Since its beginning in 1941, The Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace has brought rodeo, agricultural heritage and entertainment to the San Francisco Bay Area. Exhibitors from throughout the west have come together to share their knowledge and passion with the people of our Golden State.
~ Governor Jerry Brown (former)
A PRCA Rodeo is the culmination of the fastest cowgirls and the toughest cowboys in the professional sport of rodeo, who put their skills to the test in rodeo’s six standard events plus the women’s barrel race. From the colorful opening ceremonies and the grand entry, through the timed events, contract acts and rough stock rides, rodeo is pure entertainment.