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

Redding’s 74th Rodeo is fast approaching, May 18-21, 2022 in Redding, CA. Cowboy Lifestyle Network is proud to partner with one of the finest rodeos in the great state of California. It will be a week full of fun and rodeo. Check out the full schedule of events below and be sure to pre-purchase your tickets from the link below before they sell out!

About the Redding Rodeo

In 1943, Redding Rodeo was a small one-day event started by a young man accompanied by Sheriff John Balma. At the first rodeo in 1943, the purse was $175 plus all entry fees! The Saturday night dance at the time was from “9 a.m. until milking time!”. It wasn’t until 1948 that the event moved to Redding and entered into a 99-year lease with the town of Redding for their event. In the 1980s the Redding Rodeo Association was born when the Sheriff’s Posse remained under the purview of the Sheriff’s Office, the infamous Redding Red Shirts were born.

Credit to CLN

Another big rodeo partner is the Asphalt Cowboys, founded by local businessmen in 1954. Their annual barbecue takes place in September and features one of the biggest pancake breakfasts in the country on the Friday morning of the rodeo to help de many people in our community. . Another thing to watch out for this year is the annual Redding Rodeo Parade, which takes place on Rodeo Saturday, it will be fun for the whole family!

Of course, what would rodeo be without all the affiliated rodeo clubs? Redding’s Rodeo Association Auxiliaries have been rodeo’s unswerving helpers since its inception. The Redding Women’s Rodeo Association (originally the Posse-ettes) has always helped with the rodeo, helping with concessions and tickets. We can’t forget the future of Redding Rodeo, the Redding Junior Rodeo Association, they are excellent at stepping in where needed. Finally, Redding’s Queen program is one of the best in the country! These are the ladies who represent Redding Rodeo across the country, not only to attend their hometown event, but also to travel to rodeos all over the country! Without all the volunteer groups, Redding Rodeo would not be the community success and tradition it has become.

Credit to Redding Rodeo Association

Redding Rodeo Schedule

Pre-Rodeo Events

Redding Rodeo Steak Food | May 14, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. | Redding Rodeo Ground

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

Special children’s day | May 16, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Redding Rodeo Ground

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

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

Credit to Redding

YOLO Redding Jackpot Barrel Race | May 17, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Redding Rodeo Ground

Pre-registration for this event runs through May 17, 2022. It is presented by YOLO Productions LLC. For registrations coming on the day of, it is Cash ONLY day for the day of the race. There will be $3000 extra money and a loop for 4D champions. Learn more here.

  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Single hour
  • 5:30-5:45 p.m. open arena
  • 6:15 p.m. Peewee followed by Open 4D
  • Pre-draw posted before 9:30 p.m. 05/16/22

Redding Rodeo Extreme Bulls and Barrels | May 18, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Redding Rodeo Ground

To kick off Redding’s 74th Annual Rodeo, Valero brings you Extreme Bulls and Barrels on Wednesday, May 18. 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 p.m. | Redding Rodeo Ground

Family Night at the Redding Rodeo will be Thursday, May 19. MD Imaging brings you all the rodeo action. Discounted children’s tickets are only available at the box office.

Asphalt Cowboy Pancake Breakfast | May 20, 2022 | 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Redding Town Center

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 over 1,000 attendees. The Cowboys used material borrowed from many different sources, including the sheriff’s department, local churches, and some Redding residents. Breakfast lovers often ate their pancakes and sausages on tables made of doors and trestles “borrowed” from the area’s lumberyards.

Over the years, the Cowboys found it necessary to acquire more and more of their own equipment, as breakfast had exceeded the supply of donated equipment. From tables, the Cowboys launched a program to buy or build equipment. The Cowboys were able to purchase the old McDonald’s grills as they were phased out of Northern California restaurants. Those hot plates 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. let it sell!!!

COST: $5 presale or $6 at the event | Learn more here.

Credit to Redding Rodeo Association

Redding Rodeo Friday Tuff Enough to Wear Pink | May 20, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Redding Rodeo Ground

Friday night is enough tuff to wear pink at Redding’s 74th Annual Rodeo, presented by Pendleton Whiskey and Blach Beverage. Wear pink to help spread breast cancer awareness. Get your tickets early below as this performance fills up fast!

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

This parade was first held in 1949 as the “Shasta County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Parade”. The organization and operation of the parade was turned over to the Asphalt Cowboys in 1958 so that the Sheriff’s Posse could concentrate on rodeo and renovating the rodeo grounds. The parade began life with nearly 200 entries. Over the years, the parade has grown to 250 entries, coming from all over the northern state. The original parade had 32 categories. Today’s participants compete in 52 different classes with prizes and trophies. Rodeo parades, a regular feature of Western rodeos, featured many of the professional cowboys who participated in the rodeo, along with the typical mix of marching bands, floats, and cheerleaders. Redding’s first rodeo parade upheld these traditions, including having a western rodeo, movie, or other star as the grand marshal of the parade. Today, the tradition of the parade continues. honor conferred on one or more local citizens. Learn more here.

Redding Rodeo Armed Forces Saturday Night | May 21, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. | Redding Rodeo Ground

Join us for the final performance of the 74th Annual Redding Rodeo sponsored by Sierra Pacific Industries. Be sure to get your tickets as soon as we’re still selling out for this performance.

From all of us here at the Cowboy Lifestyle Network, we can’t wait for the fun to begin in Redding, CA. Be sure to start planning your trip now, because this rodeo and surrounding events will be the place to be!




Hi everyone! My name is Krysta Paffrath, proud to be from Arizona and passionate about all things business and rodeo. I’m beyond thrilled to be the editor of Cowboy Lifestyle Network. With my experience in digital marketing and rodeo, it was only natural 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’m passionate about preserving the western way of life and I work with different brands and rodeos to make that happen. If you are looking for an article, email me at [email protected] Learn more about me at krystapaffrath.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!


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