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It’s Time for the 74th Annual Redding Rodeo!

The 74th Redding Rodeo is right around the corner, taking place May 18-21, 2022 in Redding, California. Cowboy Lifestyle Network is proud to be partnering up with one of the best rodeos in the great state of California. It is going to be a jam-packed week of fun and rodeo. Check out the full schedule of events below and make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time at the link below before they sell out!

About Redding Rodeo

Back in 1943, Redding Rodeo was a small, one-day event started by a young man who went by Sheriff John Balma. At the first rodeo in 1943, the purse was $175 plus all entry fees! The Saturday night dance back then was held starting at “9 til milking time!”. It wasn’t until 1948 that the event moved to Redding and entered into a 99-year lease with the City of Redding for their event. In the 1980s, the Redding Rodeo Association was born when the Sheriff’s Posse remained under the mandate of the sheriff’s office, the infamous Redding red shirts were born.

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Another big partner of the rodeo is the Asphalt Cowboys, founded by local businessmen in 1954. Their annual BBQ is held in September and has one of the BIGGEST pancake breakfasts in the nation on the Friday morning of the rodeo to help many folks in our community. One more thing to look out for this year is the Annual Redding Rodeo Parade, held on the Saturday of the rodeo, it will be fun for the whole family!

Of course, what would be the rodeo without all the affiliate rodeo clubs? The Redding Rodeo Association Auxiliary has been the steadfast helpers of the rodeo since its inception. The Redding Women’s Rodeo Association (Originally the Posse-ettes) have always helped with rodeo, assisting in concessions and tickets. We can’t forget the future of Redding Rodeo, the Redding Junior Rodeo Association, they are great at jumping in wherever they are needed. Lastly, Redding’s Queen Program is one of the best in the nation! These are the ladies that represent Redding Rodeo across the nation, not only attending their hometown event but traveling to rodeos all over the country! Without all the groups that volunteer, Redding Rodeo would not be the community success and tradition it has become.

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Redding Rodeo Schedule

Pre-Rodeo Events

Redding Rodeo Steak Feed | May 14, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM | Redding Rodeo Grounds

A fun-filled evening with good food, good music, and good friends. BBQ Steak, cowboy beans, baked potato, salad, and bread. Add a refreshing beverage and what better way to start the 74th Annual Redding Rodeo Week! Get your ticketsHERE

Special Kids Day | May 16, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 12 PM | Redding Rodeo Grounds

This exclusive program catering to our “Special Kids – Mentally and Physically Challenged” friends, has been going on for over 50 years. With help from the Asphalt Cowboys and other affiliated clubs, Redding Rodeo offers a special day of horseback rides, wagon rides, and rodeo clown performances just for these wonderful kids. Done without competition from other school kids, this really gives these youngsters a chance to shine.

**All riders are supervised; however, helmets are NOT provided**

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YOLO Redding Jackpot Barrel Race | May 17, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Redding Rodeo Grounds

Pre-Entry for this event goes until May 17, 2022. It is presented By YOLO Productions LLC. For entries coming in the day of, it is Cash ONLY day for the day of the race. There will be $3000 added money and a buckle for 4D champs. Learn more here.

  • 3pm- 5:30 pm Time onlies
  • 5:30-5:45pm open arena
  • 6:15 pm Peewee followed by Open 4D
  • Pre-draw posted by 9:30 pm 5/16/22

Redding Rodeo Extreme Bulls and Barrels | May 18, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Redding Rodeo Grounds

To kick off the 74th Annual Redding Rodeo, Valero brings you Extreme Bulls and Barrels on Wednesday, May 18th. This action-packed night is full of bull riders and barrels as we kick off Redding Rodeo!Get your tickets HERE!

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Redding Rodeo Weekend

Redding Rodeo Thursday Family Night | May 19, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Redding Rodeo Grounds

Family Night at the Redding Rodeo is Thursday, May 19th. MD Imaging brings you all the rodeo action. Discounted kids tickets are available only through the box office.

Asphalt Cowboys Pancake Breakfast | May 20, 2022 | 5:00 – 10:00 AM | Downtown Redding

The pancake breakfast started in 1954, as one of the Rodeo Week activities. The first breakfast served about 700 people. By the late 1950s, the breakfast had grown to over 1000 participants. The Cowboys used equipment borrowed from many different sources, including the Sheriff’s Department, local churches, and some Redding residents. Breakfast goers often ate their pancakes and sausage on tables made from doors and sawhorses “borrowed” from area lumber yards.

As the years went by the Cowboys found it necessary to acquire more and more of their own equipment as the breakfast had outgrown the reserve of donated equipment. Starting with tables, the Cowboys began a program of buying or building equipment. The Cowboys were able to purchase old Mcdonald’s grills, as they were phased out of restaurants throughout northern California. These griddles and many chairs and tables later, the undisputed largest outdoor community breakfast in the United States has grown to over 10,000 of our best friends sharing breakfast together rain or shine!!!

COST: $5 Pre-sale or $6 At Event | Learn more here.

Credit to Redding Rodeo Association

Redding Rodeo Friday Tuff Enough to Wear Pink | May 20, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Redding Rodeo Grounds

Friday Night is Tuff Enough to Wear Pink at the 74th Annual Redding Rodeo, presented by Pendleton Whisky and Blach Beverage. Wear Pink to help bring recognition to breast cancer awareness. Purchase your tickets early below because this performance fills up quickly!

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Redding Rodeo Parade | May 21, 2022 | 10:00 AM

This parade was first staged in 1949 as the “Shasta County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Parade.” The parade organization and operation were turned over to the Asphalt Cowboys in 1958 so that the Sheriff’s Posse could concentrate on the rodeo and refurbishing the rodeo grounds.The parade began life with almost 200 entries. Over the years the parade has grown to as high as 250 entries, coming from all over the north state. The original parade had 32 categories.Today’s entrants compete in 52 different classes with prize and trophy awards. Rodeo parades, a regular feature of western rodeos, showcased many of the professional cowboys that would ride in the rodeo plus the typical mix of marching bands, floats, and majorettes. The first Redding Rodeo Parade upheld these traditions, including having a western rodeo, movie, or other star as the parade Grand Marshal.Today the parade tradition continues.Many entrants are made up of mostly non-professional local riders and the Grand Marshall is an honor conferred on a local citizen or citizens. Learn more here.

Redding Rodeo Saturday Armed Forces Night | May 21, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Redding Rodeo Grounds

Join us for the final performance of the 74th Annual Redding Rodeo sponsored by Sierra Pacific Industries. Be sure and get your tickets soon as we always sell out this performance.

From all of us here at Cowboy Lifestyle Network, we truly can’t wait for the fun to kick off in Redding, California. Make sure to start planning your trip now, because this rodeo and surrounding events are going to be the place to be!

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Hi everyone! I'm Krysta Paffrath, I am a proud Arizona native who has a passion for everything business and rodeo. I am beyond thrilled to be the Editor in Chief for Cowboy Lifestyle Network. With my background in digital marketing and rodeo, this was a natural fit for me to join the team. My adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit has guided me to work in many places like the WYO Quarter Horse Ranch in Thermopolis, Wyoming, a working cattle ranch in Seligman, Arizona, and many places in between. I am passionate about preserving the western way of life and working with different brands and rodeos to make that happen. If you're looking for a write-up, please shoot me an email at Learn more about me at Looking forward to hearing from you!

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