Red Bluff Round-Up
Annual event is nation’s largest three day rodeo
In the early part of the 1900s, a group of Tehama County cattlemen and their hands got together to showcase their talents in the rodeo arena.
Nearly one hundred years later, crowds are still coming to witness the spectacle of the Old West.
The Red Bluff Round-Up, in its 97th year, will take place April 20-22, and attracts over 35,000 people in its three day run, with 500-plus cowboys and cowgirls roping, riding, wrestling, and racing as they match up against bucking horses and bulls, and try to make the fastest run against the clock!
It’s a tradition amongst Northern Californians, with people from far and wide –and from across the globe – making their way to Red Bluff to take in the sights and sounds of pro rodeo.
The Round-Up attracts the best cowboys and cowgirls in the nation, world champs and young guns, who will compete for over $250,000 in prize money. And for fans, that means great competition and good watching!
The Round-Up is more than just rodeo. Wild pony races for the young cowboys and cowgirls, ages 10-14, take place, as does mutton bustin’ for the little ones, and the Wild Ride, where cowboys dress in costume (think Flo from Progressive, Uncle Sam, and Lady Gaga as characters) as they ride a bucking horse.
Fans can make an extended vacation out of their trip to Red Bluff, to take in all the other rodeo activities. A concert with country music star Chris Lane as headliner (and Morgan Wallen as the opening act) will be held. The Chamber hosts 11 Days of activities, including a mixer with live music, chili cook-off, parade, and more!
Make the Red Bluff Round-Up your destination this April and enjoy a slice of Americana with America’s original sport, Rodeo!