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Book Your Stays During Willits Frontier Days

Book Your Stays During Willits Frontier Days

The 4th of July is just around the corner, which means it’s time for Willits Frontier Days! Billed as the “Oldest Continual Rodeo” in the state of California, the annual event includes rodeos, horse shows, parades, concerts, and much more! It’s a two-week-long extravaganza you and the family won’t want to miss.

What To Expect At Willits Frontier Days

Experience the spirit of the frontier in Willits! Since 1926, people from all over California and the world have gathered to celebrate the region’s western heritage and our nation’s independence. The main event is the California Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (CCPRA) Rodeo featuring some of the state’s finest cowboy talent. Spectators will be entertained with bull riding, bulldogging, bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, and more.

A series of events leads up to and includes July 4th, beginning with the kick-off event, a Hometown Celebration in Downtown Willis — Willits Frontier Days. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from an old-time carnival and cowboy barbecue and breakfast to rodeo sweetheart competitions and classic shoot-outs. A list of scheduled events below details even more fun for you and the family!

Willits Frontier Days

Willits Frontier Days Schedule of Events:
Friday, June 17th

Hometown Celebration
Main Street, Downtown Willits, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday, June 24th

Truck and Tractor Pulls
Jack Tharp Arena, 6:00pm

Street Dance featuring The Flast Busted Band
Following the Rodeo

Saturday, June 25th

Sweetheart Judging
Rodeo Grounds, Noon

WFD Juniors Barrels and Poles
Jack Tharp Arena, 1:00pm

Sunday, June 26th

Horse Show
Jack Tharp Arena, 8:00am

Sweetheart Judging
Jack Tharp Arena, During the Horse Show

National Anthem
Rodeo Grounds, Noon

Friday, July 2nd

Junior Rodeo
Jack Tharp Arena, 1:00pm

Saturday, July 3rd

Lions Cowboy Breakfast
Rec Grove Park, 7:00pm

CCPRA Professional Rodeo
Jack Tharp Arena, 7:00pm

Western Dance featuring Lance Michael Cornwell Band
Following Rodeo

Sunday, July 4th

Horseshoe Contest
Rec Grove Park, 10:00am

Parade “Western Heritage”
Main Street, Downtown Willits, 11:00am

Country Music Rodeola and BBQ
Rec Grove Park, Noon

CCPRA Professional Rodeo
Jack Tharp Arena, 4:00pm

After a day of celebrating, there’s nothing like coming back to a relaxing place to unwind and get some rest! Make Mendocino Redwoods RV Resort your homebase for all the festivities of Willits Frontier Days! Whether you and the family opt for a cabin or campsite, we offer the ideal combination of outdoor adventure with the homey amenities you love.

Experience The Magic of Camping and The Frontier!

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