2017 marks the 97th year of the Rowell Ranch Rodeo! Held the 3rd weekend in May and first hosted by Harry Rowell “The Rodeo King of the West,” the Rowell Ranch Rodeo has provided the community with the opportunity to experience the historical sport of rodeo. In 1921 Harry Rowell, a rancher, businessman and philanthropist, revived the historical sport of rodeo on the athletic fields of the Burbank School in downtown Hayward. In 1925, Harry produced his first rodeo at his Dublin Canyon ranch, the current site of the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park.
Today, the Rowell Ranch Rodeo is operated by a local non-profit organization continuing the traditional community events. The rodeo partners with many local non-profit organizations to help raise funds for a wide range of local charitable causes. The annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink performance will be Sunday, May 21st in Castro Valley, CA.
For more information please visit www.rowellranchrodeo.com.