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Redding Rodeo Week Kicks off

The 70th Annual Redding Rodeo is just days away, and people in Redding are ready for the big event.

Posted: May 14, 2018 6:43 PM

REDDING, Calif. - The 70th Annual Redding Rodeo is just days away, and people in Redding are getting ready for the event.

At the rodeo fairgrounds Monday, folks were been putting the finishing touches getting ready for the event which off Wednesday.

“We're just in final preparations today and tomorrow with Special Kids Day tomorrow morning,” Redding Rodeo Association president Lee Luft said. “And then Wednesday night we start with the extreme bulls. And then we get into Thursday. Friday, Saturday is our regular PRCA performances.”

But Luft says the big event everyone is looking forward to is the bull riding.

“And the extreme bulls is, basically, we bring the to 40 bull riders in the nation into Redding and the compete for winner take all,” he said.

Luft says they'll buck out over 40 bulls that night.

“Hopefully the buzz follows up with the proverbial butts in seats,” he said. “And we're looking forward to that.”

But they're doing things a little different this year.

“We had the champion's challenge last year on Saturday night without regular rodeo Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,” Luft said. “Now it got switched to extreme bulls on Wednesday night and our regular rodeo Thursday, Friday, Saturday.”

Also new this year, it's the 30th anniversary of the famous Lane Frost and Red Rock Duel that happened at the Redding Rodeo back in 1988.

“We have the original bucking chute that we saved and restored,” Luft said. “It will be on display here. And so it's quite a tribute to go back that far and the tribute to Lane Frost and Red Rock.”

Wednesday's events also include barrel racing and the ever-popular mutton busting will be going on every night of the rodeo.

“And then the chuck wagon races are back by popular demand and so that'll leave everybody sitting on the edge of their seat and having a good time,” Luft said.

And Action News Now will be bringing you coverage from those events all week long.

You can click here  for a full list of events happening all week long.

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