Rodeo stampeding into San Clemente area

August 18, 2013 by  

Dozens of professional cowboys are gearing up to make their way into the San Clemente area for a weekend of competition.

In just a week’s time, the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo will be returning to the city of San Juan Capistrano. The organizers of the festivities may have consulted with a professional print company to order banners and flyers in preparation for this event.

The rodeo is one of the largest in California and has been a tradition in Orange County since 2001. This year, participants will compete in bull riding, tie-down roping, team roping, bareback riding, and steer wrestling. Some of the cowboys will be vying for spots in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Families with children are encouraged to attend as, in addition to the rodeo contests, the festival will offer plenty of entertainment and activities for all ages. Visitors will enjoy live music, games, and dancing. More than 50 vendors will be on the grounds to sell food, drinks, and souvenirs.

Proceeds from the event will go toward local charities and causes, including the Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, the children’s wing at Mission Hospital, and the Camino Health Center.

The rodeo is scheduled to take place next weekend, with the gates opening at 2:00pm on the Saturday and at 11:30 am on the Sunday. Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band will be giving a concert on the Saturday evening.

The rodeo grounds are located at 30753 La Pata Road. Ticket prices will run from $10 to $25.