Grab your cowboy hat and boots, and come into Truckee for one of the biggest events of the year. The Truckee Championship Rodeo draws spectators and participants from all over the Western United States. Throughout the weekend, watch Pro Rodeo, attend the Queen Pageant, and enjoy arts, music, and culture.
From Cowboy Poetry to a Kid's Day, there's sure to be something for everyone in the family. Sample some of the best flavors in the region by strolling the long lines of vendors, including some of the best BBQ you've ever tasted. Satisfy any craving, whether you're in the mood for a sno-cone, kettle corn, pretzels, tacos, or sushi. Compete in the golf tournament, or get revved up for the Jackpot Barrel Race. The event will take place August 22-23, 2015 at the McIver Arena, just a short drive away from Donner Lake Village.
Tickets are available now, with special pre-sale savings, at http://www.truckeerodeo.org/Information.html. Or, you can snag your general admission at the gate. Gain access to all the traditional rodeo events, plus festive "boot races" for the kids and specialty acts for exciting entertainment.
Each rodeo performance will feature Mutton Bustin' – an activity for little ones between the ages of four and eight. There's limited space, so learn more about registering on the event website. If you're unfamiliar with this tradition, the youngsters are mounted atop sheep and released for the wild ride of their lives. A fun and friendly competition, each contestant will receive a commemorative t-shirt and two rodeo admission tickets. The winner will receive a prize – plus big-time bragging rights. We look forward to welcoming you at our scenic, comfort-inspired hotel near the heart of Truckee on the shores of Donner Lake.