By April 3, 2019 Read More →


By Chris Murphy
This is one of the longest running and most popular rodeos on the west coast. The Oakdale Rodeo is so legit and famous, it was even visited by Farrah Fawcett duding the 80s! Live from the Cowboy Capitol of Oakdale, the festivities start early the week of April 9 and get crazier as it leads up to the weekend finals on the 13th and 14th. 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. Make sure you say he to Rodeo Clown Dominic Giorgi! Good times.
Get tix and more information:

April 9 – Local Team Roping – 7 pm – Rodeo Grounds
April 10 – Cowgirl Luncheon – 11:30 – Sold Out
April 11 – Oakdale Rodeo Queen Crowning – 6 pm – Cowboy Museum
April 12 – Time Event Slack – Rodeo Grounds 8 am
April 12 – Barrel Racing Slack – Rodeo Grounds 1 pm
April 13 – Oakdale Rodeo Parade – Downtown Oakdale – 9 am
April 13 – Timed Event Slack – Rodeo Grouds – 8 am
April 13 – PRCA 1st Rodeo Performance – Rodeo Grounds 1 pm
April 13 – Oakdale Rodeo Dance – Rodeo Clubhouse – 7 pm
April 14 – Rodeo Church – Rodeo Clubhouse – 10 am
April 14 – PRCA 2nd Rodeo Performance & Finals Rodeo Grounds – 1 pm

Photos: Micheal J Mangano, Oakdale Saddle Club



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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.