Save the Date for the 75th Redding Rodeo!
The 75th Annual Redding Rodeo is set to roll into California from May 17th through May 20th! This year, come out and celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the rodeo and watch some awesome “Buckin’ by the River” in beautiful Northern California!
History of Redding Rodeo
The Redding Rodeo was the dream of Sheriff John Balma, who grew up in an area filled with farmers, ranchers, and others who weren’t afraid of hard work. Much like many others of his time, Balma was shipped off to battle in the 1940s. In 1939, Balma became the chief of police and was an integral part of the formation of the sheriff’s posse. The first amateur rodeo started in 1943 with a $175 purse plus all entry fees. It wasn’t until 1948 that the official Redding Rodeo started taking shape as the tiny horse show rodeo moved to Redding where the scrap from the building of Shasta Dam became the spot of the present-day Sheriff’s Posse grounds, where Redding Rodeo is held today. Redding Rodeo is included in what’s called the 6 Pac Rodeo Group, which is made up of 6 major rodeos in California. Founder, John Balma served as the 6 Pac president for many years, helping take California rodeo to the next level for years to come.
About Redding Rodeo
In addition to all of the bucking action you’re sure to see, the Redding Rodeo is much more than a rodeo! Spectators can enjoy the Steak Feed and Dance, a parade, Xtreme Bulls and Barrels, mutton busting, plus all of the mid-show entertainment that will go on during the rodeo itself. Check out the full schedule below and make sure to grab your tickets now because these shows will sell out!
May 13 | Redding Rodeo Steak Feed and Dance | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the 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 Rodeo Week
May 16 | Hall of Fame Gala | Tickets are 2 for $75 or 1 for $40.00
May 17 | Redding Rodeo Wednesday Extreme Bulls and Barrels | 7:00 PM at the Redding Rodeo Grounds
May 18 | Redding Rodeo Thursday Family Night | 7:00 PM at the Redding Rodeo Grounds
May 19 | Redding Rodeo Friday Tuff Enough to Wear Pink | 7:00 PM at the Redding Rodeo Grounds
- Asphalt Cowboys Pancake Breakfast | 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM in Downtown Redding
- Chicks N Chaps 2023 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Redding Rodeo Grounds
May 20 | Redding Rodeo Saturday Armed Forces Night | 7:00 PM at the Redding Rodeo Grounds
- Redding Rodeo Parade | 10:00 AM in Downtown Redding
The Redding Rodeo is a fun-filled weekend that allows rodeo fans to experience all the best that the sport has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a first-timer, the Redding Rodeo has something for the whole family.
- Steak Feed & Dance: $25
- Xtreme Bulls & Barrels: $20
- Thursday Family Night: $25
- Friday Think Pink Night: $30
- Saturday Military Night: $35
- 2023 Hall of Fame Dinner (May 16th): 2 for $75 or 1 for $40.00
Pictured: John Payne The One Armed Bandit – Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network
About Redding, California
Redding, California is a beautiful city located in the northern part of the state, just south of the Oregon border. The city is known for its stunning views of Mount Shasta and its proximity to some of the best outdoor activities in California. Redding is also home to a vibrant arts and culture scene, making it a great place to explore during your visit.
So come on out to the Redding Rodeo and experience all the wonderful things it has to offer and don’t forget to explore all that the city of Redding has to offer too. You won’t regret it! It’s time to rodeo in Redding!
Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network
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