By Chris Murphy

Eee Haw. This is the season to celebrate our cowboys and cowgirls in Oakdale.
This is one of the longest running rodeos on the west coast live from the Cowboy Capitol of Oakdale. This is one of the most famous rodeos that even attracted the attention of the $6,000,000 man Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett Majors back in the 70s. You never know who you may see. TV stars or not, Rodeo superstars will be all over this event to compete in the PRCA events. The civic festivities start early the week of April 4 and get crazier as it leads up to the weekend finals. One of the highlights of the whole week is Rodeo parade Saturday morning. Key rendezvous points are the H-B Bar where they make an amazing ViewCrew tested Bloody Mary. The weekend events at the rodeo grounds are great for the whole family as there is a lot of food, fun, thrills and spills. Plus you want walk through a lot of the corrals there and see some of the most amazing animals and check out the Cowboy and Cowgirl actions. There year there will be a special tribute to Betty Grohl, (pictured here) at the Cowgirl Luncheon.

So saddle up, get your spurs on and head to Oakdale for the rodeo Good times.

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April 4 – Local Team Roping – 7 pm – Rodeo Grounds
April 5 – Cowgirl Luncheon – 11:30 – Sold Out @thecowboymuseum
April 6 – Oakdale Rodeo Queen Crowning – 6 pm – Cowboy Museum
April 7 – Time Event Slack – Rodeo Grounds 8 am
April 7 – Barrel Racing Slack – Rodeo Grounds 1 pm
April 8 – Oakdale Rodeo Parade – Downtown Oakdale – 9 am
April 8 – Timed Event Slack – Rodeo Grouds – 8 am
April 8 – PRCA 1st Rodeo Performance – Rodeo Grounds 1:30 pm
April 8 – Oakdale Rodeo Dance – Rodeo Clubhouse – 7 pm
April 9 – Rodeo Church – Rodeo Clubhouse – 10 am
April 14 – PRCA2nd Rodeo Performance & Finals Rodeo Grounds – 1:30 pm

About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.