By Stacy Fisher
Giddy-up all you cowboys and cowgirls! Lasso the kiddies and take the whole family to The 95th Annual Red Bluff Round Up. The rodeo event promises to be the most exciting yet. Located at the 110-acre Tehama County Fairgrounds, rodeo contestants will compete for World Championship points in various categories, including: Bareback Riding; Steer Wrestling; Saddle Bronc Riding; Barrel Racing; Bull Riding; and Tie Down Roping.
Visitors can expect a wide choice of food along with merchandise from vendors attending the event. The Round Up is a major attraction, filling hotels and restaurants and boosting the income of the local community.
Red Bluff Round-Up Administrative Assistant Kathy Sibert, stated that The Round-Up has a historic basis and is part of Red Bluff’s heritage.
“Starting in the early 20th Century around 1921, different ranchers in the region would bring their cattle and horses to a central point to have their cowboys compete in various riding challenges,” Sibert remarks. “Everybody in the county would come to watch.”
The occasion also marks a week of events throughout the town of Red Bluff, including a bowling tournament, foot race, and pancake breakfast on Saturday, plus street dancing, an antique car show, a Chamber mixer, golf tournament, a chili cook-off, a parade in downtown Red Bluff, and much more.
All RVs and vehicle/trailer combinations entering the parking area for the show must pay a space fee. In addition, RVers can also park in either Red Bluff RV Park or Durango RV Resort. Reservations may be paid when ordering rodeo tickets. Check website for more details and fee amounts.
“It’s going to be a fun time for everybody with non stop action,” Sibert shares. “You don’t have to wait 20 minutes between competitors. That’s one of the great things about this event.”
Call (530) 527-1000 for rodeo ticket purchases and information, or purchase tickets online. For additional information, call the Red Bluff Round-Up Association at 800-545-3500 (CA Only); or (530) 527-8700. The association is located at 670 Antelope Blvd., Suite #1, Red Bluff, CA 96080. Visit online for more information at: www.redbluffroundup.com/