot Rodeo is billed as the Gay Rodeo. AC Dysart Equestrian Park 2111 West Victory Avenue Banning, California
SONORA Mother Lode
Round Up Main Rodeo
events May 7-8, 2016
Saturday Parade 10 a.m. Downtown Sonora Rodeo 2 p.m. Mother Lode Fairgrounds $18 Regular Admission $15 Presale, $7 age 7-12 years.
April 10, 2016 Noon-4 p.m. Cowgirl Luncheon | April 16 Great Steak BBQ and Annual Rifle and Shotgun Raffle - Posse Grounds on Rawhide Rd. | April 23 Queen Horsemanship - Mother Lode Fairgrounds FREE ADMISSION | April 24 Queen Pagent - Opera Hall | May 5 Calcutta - Sheriff's Posse Grounds | Saturday, May 7 Parade 10 a.m. - Downtown; Sonora Rodeo 2 p.m. Mother Lode Fairgrounds | Sunday May 8 Wrangler Family Day Mothers Day Breakfast, Cowboy Church, Rodeo 12:30 p.m. Kiddie Rodeo 2 p.m.
CASTRO VALLEY / HAYWARD: Rowell Ranch Rodeo May 21-22, 2016
9711 Dublin Canyon Blvd. just off Interstate 580
Castro Valley, CA
Rodeo Queen Contest | Chili Cook-Off | Parade | Team Penning & BBQ | Cowgirl Picnic | Team Roping | Rockin' Bull Bash | Rowell Ranch PRCA Rodeo. Pre-events include the annual Rotary Chili Cook-off.
WOODLAKE: Lions Rodeo May
A Central Valley tradition for more than a half century, the Woodlake Lions Rodeo PRCA event is always held on Mother's Day Weekend. Bring the whole family for a fun day out at America's Most Beautiful Rodeo Grounds. A parade, Steer Wrestling, Brahma Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Bareback, Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc, Riding, Barrel Racing, Suicide Race both days--open to all ages who have what it takes to ride horses through the mountain roads and passes. Prequalification at rodeo fairgrounds required., Deep-Pit Dinners Served, Pre-rodeo Entertainment, Mutton Bustin', Saturday Night Dance and Mother’s Day Tribute
CHOWCHILLA: Chowchilla Fair (May 19-22, 2016) Cattle Western Stampede on Friday March 11-13, 2016 chowchillafair.org
COTTONWOOD: May 7-8, 2016
cottonwoodchamberofcommerce.com | ccpra.com
Each year, during Mother's Day weekend, the residents of Cottonwood, Calif. get together and kick up their cowboy (and cowgirl) heels. A full slate of activities occurs, from the annual kick-off barbeque, Ladies Night Out, Kiddie Parade, regular rodeo parade and the rodeo. Come to Cottonwood, Calif. and see what a real hometown rodeo is like. Includes 50 Years of Ridin', Ropin' & Ranchin' parade on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Redding Rodeo May 18-21, 2016
Redding CA reddingrodeo.com
The Redding Rodeo Association presents one of the Top Rodeos in the PRCA and Inaugural Champions Challenge. Also includes Chicks n Chaps, Mutton Bustin, Steak Feed, and PRCA events.
RAMONA: Ramona Rodeo May 19-22, 2016
Fred Grand Arena
421 Aqua Lane
Ramona, Ca 92065
Thursday May 19, 2016 Slack Rodeo Performance - All Timed Events Will Compete Beginning 8 p.m. Free admission
Friday May 20, 2016 Rodeo Gates Open 6:30 p.m. Mutton Bustin' for Cowboys And Cowgirls Riding Sheep. Dance (10p-1a) with Country band, Patrick Howard Trampus Band after Rodeo.
Saturday May 21, 2016 Ramona Main Street Parade begins 10 a.m. Rodeo Gates Open @ 6:30 p.m. Saturday with dance after rodeo 10p-1a
Sunday May 22, 2016 Kids Day Rodeo gates 2:30, performance 4 p.m. Jr. Barrel Race - Young Ladies Compete
PENN VALLEY: May 20-21, 2016
(Rodeo Play Day May 22, 2016)
10513 Spenceville Rd
Penn Valley, CA.
Tickets: $10-25 approx.
Penn Valley Rodeo , dance to follow rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday Cowboy Church before event. Held at Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds, Penn Valley Rd. at Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA
POTTER VALLEY Rodeo May 27-30, 2016
Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend. Potter Valley Spring Festival & Rodeo includes Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds FREE; Saturday 11 a.m. Main Street Parade; 12 Noon Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ Main Street, 8:00 am Potter Valley Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds. Woodcutting & Axe Throw Competitions 1pm, Junior Rodeo Performance 5pm, Team Roping 8pm, Starlight Dance. See Location: Mendocino County
Stampede - PRCA Rodeo May 28-29, 2016 Marysville, CA
Kick-off Stampede Party, Twin Cities Cattle Drive, Kids Rodeo and the annual Stampede provide fantastic entertainment.
SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Elks Rodeo June
PRCA Rodeo and parade. BBQ and more! The lead-up to the rodeo includes the annual Queen kick-off, parade and many events throughout May - June. Cost: $15- 30
JURUPA VALLEY: Jurupa Valley Pro Rodeo June 3-4, 2016
Jurupa Valley Pro Rodeo
Rick Thompson Arena
Jurupa Valley CA
$18, $5 parking
The Jurupa Valley Pro Rodeo features top competitors from around the nation, competing in bullriding, broncs, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more. Free dances both nights after rodeo. Friday Rock Stars of Tomorrow performs; Saturday is Whiskey Tango.
HANFORD: Fiesta del Charro June 11, 2016
801 S. 10th Ave.
Part of the Kings County Fair, this annual event attracts the finest sports competitors in rodeo events.
LIVERMORE: Livermore Rodeo
June 11-12, 2016
3000 Robertson Park Rd.
They call it the World's Fastest Rodeo. Gates open at 11:00 am and Grand Entry begins at 3:00 pm both days. Grand Entry launches the rodeo featuring Livermore Rodeo Stagecoaches, rodeo personnel, sponsor flags, the Livermore Rodeo Queens, and visiting Queens, as well as the previous years' Queen presenting the American Flag.
Featuring Bareback, Tie Down Roping, Local Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Wild Cow Milking, Steer Wrestling, PRCA Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Lil Pardners
GLENNVILLE: Glennville Round-Up June 12, 2016
Greenhorn Mountain Veterans Association presents the Annual Glennville Rodeo Round-Up, the biggest One-Day Rodeo in the Nation! Bareback Bronc Riding Bull Riding | Cowgirl's Barrel Racing | Saddle Bronc Riding | Steer Wrestling | Team Roping | Tie Down Roping Tickets: $15 approx.
All American PRCA rodeo
BISHOP: California State High School Rodeo Assoc. Finals June
PLEASANTON: Alameda County Fair Extreme Rodeo June 17-18, 2016
Fiesta Del Charro June 19, 2016
GARBERVILLE: Rodeo in the Redwoods, June 18-19, 2016
Father's Day Weekend