If you thought rodeos only take place in sagebrush and cactus country, you’re in for nice surprise. Think California redwoods and coastal Fort Bragg, the setting for the 48th annual Shoreline Riders Rodeo, July 28 and 29. Put on your Wranglers, Stetsons, and Tony Lamas, pack up the kids, and head for a weekend of family fun.
This is the real deal, folks — a CCPRA (California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association) rodeo, with a line up of heart pounding events that include Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, and Bull Riding. Here are the details:
Date: Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29
Time: Main performance begins at 1 pm each day. See below for other activity times.
Place: Shoreline Riders Arena, 30601 Turner Rd, Fort Bragg (map available on Shoreline Riders website: www.shorelineriders.com)
Cost: Advance Tickets are available for purchase at Highway 20 Feed and the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce office. Advance Tickets are $8 each, or admission is $10 at the gate. Children 6 and under are free.
Activities/Other Essential Information:
•Cowboy Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday from 8 – 10 am
•Jackpot Roping at 9 am
•Rodeo Queen or Wrangler will be crowned at the beginning of the performance on Saturday.
•In addition to CCPRA events, local events include Mutton Busting (for the kids), and the Hide Race — a perennial crowd-pleaser.
•A petting zoo for the kids opens at noon.
•The Snack Shack (open 8 am to end of rodeo) will be selling cheeseburgers and hotdogs and the Kids Booth will be selling nachos, ice cream and various candies and drinks. The bar (open at noon) will offer beer generously provided by the North Coast Brewing Company and “Cowboy Lemonade” (aka Margaritas).