95th Livermore Rodeo Is This Weekend!

Livermore RodeoIf you’re new to the Livermore, CA area, as your Livermore real estate agent, allow me to introduce you to one of our favorite annual events: the World’s Fastest Livermore Rodeo!

This annual tradition began back in 1918, while World War I was still raging. Livermore had to come up with $1,200 for the Red Cross, so John McGlinchey, president of the Livermore Stockmen’s Protective Association, proposed a rodeo be held to raise the funds. It was such a hit, and was reported about nationwide, that the special event became an annual hit.

This is the rodeo’s 95th appearance in Livermore! Festivities kicked off Wednesday, but the official rodeo takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. Gates open at 11 a.m. and Grand Entry begins at 3 p.m.

As always, the rodeo includes Saddle Bronc and Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Wild Cow Milking, and the ultimate show, Bull Riding!

Other activities to be aware of:

  • On Saturday, check out the Cowboy Experience at 12:30 p.m. This is especially great for newbies to the rodeo. It allows you to visit each station in the arena and learn the in’s and out’s of how a rodeo operates. You’ll also get to see the animals and ask the pros questions.
  • Each year, a rodeo queen is announced. The contest took place March 23 this year, and Alyssa Perry was announced 2013 Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen! You can learn more about her here and you can see her at the rodeo live.
  • The 17th Annual Lil’ Pardners Rodeo will take place on Sunday, with check-in at 10 a.m. and the rodeo at 11 a.m. This rodeo is for 40 local, mentally or physically challenged children between the ages of five and 15. The event includes lunch and simulated rodeo activities, as the kids partner up with real cowboys and cowgirls. The general public is welcome to watch!

Interested in checking out this year’s rodeo? General admission tickets cost $12, with specific seats ranging from $13 to $20. You can purchase tickets over the phone by calling 925-455-1550 or by visiting the ticket booth inside Baughman’s on First Street in downtown Livermore.

Enjoy your weekend, and as always, when you’re ready to buy your Livermore Valley home or sell your Livermore Valley home, contact me, your Livermore real estate agent! I’m here for you!

John Kurtzer
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