Welcome to the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo and Festival, brought to you by the Valley Center Optimist Club. We invite you to come enjoy our family-friendly rodeo and festival this Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29, 2016).
Each May, the town of Valley Center, CA celebrates its western heritage with a week-long series of events including: An Old Timers’ Show; Parade; Stampede Rodeo & Festival; Little Cowgirl & Cowboy Competition, the election of Valley Center’s “Honorary Mayor,” and so much more!
In addition to having a great time, you will be supporting the efforts of the Valley Center Optimist Club which is committed to helping local youth programs. Some of the youth programs that have received support from the Valley Center Optimists over the years are: 4-H, Future Farmers of America, Boy Scouts, VCHS Drama Club, VCP Music Boosters, an annual Christmas Giving Tree that provides gifts to over 100 less fortunate children, youth athletic programs and so many more.
We are all volunteers who dedicate our time and resources to support our cowboy heritage and the youth of our community.
We hope you will take the time to learn more about our rodeo & festival and come enjoy the fun. It’s a great place to meet new friends or catch up with some old friends.
See you at the 2016 Stampede Rodeo & Festival!
Valley Center Wireless Donates $1,000 to 2016 Stampede Rodeo February 2, 2016
Valley Center Wireless is one of the longest standing sponsors of the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. This marks the ninth year that the local internet service provider has generously offered the much-needed financial support necessary to put on a local non-profit rodeo. The Rodeo Committee would like to publicly thank them for their Bucking Chute Sponsorship of $1,000. Read More »
Valley View Casino & Hotel Sponsors the 2015 Valley Center Stampede Rodeo May 29, 2015
The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee would like to thank Valley View Casino & Hotel for their generous donation of $2,500 to this year’s Stampede Rodeo. Additionally, the committee greatly appreciates the pallet of water provided by Valley View Casino & Hotel for rodeo volunteers and contestants. Read More »
The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians Donates $10,000 to the Stampede Rodeo May 21, 2015
As a result of an incredibly generous donation by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo created a new sponsorship level for this year’s rodeo. The tribe issued a much needed and appreciated check in the amount of $10,000 to cover the operational costs associated with converting an empty hay field to a fully-functional rodeo ground. Read More »
John Yeager/Summit Mortgage are Bucking Chute Sponsors! May 1, 2015
John Yeager, Valley Center’s “Mortgage Daddy” and branch manager for Summit Mortgage continues his support for the Western Days Rodeo with a Bucking Chute Sponsorship. John is shown here with Valley Center Rodeo Young Miss 2014 Lacey Bainbridge, John “Call me Duke” Wayne, and Joyce Holmes, Chair of the Valley Center Rodeo.
One of the highlights each year is the crowning of the Valley Center Rodeo Queen, Junior Queen, Young Miss & Little Miss. 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 site.