Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Festival

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!

Valley Center Days

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!

Rodeo News!

Platinum SponsorRodeo gets another big boost from Rincon March 23, 2016

Rodeo gets another big boost from Rincon

It is daunting to raise $95,000 annually to put on a rodeo which provides entertainment to thousands and helps fund youth groups in a variety of ways. The biggest reason the event is achievable is because the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians has donated $10,000 for the third year in a row. Read More »

Jack Powell Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Keeps Truckin’ for the Stampede Rodeo May 14, 2016

Jack Powell Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Keeps Truckin’ for the Stampede Rodeo

Jack Powell Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM will once again be the Official Truck of the 2016 Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. “America’s longest-lasting pickup” is used for several rodeo duties; however, it is best known for hauling out the barrels for the Barrel Racing events and acting as the Rodeo Queen’s chariot as they throw t-shirts to the crowd. Read More »

Rodeo Announcer Shane Burris to Cowboy Up at This Year’s Stampede Rodeo May 14, 2016

Rodeo Announcer Shane Burris to Cowboy Up at This Year’s Stampede Rodeo

The Valley Center Rodeo Committee is kickin’ up the dust with Rodeo Announcer Shane Burris taking to the mic on horseback at this year’s rodeo. On May 27 & 28, the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo will rise from the dust (literally) next to the festival grounds at the Community Center. Shane Burris will play a pivotal role in keeping the rodeo moving smoothly, interacting with the crowd, and even participating by herding the livestock. Read More »

Cosmic Solar “Chutes” for the Sun May 11, 2016

Cosmic Solar “Chutes” for the Sun

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo welcomes Cosmic Solar to their bucking chute line up. Cosmic Solar is an active member of the community and was voted Small Business of the Year in 2010. Their banner will be proudly displayed on a rodeo bucking chute and their award-winning float present in this year’s Valley Center Days Parade. This will be Cosmic Solar’s sixth year supporting and participating in Valley Center’s largest community event. Read More »

Valley View Casino & Hotel Sponsors the 2016 Stampede Rodeo May 4, 2016

Pauley Equipment Provides Exceptional “Service”

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee would like to thank Valley View Casino & Hotel for their generous Brass Spur Sponsorship of this year’s Stampede Rodeo, as well as their donation of a pallet of water for the cowboys and cowgirls. “Valley View Casino & Hotel is a long-time sponsor of the Stampede Rodeo and we are deeply grateful for their support,” stated Rodeo Chairwoman Joyce Holmes. Read More »

Toolshed Equipment Rental Goes for the Gold April 25, 2016

Pauley Equipment Provides Exceptional “Service”

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo is thrilled to announce that Toolshed Equipment Rental has pledged their support to the 2016 Stampede Rodeo as a Gold Spur Sponsor. Toolshed has been a long time sponsor of the Stampede Rodeo and each year provides valuable and necessary equipment, including light towers, fork lifts and generators. Read More »

Pauley Equipment Provides Exceptional “Service” April 20, 2016

Pauley Equipment Provides Exceptional “Service”

Pauley Equipment values “service to the community.” For six years, Pauley Equipment has been a Gold Sponsor of the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. Each year they donate over $3,500 in equipment rentals, including a tractor, a water truck, petty bone/fork lift, and light towers. Read More »

Armstrong Feed Gives Back with $3,500 Donation to 2016 Stampede Rodeo April 12, 2016

Armstrong Feed Gives Back with $3,500 Donation to 2016 Stampede Rodeo

For many years, Armstrong Feed & Supply has played a vital role in the success of the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. This year is no exception. Their recent donation of $3,500 makes them a Gold Spur sponsor of the 2016 rodeo which will be held over Memorial Day weekend. Read More »

Summit Mortgage Joins the Lineup of 2016 Stampede Rodeo Sponsors February 17, 2016

Summit Mortgage Joins the Lineup of 2016 Stampede Rodeo Sponsors

John Yeager of Summit Mortgage has joined the growing list of sponsors for the 2016 Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Festival over Memorial Day weekend. Summit Mortgage will be the official sponsor of not one, but two, rodeo events this year. John is well known in Valley Center for his generous donations to community events and causes. The Rodeo Committee would like to publicly thank John and Summit Mortgage for their financial support as they need to raise $95,000 to put on this year's rodeo. Read More »

Valley Center Wireless Donates $1,000 to 2016 Stampede Rodeo February 2, 2016

Valley Center Wireless Donates $1,000 to 2016 Stampede Rodeo

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 »

2016 Stampede Rodeo & Festival

Valley Center Stampede & Festival
RODEO
May 27-30, 2016

Tickets available at Armstrong Feed & Supply and Joe’s Country Feed, and at the gate on event days.

Support Our Sponsors

Rodeo Queen

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.