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The 100th Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo

Fri. May 20, 2022 - Sun. May 22, 2022

$20 – $50

The 100th Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo rides into town Friday – Sunday, May 20 – 22, 2022, at Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park in Castro Valley. Photo: Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo.

CASTRO VALLEY – Celebrate a century of ropin’ and ridin’ with the return of a cherished local favorite. The rodeo traces its roots back to neighborly competitions between ranches and has evolved into a lively, family-friendly spectator event featuring bull riding, team roping and more. The fun begins the week before the main event at the Chili Cook-Off, where you’ll taste some of the area’s best chili recipes, indulge in wine and beer, and listen to great live music. The parade in downtown Castro Valley will provide fun for all ages, boasting over 100 participants.

Take part in the full cowboy experience with professional rodeo action, live music and barbecue food at Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park in Castro Valley. Photo: Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo.

Rodeo Week kicks off with the Cecil Jones Cowboy Challenge competition, followed by the popular BBQ and dance party. This excitement will lead up to the premier attraction: the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Pro Rodeo. This weekend-long event will begin with a Special Partners program for local children with mental or physical challenges and a Cowboy Experience where kids can learn about the rodeo from real cowboys in the arena. Each competition will be held under strict animal welfare rules, ensuring the rodeo provides the same exciting yet humane action that ranch founder Harry Rowell intended when he and his wife Maggie started it all in 1921.

Schedule of Events

• May 13 – Chili Cook-Off  Live music, wine, beer, chili tastings and more.  CVChiliCookoff.com

• May 14 – Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade 10am in Downtown Castro Valley. RowellRanchRodeoParade.com

• May 18 – Cecil Jones Commemorative Cowboy Challenge, Cowboy BBQ & Dance

• May 19 – Cowgirl Picnic A ladies-only luncheon    Local Team Roping   RowellRanchRodeo.com/TeamRoping

• May 20 – Chutes and Skirts A 21+ VIP experience    Rockin’ Bull Bash Professional Bull Riding

• May 21 – Cowboy Experience, Pro Rodeo Performance, Celebrating 100 Years BBQ & Dance

• May 22 – Cowboy Experience, Pro Rodeo Performance

The 100th Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo
Friday – Sunday, May 20 – 22, 2022
Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park, Castro Valley
Tickets: $20-50

For tickets and more information visit RowellRanchRodeo.com.


Fri. May 20, 2022
Sun. May 22, 2022
$20 – $50
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Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park
9725 Dublin Canyon Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94552 United States
(510) 881-6715


Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, SF Bay Area, Tri Valley