RED BLUFF, Calif. - After a year without a Red Bluff Round-Up because of COVID-19, Tehama County is excited for the return of one of their most popular events.
COVID-19 restrictions may mean there will not be a big concert or the Round-Up parade, but people can expect the famous rodeo part of the Round-Up.
The famous rodeo includes bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping.
“It’s just a wonderful family event that’s been a tradition in Red Bluff for so long and missing it last year really hurt a lot of us,” said Katt Wilkesmith, a Red Bluff native who is ready to attend this weekend. “We are all just looking forward to it.”
The Round-Up’s return is roping in lots of attention.
“It’s good for this community; they don’t have a lot here,” said Tarena Nielson, who lives in Red Bluff. “It’s a small community, mostly ranchers or cowboys if you look around. I just think it’s going to be good for everybody and uplifting.”
The Round-Up is taking precautions to ensure both riders and visitors are safe.
Tehama County Public Health is on board with the event as the county remains in the red tier for reopening.
The rodeo competitors will be distanced and attendance limited.
“The cowboys are going to be happy; the town is going to be happy,” said Nielson.
The event will be taking place at the Tehama County Fairgrounds on Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18.
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