about the rodeo

The beautiful, historic city of Auburn has been hosting a rodeo for 88 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, FREE food, and fun, followed by the Official Pre-Party on Friday night and the Official 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.


04/24/2019 3/9/19 6:00 pm /

Rodeo Kick Off

Rodeo Kick Off

Come one, Come all! Register your youngin’s and come on down the Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for an evening of FUN! Dummy roping contests featuring great prizes, free hot dogs, rodeo trivia, music and more!

Click Here to Sign Your Kids Up Today!

Download the Dummy Roping Rules

Food Courtesy of Gator Boys Catering

Bar hosted by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce

Event sponsored by Recology

04/26/2019 3/9/19 8:00 pm /

Official Rodeo Pre-Party

Official Rodeo Pre-Party

When: Friday, April 26th

Event runs 5:00 – 10:00 pm. Band starts at 6 pm.

Where: Gold Country Fairgrounds

Who’s invited: All ages! Grab your family and friends and come on down to the Gold Country Fairgrounds for a night of fun! Kids welcome.

FREE admission. FREE parking. FREE Ag Adventure (animals) for the kids.

Featuring country artist Madison Hudson

BBQ grub, other food and alcohol available for purchase.

What to bring: Blankets, Low Profile Chairs.

What NOT to bring: Ice chests or outside food or drink

Hosted by the Gold Country Fair Heritage Foundation


04/27/2019 3/9/19 7:00 pm /

Official Rodeo After Party

Official Rodeo After Party

Cowgirls and Cowboys come and dance the night away at the Official Rodeo After Party featuring Buck Ford.

When: Saturday, April 27th. Opener starts at 7 pm. Buck and band go on at 9 pm.

Cost: $10 cover

Where: Pistol Pete’s Brew and Cue

140 Harrison Ave, Auburn, CA 95603

Buy Your Tickets Today!

04/27/2019 / - 04/28/2019

FlyingU Cowboys

FlyingU Cowboys

04/27/2019 / - 04/28/2019

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 55 pounds as of April 27, 2019.

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’.

04/27/2019 / - 04/28/2019

Manu Lataste the Flying Bull Jumper

Manu Lataste the Flying Bull Jumper

Info Coming Soon…







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