Red Bluff Round-Up
Annual event is nation’s largest three day rodeo
It’s almost that time again, folks. Once a year people from near and far gather in the town of Red Bluff to celebrate tradition. A tradition that extends back to the early 1900’s. Whether celebrating old traditions or creating new ones, the Red Bluff Round-Up remains.
98 years ago, a group of Tehama County cattlemen came together to showcase their talents in the rodeo arena and thus a tradition was born. This year the rodeo will take place on April 17-19, three jam packed days of rodeo action. With over 650 contestants this year from world champions to rookies, the competition is fierce.
The Round-Up brings the best of the best cowboys and cowgirls from 5 different countries. The three-day rodeo will pay out over $250,000 in prize money. Fans will get to enjoy bulls, broncs, barrel racing, mutton busting, breakaway roping, tie down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. The rodeo offers more than just that, Wild Pony races for kids (ages 10-14), Wild Horse races for a team of adults, and Red Bluff’s own, Wild Ride. The Wild Ride takes place during the performance on Sunday. Cowboys dress up in costume, as they ride a bucking horse. The Wild Ride is a fan favorite!
John Payne, the “one arm bandit” will the specialty act this year and he’s known to put on a good show! The wild animal training outlaw has won specialty act of the year multiple times and we’re excited to have him back here in Red Bluff!
In addition to all the fun, Saturday night after the performance, country music star, Aaron Watson headlines (with Chad Bushnell as the opening act) and tickets are going fast!
The Chamber hosts 11 days of activities and events including a mixer, parade, chili cook-off, foot golf tournament and more! So be sure to mark the days on your calendar and make the Red Bluff Round-Up your destination Easter weekend!
See you at the Round-Up!