The Rowell Ranch Rodeo is coming to the Bay Area this week and weekend. It is fun for the whole family. It is amazing how many different types of events are being offered. There is absolutely something for everyone.
They have also done a great job of combining the fun of the rodeo with supporting the community. For example, all of the proceeds from the concessions go to the Hayward Rotary Club. They are holding a Cowgirl Picnic on Thursday, that raises funds for scholarships for a boy and a girl. Saturday is armed forces day, where military get in for free! Please check out the website, http://www.rowellranchrodeo.com, for a complete list of the many other ways Rowell Ranch Rodeo is supporting the community!
The complete schedule of events is below. So, pick what suits your inner cowboy or cowgirl, grab the family and have some fun this week!
2013 Schedule of Events
Rodeo Queen Contest and Dinner
Join us at our annual Queen Contest and Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 9th. Tickets can be puchased by contacting Susie Alves at (510) 582-4565 or Rowell's Saddlery at (510) 581-2577.
22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off
Friday, May 10th
The Rotary Club of Castro Valley will be hosting its 22st Annual Chili Cook-off at Rowell Ranch on Friday, May 10th from 5 to 9pm.
Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade
Saturday, May 11th
Come cheer on over 100 parade entries on Saturday, May 11th at 10am in downtown Castro Valley.
Celebrity Team Penning and BBQ
Wednesday, May 15th
Rodeo week kicks off with the Celebrity Team Penning and BBQ on Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm at Rowell Ranch. Entry to the Team Penning is free. Tickets for the Tri-tip BBQ can be puchased by visiting Rowell's Saddlery in Castro Valley (510) 581-2577
Thursday, May 16th
Rockin' Bull Bash & Wild Cow Milking
Friday, May 17th
Watch Pro Bull Riding at our Rockin' Bull Bash and Dance, at 7:00 pm.
93nd Rowell Ranch PRCA Rodeo
Saturday & Sunday, May 18th & 19th
Our Pro Rodeos take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 18th and 19th. Gates open at 10am with Grand Entry at 1:15pm each day.
Special Partners Event
Saturday , May 18th
children with mental or physical challenges between the ages of 5 and 15 will participate in modified and simulated rodeo events in the same arena where the professional rodeo cowboys will compete later in the afternoon.
Hayward Firefighters Local 1909 will again be sponsoring our Special Partners Rodeo which supports Special Olympics on Saturday before the Pro Rodeo.
Saturday is also Armed Forces Day at the Rodeo. We will be collecting items to help support Armed Forces serving overseas.
Rodeo Sunday will be Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day. We encourage everyone to wear pink and will be collecting donations to support the fight against breast cancer.
Go to http://www.rowellranchrodeo.com for complete information and tickets!