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about the rodeo

The beautiful, historic city of Auburn has been hosting a rodeo for 86 years and the tradition continues this year with 2 action packed performances. Fun for the whole family.

The Gold Country Pro Rodeo is co-produced by Cotton Rosser/FlyingU Rodeo Company and EzEvents, Inc. Cotton Rosser has been producing professional rodeos since 1959.

The rodeo is held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, California, in the McCann Stadium. We kick off the Gold Country Pro Rodeo celebration at 6 pm on Wednesday night at Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram with a dummy roping contest, food, and fun, followed by the Official Preparty on Friday night and the Offical Rodeo Party on Saturday. The rodeo runs two days – both Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. You won’t want to miss the pro bull riding, bronc riding, and team roping, to name just a few of the highlights of the rodeo program. So bring your family and friends and have some fun!

Don’t forget to read all the frequently asked questions on the Pro Rodeo Guide page.

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04/25/2018 6:00 pm /

Rodeo Kick Off

Rodeo Kick Off

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm: Official Gold Country Pro Rodeo Kick Off

Location: Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 1901 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603

Hosted by the Bootleggers Old Town Tavern & Grill Auburn and Recology

Dummy Roping Contest, Food, Drinks and more!

04/29/2018 12:00 pm /

Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Tough Enough to Wear Pink! Wear pink and get a ticket to enter a drawing for a new pair of boots from Boot Barn as you come in the rodeo.

Military and First Responder Day! Bring your First Responder or Military ID and get in the rodeo FREE. Sunday Only. Sponsored by Crime Victims United.

 

04/28/2018 8:00 pm /

Official Rodeo Party

Rodeo Street Party

Cowgirls and Cowboys come and dance the night away at the Official After Party of the Gold Country Pro Rodeo

Date and Time: April 28th, 2018 at 7 pm

Pistol Pete’s Brew & Cue
140 Harrison Ave, Auburn, CA 95603
Party starts at 7 pm
$10 Cover charge

Featuring: Cripple Creek Band

Ashley Barron

 

04/28/2018 / - 04/29/2018

Flying U Cowboys

Flying U Cowboys

04/28/2018 / - 04/29/2018

Mutton Busting

Mutton Busting

For a child to be eligible to enter, the child must be no less than 4 years of age, no more than 7 years of age and may not weight more than 60 pounds as of April 29, 2018.

Mammas if you don’t want your babies to grow up to be cowboys, you best keep them away from the mutton busting. Sure, it looks innocent enough, but does anybody really know how many cowboys got their first real taste of rodeo riding from sheep?

Thirty young cowboy and cowgirls wanna be’s will get their chance in the arena as they mount their trusty sheep an head for the thrill of their young lives. A championship buckle will be awarded to the child that rides the longest.

This is a limited entry event. Go here to register your youngin’.

04/28/2018 / - 04/29/2018

Boby Kerr

Boby Kerr

Bobby Kerr and his unique team of American Mustangs have inspired audiences around the nation with their incredible display of courage and trust. Witness relationships that have formed between Bobby Kerr and his wild Mustangs which once roamed the desert landscape, and be inspired by the partnerships that were once thought impossible.

Bobby Kerr gains standing applause from audiences from all over the nation at various events from the Fort Worth Stock Show in Texas to Road to the Horse in Tennessee. Bobby Kerr presents his American Mustangs to an audience of over 100,000 annually.

Bobby Kerr is an avid competitor at various Mustang Makeover competitions and is continually striving to expand his team of American Mustangs, while inspiring fans and preserving American history.

Bobby has a career rich in western heritage that spans over 40 years. He has trained and shown in Cutting, Reining, Roping and Working Cow Horse. Career highlights include:

Founder of Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, Texas
1985 AQHA Senior Cutting Honor Roll Champion
1993 Futurity Limited Open Finalist
2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover Finalist–with 2 horses
2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover Fan Favorite
2012 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover Champion
2012 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover Fan Favorite
2013 IPRA National Finals Rodeo Showcase Champion
See Bobby and much more April 28th & 29th at the Gold Country Pro Rodeo! 

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