Santa Maria Elks Rodeo May
30 - June 2, 2013 Cost: $20 - 30 smelksrodeo.org
Tickets (805) 922-6006.
Elks Parade - Saturday June 1,
2013, 9 a.m. on Broadway St.
Broadway between Fesler and Enos, Santa
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. -- The Santa Maria Elks Parade includes
over 200 entries with marching bands,
majorettes, color guards, floats, Santa Maria, California
The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo is a 3-4
day extravaganza that is held each year
at the Elks-Unocal Event Center in Santa
Maria, California. Elks Rodeo and Parade
was founded in 1948 and is part of the
Elks Lodge No. 1538, Santa Maria, CA.
Now nationally recognized as Santa Maria
Elks Rodeo, is often broadcast on ESPN,
and over 100,000 spectators each year.
During each three-hour
performance there are six
adrenaline-rushing PRCA events,
including bull and bronc riding,
tie-down roping, steer wrestling,
bareback riding, WPRA barrel racing,
local team roping, and mutton bustin'.
Bull riders, barrelmen and stock
contractors are a unique breed you won't
want to miss.
The Queen contest raises funds for
youth recreation during an intensive
six-week program in which female
contestants coordinate barbeques,
dances, car washes, food and bake sales,
auctions to raise money for good causes,
and Santa Maria Valley
non-profit organizations sponsor queen
candidates as part of the program.
All efforts related to Elks
activities and fundraising is the result
of volunteers. More than 1,300
volunteers work on 60 committees
producing an annual parade, rodeo, queen
contest, beard-a-reno contest, a mini
rodeo, press luncheons, an allocations
committee, concerts, dances, barbeques,
banquets, awards, scholarships, a
Contestant Center, a VIP Center, a
Go-Rodeo Days Contest, and a rodeo
kick-off banquet and auction.