Bakersfield, California!  Tonight (May 5, 2017) is the first performance of the 32nd Annual Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo at the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield, California.  The second performance is Saturday, May 6th and it is “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” – All guests are encouraged to wear pink to show their support!

Because the Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo offers the largest purses of any other comparably sized rodeo in the state, and due to the outstanding high level of contestants competing in this prestigious rodeo, it is often referred to as “The Biggest Little Rodeo in California”.  For all information about the Stampede Days Rodeo, please visit ( website / Facebook ).

32nd Annual Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo - May 5 & 6, 2017

32nd Annual Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo – May 5 & 6, 2017

Editors Note:  The Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo is part of the PRCA California Circuit.  The PRCA/WPRA California Circuit Finals Rodeo will be held October 13 (first performance) & October 14, 2017 (2nd and 3rd performance, and award ceremonies), at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, California.  The top 12 PRCA CA Circuit Cowboys and Cowgirls, in each event, will rope and ride for the Circuit Championships and Year End Championships at this event.  For more info, please visit website /Facebook (we would love for you to give us a “Like”).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank your 2016 Miss Rodeo Kern County, Alicia Aluisi, for presenting her rodeo’s flag at the 2016 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo, and for her assistance in presenting the Circuit Finals Sponsor Flags.  You represented your rodeo, and the professional sport of rodeo, with grace, poise, and enthusiasm.  To learn more about the Miss Rodeo Kern County Queen Pageant, please visit Facebook.

Miss Rodeo Kern County 2016, Alicia Aluisi (photo by Shawna Nelson)

Miss Rodeo Kern County 2016, Alicia Aluisi (photo by Shawna Nelson)

Veteran PRCA Rodeo Announcer Doc Boene will once again be the voice that guests of the 32nd Annual Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo will hear!  He will keep everyone informed about what is going on during the rodeo with all of our PRCA cowboys and WPRA cowgirls.  Jeff Bunn will be your PRCA Sound Engineer.

The Salt River Rodeo Company ( website / Facebook ) will provide all of the animal athletes for the 32nd Annual Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo.

Nate “Shotgunn” Reed” (PRCA Rodeo Clown, Barrelman, and Entertainer)  will be at each performance.  “Every performance gives me an opportunity to make all new friends & make the audience feel like they are part of the event. If they are 1 years old or 100 years old, I want them all leaving the event having a great time and a smile on their face.”, said Nate ( website / Facebook ).

Nate Reed - photo used with permission

Nate Reed – photo used with permission

Be sure to look for your Miss Rodeo California 2017 – Brittney Phillips.  She will be in attendance at the 32nd Annual Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo!  You can follow Miss Rodeo California at ( website / Facebook ).

Miss Rodeo California 2017, Brittney Phillips (photo by Shawna Nelson)

Miss Rodeo California 2017, Brittney Phillips (photo by Shawna Nelson)

Dale Miller ( website Facebook ) will be your PRCA Rodeo Photographer.  Your Rodeo Secretary will be one of the best – Sherry Sheldon-Gibson ( Facebook ).  She will ensure a smooth running operation. Your PRCA Timers will be Nancy Jane Dorenkamp and Mary Borgen.  Your PRCA Photographer is Dale Miler ( website Facebook ).

Bullfighters Aaron Hargo and Clifford Maxwell will be in the arena to keep our cowboys and animal athletes safe!

Salt River Rodeo Company ( website / Facebook ) will provide all of the animal athletes for the 32nd Annual Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo.

Guests are in for a special treat – the Mane Attraction Drill Team – You can follow them on Facebook.

Good luck to all of the contestants and safe travels to all!!!

See you in October for the 2017 RAM PRCA CA Circuit Finals Rodeo ( website Facebook ) which will be held October 13th (one performance) and October 14th (two performances and awards ceremony), 2017 – in Lancaster, CA ( website/ Facebook ) – at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds ( website Facebook ).  Thank you for your support!  

If you, or your business, are interested in sponsoring the 2017 RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo, please contact Dawn Babers ( [email protected]).

For a list of all rodeos in the PRCA California Circuit, please visit website