Penn Valley Rodeo rescheduled to May 27-28 |

Penn Valley Rodeo rescheduled to May 27-28

Bull riding is one of the favorite events at the annual Penn Valley Rodeo.
Submitted photo |

Rodeos usually don’t get cancelled over a little rain. However with a fast moving spring storm dumping over an inch of hail, snow closures on Highway 80 and a downpour of rain, the Arena at Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds became unsafe for contestants and livestock athletes to compete in. Vendors scrambled to secure their booths, pop ups caved in and the parking lot became a muddy mire. Contestants and volunteers arrived, ready to brave the weather for the love of community and the sport of rodeo.

With heavy hearts the Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association board members, with the guidance of the stock contractor, decided that the condition of the arena had deteriorated to a point that would endanger the competitors and livestock due to slippery footing and made the tough decision to reschedule the rodeo to the following weekend rather than take a chance of injury.

So many community related non-profits depend on the funds they raise at the rodeo each year, these funds benefit many including providing scholarships for local students getting enough volunteers to put the rodeo on, and man the ticket, food and drink booths each year is no easy task… the rodeo must come back together in one week and on a holiday weekend no less. Simply put: we need all the volunteers we can get to help. And we need the competitors and public to come to the rodeo on May 27-28.

Tickets are available in advanced at local stores, online at and at the gate.

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