Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Festival

Welcome to the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo and Festival, brought to you by the Valley Center Optimist Club. We invite you to come enjoy our family-friendly rodeo and festival this Memorial Day weekend (May 26-27, 2017).

Each May, the town of Valley Center, CA celebrates its western heritage with a week-long series of events including: An Old Timers’ Show; Parade; Stampede Rodeo & Festival; Little Cowgirl & Cowboy Competition, the election of Valley Center’s “Honorary Mayor,” and so much more!

Valley Center Days

In addition to having a great time, you will be supporting the efforts of the Valley Center Optimist Club which is committed to helping local youth programs. Some of the youth programs that have received support from the Valley Center Optimists over the years are: 4-H, Future Farmers of America, Boy Scouts, VCHS Drama Club, VCP Music Boosters, an annual Christmas Giving Tree that provides gifts to over 100 less fortunate children, youth athletic programs and so many more.

We are all volunteers who dedicate our time and resources to support our cowboy heritage and the youth of our community.

We hope you will take the time to learn more about our rodeo & festival and come enjoy the fun. It’s a great place to meet new friends or catch up with some old friends.

See you at the 2017 Stampede Rodeo & Festival!

2017 Stampede Rodeo & Festival

Valley Center Stampede & Festival
May 26-27, 2017

To view and purchase pictures from the 2016 Stampede Rodeo, please visit the site of our official photographer

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Rodeo Queen

One of the highlights each year is the crowning of the Valley Center Rodeo Queen, Junior Queen, Young Miss & Little Miss. The new Valley Center Rodeo Queen is crowned each April and represents the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo each May. To learn more about the pageant and see the current title holders, please visit the Rodeo Queen site.