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.
DONATION TO LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETYDec. 9, 2013
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.