Events other than the rodeo:
We have vendor alley featuring: western attire, toys, western art, food booths, and beverage booths.
We have a mechanical bull and a petting zoo.
Saturday: Cowboy Experience at 12:30 pm
Sunday: Lil’ Pardners Rodeo at 12:00 pm
- Celebrating 101 years The success of the first rodeo led to the formation of the Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association in April 1919. The association selected 15 acres of the Callaghan vineyard on Lizzie Street (now Livermore Avenue) and sold stock or script for $25 a share to purchase the land. Many local people, including ranchers and business, bought shares; some redeemed later but many have kept them to this day. Construction of the center section of the grandstand and some bleachers, which together held 2,400 seats, were completed for the second rodeo, which was held on July 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1919, an was described by the Livermore Herald as "the most successful rodeo ever held in the west." In early years, the show was always held on the 4th of July plus the weekend immediately following or preceding the 4th - hence the show ran from two to five days. For the first few years, there was no Public Address System, so the announcing was done on horseback with a megaphone. Those with the best vocal chords were "Foghorn" Murphy and later Ike Latimer followed by Abe Lofton. From 1930-1965 with a P. A. System and sometimes on horseback, came Livermore's own Bud Bentley. Professional announcers were hired from then to now.
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- Schedule: Day 1 - June 7, 2019 PRCA Xtreme Bulls $25.00 Admission Gates Open @ 5pm First Bull Ride @ 7 pm! Day 2 - June 8, 2019 TETWP - Wear PINK Rodeo Parade in Downtown Livermore 10 AM 101st Annual Livermore Rodeo (3:00 pm) $20.00-$30.00 Admission Gates Open @ 11am Grand Entry @ 3pm Day 3 - June 9, 2019 Patriot Day - Wear Red, White or Blue Lil' Pardners Rodeo (11:00 am) 101st Annual Livermore Rodeo (3:00 pm) $20.00-$30.00 Admission Gates Open @ 11am Grand Entry @ 3pm
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