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RED BLUFF, Calif. – In just two days, community members are going to celebrate the 100th Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo.
James Miller, General Manager for the Red Bluff Round-Up held a press conference Wednesday morning to discuss the details of this year's rodeo.
2020 was devastating for this association, according to Miller, with a $7.1 million economic impact, that’s how much the rodeo typically brings in to the economy.
The rodeo gives back $350,000 to local charities and organizations that help the rodeo, including St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Miller said the rodeo will return stronger than ever before. Attendees can expect events like trick riders, the wild pony race, as well as typical rodeo events.
The Rodeo Association has over 700 contestants to compete for over $300,000 in prize money.
Miller said the team has been working closely with the Tehama County Public Health Department to ensure COVID-19 precautions are in place.
“Things will look different here,” Miller said. “We’re going to have masks available. We’re going to have personal sanitizer. 25,000 personal sanitizers will be given out if they’d like to have them. We have extra wash stations and also sanitizing stations set up all around. Social distancing on the lines. We want to take care of our fans and contestants.”
Courtney Kreider with the Red Bluff Round-Up Association said they will have signs posted saying the COVID-19 precautions are required.
This year, seating will be limited and there will only be outdoor events. There will be alcohol available at the event.
“The business community is thrilled to have the Round-Up back,” Dave Gowan, President of Tehama County Chamber of Commerce said.
“Everyone is excited,” John Growney, with Growney Brothers Rodeo company said. “We’re trying to do it for the cowboys and for the community. We need to just get rolling.”