Woodlake Lions Rodeo

WOODLAKE, Calif.

Produced by legendary Flying U Rodeo Company, events include bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf and team roping, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. Back by popular demand is the world famous Suicide Race. Open to all cowboys and cowgirls who think they have what it takes to run the treacherous mountain course.

Plus enjoy the famous Woodlake Lions deep pit BBQ and traditional rodeo dance at 6:30 on Saturday with music by Chaparral. This year's rodeo features the crazy antics of rodeo clown Troy Lerwill, The WILD CHILD and the amazing presentation of the American Flag by professional skydiver Kent Lane.

The rodeo festivities will kick off with the Grand Marshal, Steve Guerrero, leading the Western Week parade on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The parade will also include the newly-crowned 2011 Rodeo Queen and her court. Rodeo Gates open at 11am with the rodeo starting at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday May 7, Woodlake Lions will be honoring all military & reserve personnel as we celebrate Military Appreciation Day. A valid military ID is required.

Sunday is celebrating mom and breast cancer awareness with the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign, by Wrangler. This year, the rodeo will be making a $1,000 donation to Sequoia Regional Cancer Care. Rodeo gates open at 11am followed by rodeo action at 1:30p.

Advanced discount tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children and can be purchased at www.woodlakelionsrodeo.com The Woodlake Lions Rodeo is a 58-year tradition in the San Joaquin Valley and is one of the last community rodeos to actually be held on a working ranch. The rodeo provides much needed funding to support numerous local charitable organizations. Each year, more than 8,000 people from throughout California enjoy the Woodlake Lions Rodeo and its community events.

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