Folsom Rodeo

One of the biggest traditions of Folsom, CA

Folsom Pro Rodeo

One of the biggest traditions of Folsom is the annual Folsom Rodeo. A 4th of July staple for many years, the rodeo has entertained Folsom residents and neighbors at the Dan Russell Arena (right by City Park). The annual event kicks off with a community picnic and concert at the city park, where country-western enthusiasts enjoy a free concert and lunch from home. Then, when the traveling rodeo arrives in town, it is celebrated with a cattle drive down Folsom’s historic Sutter Street, where cowboys and Folsom dignitaries round up the cattle at high noon and parade them down the streets for all the public to see.

At the event itself, the rodeo consists of several different events, including bull riding, bronco riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and the always popular “mutton busting”. Mutton busting consists of a handful of kids from the area, who strap on a helmet and hang on to a sheep as long as they can! For those who are not as interested in watching the festivities, one can always enjoy the nightly carnival that sets up in the parking lot. After the end of the rodeo, fireworks are launched every night, which can be seen throughout all of Folsom.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce about 1-2 weeks before the event.