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Annual La Grange Rodeo Slated Sunday, April 3
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Ponies enter the arena as part of the Grand Entry at the La Grange Rodeo; this year’s event is set for Sunday, April 3. Photo Courtesy Of La Grange Rodeo

The La Grange Rodeo Association is back in the saddle again. Start planning early for the first rodeo of the spring season, Sunday, April 3 in La Grange. You’ll see bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding, team roping and calf roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. And kids can take part in the famous goat scramble.

La Grange Rodeo events start at 8 a.m.; be sure to get there before noon to see the Queen Ceremony, and 1 p.m. is the Grand Entry. It’s all at the La Grange Rodeo Arena, overlooking the Tuolumne River canyon, just east of town, 30433 Yosemite Blvd., La Grange.

Tickets for the La Grange Rodeo are $15 at the gate, $10 for kids 6-12, 5 and under are free. Pre-sale Rodeo Tickets are $12 and $8, available to purchase from all of Queen and Junior Contestants, and also local Boot Barns, La Grange Saloon and Conlin Supply.

Check on Facebook or the web, “” to see exciting live action photos from past events, ticket information as well as bios for the Rodeo Queen Contestants.

The La Grange Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a rodeo built on the heritage and traditions of our community. The earliest rodeo of the season, the La Grange Rodeo is also one of the oldest. In 1948 local ranchers organized the first one as part of the Centennial celebration for La Grange, Gold Rush town turned cow town.

La Grange is on Highway 132, 25 miles west of Coulterville, 30 miles east of Modesto, 30 miles north of Merced on Highway J-59. Free parking, shuttle available.