The 70th Annual Santa Maria Elks Rodeo is right around the corner, and we are excited to announce two NEW attractions for Rodeo fans to enjoy:

The kids’ Camp Buckaroo ‘n’ Lil’ Rodeo and also the Vino & Vittles Wine Tasting Tent!

Elks Rodeo Announces Kids’ Camp Buckaroo

The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo is proud to announce a new addition to this year’s Rodeo lineup: Camp Buckaroo ‘n’ Lil’ Rodeo!

Camp Buckaroo and Lil’ Rodeo will be open to Rodeo attendees throughout the entire Elks Rodeo weekend, Thursday, May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd, and will provide kids and their parents with a fun, educational area that enhances the Rodeo experience. Kids can climb on the Rockwall, run on the obstacle course, or play in a bounce-house, among other activities.

The main attraction is for those who have dreamed of being a cowboy – now is their chance! Children can enter to compete in the Lil’ Rodeo Games, with mock-Rodeo events, where they can rope, ride a bull and run in the Stick Horse Gauntlet for their chance to bring home a buckle! High scores from each event will be recorded each day, and the overall weekend winners will be announced on Sunday and presented with their Lil’ Rodeo winnings!

Vendor booths and sponsorship opportunities are still available for Camp Buckaroo. If you are interested, or if you have any questions, please call the Rodeo Office at (805) 925-4125.

This year’s Elks Rodeo & Parade will be held Thursday, May 30th through Sunday, June 2nd, 2013, with the ABBI/PBR Dave Osburn Memorial Bull Riding event on the first night, followed by PRCA Rodeo performances Friday through Sunday. The Rodeo Midway and Camp Buckaroo, along with the other new attraction, the Vino & Vittles Wine Tasting Tent, open Thursday through Saturday at 5:00PM, with the Rodeo starting at 7:00PM, then at Noon on Sunday, with the Rodeo starting at 2:00PM – Be sure to get there early to enjoy all that the Rodeo has to offer!

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Elks Recreation, Inc. / Rodeo Office at (805) 925-4125, or by going online to www.smelksrodeo.org.

Elks Rodeo to Host First Annual Wine Tasting Tent

The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo is proud to announce a new addition to this year’s Rodeo lineup: The Vino & Vittles Wine Tasting Tent.

The First Annual Vino & Vittles Wine Tasting Tent will be open to Rodeo attendees from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on Thursday through Saturday, and 12:00PM to 3:00PM on Sunday of Rodeo weekend. Located directly next to the Main Arena, with wine tastings, music entertainment and small snacks, the Vino & Vittles Wine Tasting Tent will be the perfect place for Rodeo fans to start their festivities.

Spots are still available for local vintners interested in pouring their wines in the Vino & Vittles Wine Tasting Tent; please call the Rodeo Office at (805) 925-4125 for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

This year’s Elks Rodeo & Parade will be held Thursday, May 30th through Sunday, June 2nd, 2013, with the ABBI/PBR Dave Osburn Memorial Bull Riding event on the first night, followed by PRCA Rodeo performances Friday through Sunday. The Rodeo Midway and the Vino & Vittles Wine Tasting Tent, along with the other new attraction, Camp Buckaroo ‘n’ Lil’ Rodeo, open Thursday through Saturday at 5:00PM, with the Rodeo starting at 7:00PM, then at Noon on Sunday, with the Rodeo starting at 2:00PM – Be sure to get there early to enjoy all that the Rodeo has to offer!

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Elks Recreation, Inc. / Rodeo Office at (805) 925-4125, or by going online to www.smelksrodeo.org.