2019 Grand National Rodeo
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The Cow Palace is bringing back the Wild West to the Bay Area with the annual Grand National Rodeo, Livestock Exposition and Horse Show. Now in its 72nd year, the Grand National Rodeo will celebrate the time-honored tradition of America's West by presenting the best of the best in the competitive sport of rodeo.
The two-weekend event is presented by the Cow Palace and produced by Cotton Rosser and the Flying U Rodeo Co., which has produced the event for the past 50 years. The Grand National Rodeo features traditional rodeo events including bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, bull riding and barrel racing.
During the livestock exposition, real farm equipment and animals are on site with interactive displays to learn about how food is grown. Exhibitors will show cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and rabbits, along with photography and fine art.
Hightlights for Saturday, October 12:
8 am: CJLA Beef Showmanship – Bay D
Followed by Junior Classic Steer Show
Followed by Market Heifer Show
Junior Classic Sheep Showmanship – Bay A
Followed by Classic Sheep Show
8 am - 3:30 pm: San Mateo Fair 4-H Horse Show – Main Arena
9am: Junior Classic Swine Showmanship – Bay C
Followed by Junior Classic Swine Show
CJLA Goat Showmanship-Bay – Bay B
Followed by Wether Dam Doe Show
Followed by Classic Goat Show
11am: Dairy Cattle Showmanship – Bay D
Followed by Junior Dairy Cattle Show
2pm - 11pm: Grand National Marketplace & Agricultural Exhibit Open – South Hall
5pm: Selection of the Following in Bay D:
Champion Classis Swine
Champion Classic Goat
Champion Classic Lamb
Champion Market Beef
5pm - 7pm: Grand National Western BBQ – South Hall
7:30pm: PRCA RODEO Performance with:
Drill Team Reserve Champions performance
Livestock Parade of Champions – Jr. Livestock Exhibitors
Presentation of Livestock Man of the Year
9:30pm - 11:30pm: Live music by Chad Bushnell – South Hall