about the rodeo

The beautiful, historic city of Auburn has been hosting a rodeo for more than 90 years and we are thrilled to continue this tradition and add another performance, growing the rodeo to three days! This year will feature a night time rodeo on Friday, and regular performances on Saturday and Sunday.

The Gold Country Pro Rodeo is proudly produced by The Rosser family of Flying U Rodeo Company. 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 Wednesday night with a dummy roping contest, free hot dogs, and more. The Official Rodeo Parties featuring live entertainment start Friday night after the rodeo.

The rodeo is fun for all ages and is held rain or shine! You don’t want to miss the thrilling excitement of professional bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing, the Flying U Flying Cowboys and much more! So bring your family and friends and have some fun!

Don’t forget to read the Rodeo Guide for FAQ’s, schedules and more.

We look forward to seeing you at the rodeo!

The Gold Country Pro Rodeo Committee


04/25/2024 /

Official Rodeo Kickoff

Rodeo Kick Off

The Official Rodeo Kick Off will be held at Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM on Wednesday, April 26,2023 from 6-8pm. $25 entry fees are waived- Sponsored by Borden Signature Properties Sign up your youngins for the dummy roping competition, bring your family and come on down to enjoy free food, fun, music and more.

04/26/2024 / - 04/28/2024

Mutton Busting

Mutton Busting

Mutton busting (the tradition of riding a sheep) is open to all children between the ages of 4 and 7 years, weighing 55 pounds or less. Each entry includes one child admission ticket and the ride. (ADULT TICKET NOT INCLUDED. YOU MUST PURCHASE AN ADULT TICKET SEPARATELY) This event is not a contest and there is not a “winner” All entries receive a rodeo goodie bag. Please bring a helmet with you and a copy of proof of health insurance. All entries must complete the hold harmless agreement onsite and be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian. We reserve the right to refuse entry for any reason.

Enter Your Child in Mutton Busting here:

Get Your Tickets Now!

04/26/2024 / - 04/28/2024

World Class Entertainment

World Class Trick Rider

Magic in Motion Equine Productions features a world class selection of equine stunt performers led by Madison MacDonald-Thomas. At 29 years of age, Madison is one of the World’s Top Equestrian Athletes in her arena and holds 24 years of professional experience performing across North America from Canada, United States and Mexico entertaining 100,000s of fans yearly.

04/26/2024 / - 04/28/2024

FlyingU Cowboys

FlyingU Cowboys

Back by popular demand!

3 action packed performances -Friday, Saturday and Sunday by the FlyingU Flying Cowboys

04/28/2024 /

Battle of The High Schools

Battle of The High Schools

Grab your family and come on down on Saturday April 29, 2023 to watch the Battle of the High Schools Pony Hop Competition- Placer High School holds the trophy. Who’s going to win this year???

Come out out and cheer for your favorite team:

Placer High School- Coach Joey Montoya

Casa Robles High School- Coach Horner

Bella Vista – Coach Sanders

04/27/2024 /

Saturday Night Cowboy Bash

Saturday Night Cowboy Bash

Come on out and welcome the cowboys and cowgirls from the rodeo to Auburn at the Official Cowboy Bash! Grab a friend, put your dancin’ boots on head over to Pistol Pete’s for a night of boot stomping country music featuring live music from the local favorite, North Forty. The official Saturday Night Cowboy Bash is on April 29, 2023 at Pistol Pete’s Brew and Cue, 140 Harrison Avenue, in Auburn. Cowboy Bash is 7 pm to close and features the live band and local favorite North Forty! $15 cover.


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