All are welcome to join the biggest event in Penn Valley, the Penn Valley Rodeo!
The 62nd annual Penn Valley Rodeo is taking place May 17-18 at the Rodeo Grounds. It is hosted by Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association (PVCRA), a nonprofit corporation founded in 2005 to promote the sport of rodeo in Penn Valley, and to preserve the western lifestyle. They are associated with the leading rodeo organization in the State, California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1966.
This year’s Penn Valley Rodeo will feature CCPRA Rodeo action with 4 Star Rodeo Livestock, Don and Anita Jesser will return as Pro Rodeo Announcers and JJ Harrison is back from year 2 as Rodeo Clown and half-time entertainment, returning this year also will be an encore performance by The Wild West Buckers. The Rodeo Queen will be coronated on Friday night. There will be Muttin Busting and Calf Scramble each night and following the Rodeo a Rodeo Dance with James Slack Band. New this year is Truckee’s favorite Bar B Que restaurant Smokey’s Kitchen will be running cooking the vittles this year in the Cook House while NU Football Boosters serve up hotdogs and hamburgers.
Each year there is a wide variety of vendors, food and drinks and of course a kid zone replete with a bounce house, pony rides, face painting and more – this event is fun for the whole family.
The Penn Valley Rodeo provides many non-profits an opportunity to earn money including Kare Crisis Nursery in the Pie Booth, Ready Springs School in the Snack Shack, The Penn Valley Chamber, Penn Valley Little League, 4-H and More. Proceeds from the Rodeo also go to support the Penn Valley Rodeo Scholarship program as well as many Youth in Ag programs.
Along with the Rodeo there is also an Old-Fashioned Hometown Parade on Saturday at 3 pm from Western Gateway Park to the Rodeo. And this year on Sunday there will be Breakfast in the Old Firehouse from 7:30 to 11am; Cowboy Church with the Hale Family and Friends; Muttin Busting at 10 am and Jackpot Roping at 11 am – there is no ticket required to join the fun on Sunday.
For the full schedule of events and to buy tickets on line see www.pvrodeo.com
Content provided by Teresa Dietrich, PV Rodeo Association