An annual tradition and fan favorite stampedes into Red Bluff in mid-April and tickets are now on sale.
That’s when the Red Bluff Round-up takes place, and nearly every activity revolves around horses, bulls and cowboys.
It’s three days of rodeo, April 19-21, with the best rodeo athletes in the sport competing for big bucks. And there’s a lot more than rodeo! The Round-up kicks off April 13 with a chili cook-off, car show, and pony rides. The Cowboy Golf Tournament (golf with your hat and spurs on!) is the morning of Fri., April 19, and for fans wanting a free rodeo ticket, all they have to do is donate blood at the blood drive.
The Round-up is the only rodeo in the nation to host a “Wild Ride.” It’s held on Sunday, April 21, where the saddle bronc riders and bareback riders dress in costume and ride their broncs. It’s truly a wild ride!
The wild horse race follows each rodeo performance, April 19-21, and a concert by Neal McCoy begins at 7:30 pm on April 21.
The Red Bluff Round-Up is a long time tradition for resident John Growney, who owns the Growney Bros. Rodeo Co.
He grew up a few miles from Red Bluff, and is one of five major stock contractors that provide bulls and horses for the rodeo. He has early memories of it. “Since I was a little kid, I've been involved,” he said. “The first rodeo I went to was the Red Bluff Round-Up.” The rodeo used his picture for advertising years ago. “I was five years old, and I remember my dad and Homer Holcomb, a famous rodeo clown, coming to get me out of kindergarten, to take pictures.”
Tickets are on sale online at RedBluffRoundup.com and through the Red Bluff Round-up office. Prices start at twelve dollars. For more information on the Round-up, visit the website or call the rodeo office at 800.545.3500 or 530.527.1000.