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Valley Center Stampede Rodeo
Valley Center Stampede Rodeo

Welcome to the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo! As part of the annual Valley Center Western Days, we invite you to enjoy this family-friendly rodeo experience.

Each May, the Valley Center community celebrates its western heritage with a week-long series of events including the Western Days Parade, the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo, an evening musical performance, the election of Valley Center’s “Honorary Mayor,” a carnival, and so much more.

We hope you will take the time to learn more about this celebration, and then come enjoy the fun and meet some new friends. In addition to having a great time, you will be supporting the good work in our community as the rodeo helps support the Valley Center Optimists Club and youth programs like 4H and and Future Farmers of America.

NEWS RELEASES

RICON BAND OF LUISEÑO INDIANS SPONSORS VC RODEO
May 16, 2014

RICON BAND OF LUISEÑO INDIANS SPONSORS VC RODEO

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee would like to sincerely thank the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians for their generous donation of $3,000 to support the 2014 Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. Read More »


JACK POWELL CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE BACK AS RODEO SPONSOR
May 16, 2014

JACK POWELL CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE BACK AS RODEO SPONSOR

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo would like to welcome back Jack Powell Chrysler Jeep Dodge as a valued Gold Sponsor. “We would like to extend our sincere thank you to Jack Powell Chrysler Jeep Dodge for their continued support and sponsorship of this year’s rodeo,” says Joyce Holmes, Chairwoman of the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. Read More »


VC STAMPEDE RODEO GIVES BACK TO VCHS DRAMA STUDENTS
May 6, 2014

VC STAMPEDE RODEO GIVES BACK TO VCHS DRAMA STUDENTS

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo is partnering with the VCHS Drama Club. The club will be able to sell tickets to the rodeo, while retaining 20% of the proceeds to support the drama program. Read More »


NEW “BOOT SCRAMBLE” YOUTH EVENT AT THE VC STAMPEDE RODEO
Apr. 24, 2014

NEW “BOOT SCRAMBLE” YOUTH EVENT AT THE VC STAMPEDE RODEO

In keeping with this year’s focus on youth, the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo invites kids ages 8 to 13 to participate in the newly added Boot Scramble. Read More »
Boot Scramble entry form »


VC STAMPEDE RODEO ANNOUNCES JUNIOR BARREL RACING EVENT
Apr. 21, 2014

VALLEY CENTER STAMPEDE RODEO ANNOUNCES JUNIOR BARREL RACING EVENT

Valley Center Stampede Rodeo is committed to the youth of our community and is offering a few rodeo events tailored to young ones who would like to get their feet wet in the sport of rodeo. Read More »


MUTTON BUSTIN’ RETURNS TO THE VC STAMPEDE RODEO
Apr. 14, 2014

MUTTON BUSTIN’ RETURNS TO THE VC STAMPEDE RODEO

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo will again be offering the popular Mutton Bustin’ event to kids. Mutton Bustin’ allows kids to reenact the rodeo rituals of bull & bronc riding in miniature form. Read More »
Mutton Bustin’ entry form »


VC STAMPEDE RODEO CONTRACTS WITH NATIONAL POLICE RODEO
Apr. 7, 2014

VC STAMPEDE RODEO CONTRACTS WITH NATIONAL POLICE RODEO

The Valley Center Stamped Rodeo has once again contracted with the National Police Rodeo Association (NPRA) for most of the scheduled competitions. “The ongoing association with Valley Center is one that the NPRA has enjoyed for many years and is our premiere performance rodeo,” said Stan Ware, NPRA Arena Director. Read More »


VALLEY VIEW CASINO DONATES $1,500 TO VC STAMPEDE RODEO
Mar. 11, 2014

VALLEY VIEW CASINO DONATES $1,500 TO VC STAMPEDE RODEO

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee would like to thank Valley View Casino for their considerable donation of $1,500 to the 2014 Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. Read More »


VALLEY CENTER WIRELESS DONATES $2,000 TO VC STAMPEDE RODEOFeb. 26, 2014

VC WIRELESS DONATES $2,000 TO VC STAMPEDE RODEO

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee would like to thank Valley Center Wireless for their generous Bronze Sponsor-level donation of $2,000 to the 2014 Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. Read More »


ARMSTRONG FEED & SUPPLY DONATES $3,500 TO VC STAMPEDE RODEOFeb. 26, 2014

ARMSTRONG FEED & SUPPLY DONATES $3,500 TO VC STAMPEDE RODEO

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee would like to thank Armstrong Feed & Supply for their generous Gold Sponsor level donation of $3,500 to the 2014 Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. Read More »


DONATION TO LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETYDec. 9, 2013

Valley Center Stampede Rodeo donates to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

On December 3, 2013 the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo committee, along with their Valley Center Optimist Club partners, presented a $1,000 check to Melissa and Lindsey McCray on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In August 2013, Melissa and Lindsey learned that their beloved mother had Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Melissa says, “My twin sister and I took interest in the fundraising opportunities for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The first event we participated in was extremely successful, largely due to the generous donation from the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee.” Read More »


One of the highlights of Western days each year is the crowning of the Valley Center Rodeo Queen and Junior Queen. The new Valley Center Rodeo Queen is crowned each April and represents the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo each May. To learn more about the pageant and see the current title holders, please visit the Rodeo Queen page.