Submitted by: Stonyford Rodeo
Better get your tickets! The Stonyford Rodeo is gaining on you. The 73rd consecutive outing of this great rodeo is coming off on April 30 and May 1, 2016, at the Brother Moore arena, in Stonyford. Tickets are online at www.stonycreekhorsemen.org and any of the retail outlets listed on the web page. To quote Ed Sullivan (for those old enough to remember him) this rodeo is shaping up to be “A gigantic shew.”
The rodeo campgrounds and arena will be looking good, the rodeo stock will be from Growney Bros., our announcer will be Don Jesser, and our barrel man and the clown will be Wolfey Selvester; he will also provide the specialty act. Don Jesser will be making his 21st year as announcer and Wolfey will appear again, after a rousing success last year. He will be showing Stonyford his Specialty Act for the first time. Based on his clowning abilities, fans should be in for a treat.
Rodeo weekend in Stonyford is a fun-packed time. The action begins on Friday, April 29, 2016, at three p.m. with the crowning of this year’s rodeo queen, to be followed by barrel racing. On Saturday, the day starts with breakfast at the Stonyford Fire Hall, from 7 to 10 a.m. Breakfast is followed by a charming small-town parade at 10 a.m that lasts for about an hour. You then have time for lunch and drinks at the Timberline Bar and Grill and shopping at the Stonyford Store and vendor booths. The rodeo starts at 1 p.m.
The weekend continues Sunday with breakfast, again at the Stonyford Fire Hall, from 7 to 10 a.m. Afterwards, you may attend worship at either of our two Protestant churches: The Stonyford Community Church, at 10:15 a.m. or the Indian Valley Assembly of God Church, at 11 a.m. The rodeo begins at Noon.
For overnight accommodations, it’s “Bring Your Own.” The nearest motels are forty miles distant, in either Willows, Williams or Colusa. That said, the camping in Stonyford is magnificent—the area is surrounded by high, often snow-covered peaks and is usually green. There is a large campground behind the arena, and there are waterfront campgrounds at the Stonyford and Lodoga ends of the East Park Reservoir. The Stonyford end is about 2 miles away, and the Lodoga end, about 8 miles. These are all fee-based campgrounds. Information for those at East Park Reservoir can be found at www.countyofcolusa.org, “Parks & Recreation,” and for the rodeo campground, at www.stonycreekhorsemen.org, “Camping.”
Come on out—you’ll have fun!