Come enjoy a long standing tradition with a new name, the Boomtown Festival Parade (formerly known as the “Shasta Damboree Parade”). All your favorites will be there, pancake breakfast, parade, craft fair, health fair, car show, kids game, a full day of entertainment, and much more! Invite your friends, and love where you live! The Biggest Event by a Dam Site!
The Asphalt Cowboys present their annual “Cowboy Chili Cook-off”. We will be holding the cook-off on Tuesday night of Rodeo Week as part of our Buckaroo Flats Night, which also includes our Street Dance and Quick Draw Contest.
The Asphalt Cowboys would like to invite you to enter a team in our Chili Cook-off. This should be a fun event with lots of folks in Buckaroo Flats for chili tasting, quick draw action and some foot stomping dancing. Plus a chance to win our Judges Choice $100.00 Grand Prize.
NO ENTRY FEE THIS YEAR! That’s right, there is no entry fee this year, all you need to do is print and mail your completed entry. Walk up registration is allowed the day of the event but it helps us if you can Pre-Register. Entry form and rules below.
This is a fun event, and is not a sanctioned “Chili Cook-off.” Best chili regardless wins!
Started in 1954, as one of the Rodeo Week activities, the first breakfast served about 700 people. By the late 1950’s, the breakfast had grown to over 1000 participants. The Cowboys used equipment borrowed from many different sources, including the Sheriff’s Department, local churches, and some Redding residents. Breakfast goers often ate their pancakes and sausage on tables made from doors and saw horses “borrowed” from area lumber yards. As the years went by the Cowboys found it necessary to acquire more and more of their own equipment as the breakfast had outgrown the reserve of donated equipment. Starting with tables, the Cowboys began a program of buying or building equipment. The Cowboys were able to purchase old McDonalds grills, as they were phased out of restaurants throughout northern California. These griddles and many chairs and tables later, the undisputed largest outdoor community breakfast in the United States has grown to over 10,000 of our best friends sharing breakfast together rain or shine!!!
This parade was first staged in 1949 as the “Shasta County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Parade.” The parade organization and operation were turned over to the Asphalt Cowboys in 1958 so that the Sheriff’s Posse could concentrate on the rodeo and refurbishing the rodeo grounds. The parade began life with almost 200 entries. Over the years the parade has grown to as high as 250 entries, coming from all over the north state. The original parade had 32 categories. Today’s entrants compete in 52 different classes with prize and trophy awards. Rodeo parades, a regular feature of western rodeos, showcased many of the professional cowboys that would ride in the rodeo plus the typical mix of marching bands, floats, and majorettes. The first Redding Rodeo Parade upheld these traditions, including having a western rodeo, movie, or other star as the parade Grand Marshal. Today the parade tradition continues. Many entrants are made up of mostly non-professional local riders and the Grand Marshall is an honor conferred on a local citizen or citizens. Be part of the history and tradition of Redding, we will make room for you
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THEN YOU'LL BE GETTING AN APPLICATION SHORTLY!
Applications Available Starting March 19th at:
Lulu's Eating & Drinking Establishment
Redding Paint Mart
Redding Chamber of Commerce
The World Famous Asphalt Cowboys are at it again with the 65th Annual Community BBQ and Auction. September 10th is the day for all the fun as the Cowboys plan to serve thousands of guests some of the world’s greatest BBQ, Tri Tip, Chicken and fixins including the Award Winning Cowboy Beans, Top Secret Cole Slaw and The Best Garlic Bread in the West.
This year’s event to be held at Lake Redding Park and the boys will be serving delicious BBQ from 11am to 6pm. This year’s Auction features spectacular prizes like a Luxury Houseboat Experience courtesy of Silverthorn Resort.Silverthorn Resort is the destination for your Shasta Lake Houseboat Adventure and this Houseboat trip is valued at $3,500. Many other valuable items will also be auctioned off. Come and enjoy fun in the park or drive through and take your food to go. Tickets available at Lulu’s Restaurant, the Paint Marts or from any Asphalt Cowboy. Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 on the day of the event.
Proceeds from the event go to support the 2018 Rodeo and all the events and festivities the Cowboys put on during Rodeo Week.
This annual event is a community and family event. Take a family ride through the park on the River Trail and stop at the park and enjoy the food and fun like only the Asphalt Cowboys can put on. All are welcome to come spend a day in the park with the Asphalt Cowboys. Food, beverages, ice cream and fun await the community at the 65th annual Community BBQ. Tickets are available from any Asphalt Cowboy.
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Redding Rodeo Parade
Come join us for a very special Redding tradition. And don’t forget to submit your Parade Entry form before it’s too late.
Asphalt Cowboy’s COMMUNITY BAR-B-QUE
Come join the Asphalt Cowboys in Lake Redding Park for some of our famous Bar-B-Que Tri-Tip and Cowboy Beans.
Monday morning of rodeo week begins with the “Bank Robbery”. The Lone Stranger. actually two local residents in disguise, who manage to rob the bank even with the ever vigilant Cowboys nearby.
RODEO WEEK – Pancake Breakfast
Started in 1954, as one of the Rodeo Week activities, the first breakfast served about 700 people. By the late 1950’s, the breakfast had grown to over 1000 participants.