One of our favorite summer activities is our fun and exciting Livermore Rodeo! This year, the rodeo will take place on June 9th and 10th. This is one you don’t want to miss, because 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Livermore Rodeo! There’s never been a better time to come, watch the excitement and cheer on our cowboys.
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Our Top Reasons to Make Time to See the Livermore Rodeo
Hailed as the “world’s fastest rodeo”, the Livermore Rodeo began in 1918. The country was in the middle of World War I and the Red Cross desperately needed money. A few of the Livermore stockmen got together and decided that a rodeo would be great way to earn money for the Red Cross. And our Livermore Rodeo was born! The success of the first rodeo was so great that it’s been a time-honored tradition in our town ever since. Here’s our favorite things about the “world’s fastest rodeo”!
1. Livermore Rodeo continues to give back.
Even to this day, the Livermore Rodeo Foundation continues to donate to organizations around Livermore! They have distributed over $100,000 to local organizations in need. The Livermore Rodeo Foundation also partners with the Livermore 4-H, the Livermore High School Agriculture program and much more. They even have a college scholarship opportunity available! The Livermore Rodeo Foundation is passionate about keeping the spirit and hope of the first Livermore Rodeo alive.
2. Livermore Rodeo is all about families.
Two days before the rodeo, on June 7th, the Livermore Rodeo holds Family Night. Grab your little buckaroos and enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 sodas! It’s a fantastic place to enjoy the fun with your little ones. Watch wild cow milking and a team roping event. There’s sure to be lots of silliness as well!
3. Livermore Rodeo is full of exciting events!
With incredibly fun events like bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and more, Livermore Rodeo is an event that will be talked about for years to come. There’s even a parade to start the rodeo! Grab a snack and your favorite pair of boots and settle back to watch the fun. You can find the complete lineup of events on their website.
Our Resort is the Perfect Place to Hang Up Your Saddle
After a long day at the rodeo, there’s nothing quite like returning to our beautiful, luxurious resort! At the Purple Orchid Resort and Spa, you can enjoy a great night’s sleep in our plush suites, partake in our delicious breakfast and then head to our spa for a rejuvenating massage. Or, spend the day hanging out by our pool! We can’t wait to help you plan your exciting Livermore Rodeo getaway. Contact us to start your vacation planning today!