Penn Valley Rodeo Newsflash – New, improved Dates: August 21& 22, 2020!
The Penn Valley Rodeo is usually held the third week in May, however with the COVID19 shelter in place order in full swing, the Penn Valley Community Rodeo Board has made the decision to reschedule the rodeo to a safe date in order to provide our community with a fun event to look forward to after months of staying home.
This year’s event will again feature the high action, top-notch livestock of Four Star Rodeo Company and the tough competitors of the California Cowboy Professional Rodeo Association along with Pro Rodeo Announcer Don Jesser, Rodeo Queens, Mutton Busting, Calf Scramble and more. As always local non-profit organizations will benefit from this event and there will be fun for all with a delicious Bar B Que, ice-cold drinks, vendors, a kids zone and of course a rodeo dance each night with the James Slack Band.
Tickets will be available soon at www.pvrodeo.com as well as in various locations.
Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association
The Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association is a non profit corporation, founded in 2005 to promote the sport of rodeo in Penn Valley, and to preserve the western lifestyle. The PVCRA benefits local schools and service clubs. PVCRA awards two scholarships each year to students in Agriculture.
California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association
The leading rodeo organization in the State, the California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association is a non profit organization founded in 1966. It sanctions rodeos throughout California, and co sanctions rodeos in Nevada, Washington and Oregon. Cardholders come from all walks of life and compete for more than $500,000 in prize money.
For the past twenty years, Don has been a top rodeo announcer. He got his start in rodeo at age 10, riding in youth rodeos. He went on ride bareback and saddle broncs, and team rope in the RCA/PRCA.
Don understands the sport of rodeo. He keeps the fans engaged and entertained with his knowledge and good humor. He returns to announce the Penn Valley Rodeo each year by popular demand.
Four Star Rodeo
Four Star Rodeo Company has been providing award-
Four Star Rodeo Company, and their experienced personnel, create top notch productions featuring quality family entertainment and some of the best bulls and bucking horses in the business.
Barrel Man, Rodeo Clown
Dancing Following Rodeo Both Nights ’til 11:00pm
We are proud to enable the fundraising efforts of non-profit groups in our area including:
The Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce – Community Partner
The Penn Valley Rodeo Benefits all Penn Valley Businesses by bringing tourists to our town. The Penn Valley Chamber hosts the Rodeo Parade and generates sales of it’s items at a booth at the rodeo.
Ready Springs School – Snack Shack
Ready Springs School runs the Snack Shack and makes much needed money for additional programs at the school.
Kare Crisis Nursery – Pie Booth
Kare Crisis Nursery Sells a variety of fresh pies by the slice and ala mode proceeds support the sheltering of young children who need a break from stressful situations.
Nevada Union Sports Boosters – Tickets and Hamburger/Hotdog Meals
NU Sports Boosters will be paid to man the ticket booths this year and will also be running the Hamburger/Hotdog booth – this organization helps keep the athletic program at Nevada Union going when other funding runs short. Athletics is a vital benefit to our youth, helping students achieve fitness goals, gain confidence and even helps them get much needed scholarship dollars.
Penn Valley Little League – Parking
The Penn Valley Little League will be back this year collecting money for parking as a fundraiser to support this fun and important sports association for Penn Valley Youth.
Operation Packing Co. – Cookhouse
Members of Operation Packing Company (sends surprise packages to our military overseas) will be working in the cookhouse to earn money for this charity and will also have a booth where the public can purchase t-shirts and other items as well as sponsor packages for our brave military members who are risking life and limb away from their loved ones over seas in the Military.
Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association Scholarship Fund
Each Year the Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association awards scholarships to tw deserving high school students who are interested in Ag endeavors.
Penn Valley Community Rodeo Support at the Junior Livestock Auction
Each year at the Nevada County Fair our Association places bump ups and add ons for students who are selling projects at the Junior Livestock auction.
Paramedic Scholarship program
New this year – the Penn Valley Rodeo Association Board of Directors has decided to participate annually in the development and funding of a Paramedic Scholarship program to benefit The Penn Valley Fire District in its retention of Paramedic Staff.