Chowchilla Western Stampede draws visitors to city

People from all over the Valley checked out the 57th annual Chowchilla Western Stampede on Friday.
March 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Chowchilla Western Stampede is the closest thing to a running of the bulls that we have in the Valley.

Dozens of steers stampeded through the streets of Chowchilla on Friday for the city's biggest annual event. People lined Robertson Boulevard to watch the annual cattle drive. It's one of the few Western Stampedes left in the country.

For years, the city has shut down the main street as the cattle is driven along the route. This is the 57th year of the stampede, which draws visitors from all over the Valley to Chowchilla.

The event officially kicks off the rodeo at the Madera County Fairgrounds.