The Redding Rodeo brings a western vibe to the Northern California town. Gearing up for its 75-year anniversary–May 17-19–the popular event will include time-honored traditions while paying homage to the rodeo and its storied history.  

This year’s celebration is action packed kicking off with bull riders and barrels culminating in the largest pancake breakfast in the nation hosted by the Asphalt Cowboys, which started in 1954 as part of the Rodeo Week activities. The first pancake breakfast fed roughly 700 people, and by the end of the decade, it had grown to more than 1,000 participants. Today, the Asphalt Cowboys host the largest outdoor community breakfast in the United States serving more than 10,000 people – rain or shine. 

For the 75th anniversary, the Rodeo Association is introducing the Redding Rodeo Hall of Fame with inductions taking place on May 16th. Saturday May 20 also marks the 35th anniversary of Lane Frost and his ride atop Red Rock – a bull who had been unrideable for some 307 attempts. After coming out of retirement, Red Rock was finally ridden by Frost in his historic 8-second ride –which was made into a movie in 1994 starring Luke Perry as Frost.  

Other Rodeo Week activities include… 

  • Redding Rodeo Thursday Family Night welcomes kids at a discounted price. 
  • Chicks N Chaps 2023: Chicks n Chaps raises money for residents and families impacted by breast cancer while promoting the sport of rodeo and the western lifestyle. 
  • Redding Rodeo Saturday Armed Forces Night honors those who have served our country. Discounted military tickets will also be available for Rodeo Week events.