Steers In The Spotlight At Chowchilla Stampede - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Steers In The Spotlight At Chowchilla Stampede

Posted:
CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (KMPH) -

Chowchilla is one of only three communities in the country where yearly cattle drives still exist.  

First there's the beauty of the Western Stampede, featuring the queen and her court.  They're followed by the beasts as roughly one hundred head of cattle, hoof it down Robertson Boulevard.

Cowboys and cowgirls in training paraded in just before show time.   A first time stampede viewer from Merced Jeanette Carey was in place super early.  "We got here by 8:30 and then we thought we missed it and it was another day, but it's really worth it.   This was great.   I love it."

The seasoned veterans like Soledad Rubio brought chairs to watch the cattle drive.  It's an event that lasts no more than a couple of minutes.  "I was hoping for a little more cows, cows, steers whatever you want to call them.   But it's worth it."

The chairman of the Western Stampede Shane Barnes rode tall in the saddle.  "It's an experience like no other.   I mean we are one of three towns left in the United States that still do it."

It's not a stampede without a cattle run.   Now the real competition begins at the fairgrounds. This weekend these steers will be giving roping teams a real workout.  More than one hundred teams will be competing for cash prizes. 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Police Arrest Man They Say Started Several Fires In Fresno

    Police Arrest Man They Say Started Several Fires In Fresno

    Efrain Mendoza was arrested Monday after being recognized by a detective from past surveillance videos.More >>
    Efrain Mendoza was arrested Monday after being recognized by a detective from past surveillance videos.More >>
  • Crews Battling Two Wildfires In Sierra National Forest

    Crews Battling Two Wildfires In Sierra National Forest

    Firefighters are working trying to put out two different wildfires burning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near North Fork. The newest one is burning in steep terrain in Madera County just south of the Mammoth Pool Reservoir.More >>
    Firefighters are working trying to put out two different wildfires burning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near North Fork. The newest one is burning in steep terrain in Madera County just south of the Mammoth Pool Reservoir.More >>
  • Fresno Firefighters Stung By Bees At Pool Hall Fire

    Fresno Firefighters Stung By Bees At Pool Hall Fire

    A fire at a pool hall closed roads between Cedar and Ninth Tuesday morning.The eastbound lanes were closed while firefighters put the fire out.No one was in the building at the time.But the building wasn't completely empty.As crews sprayed the flames, three firefighters were attacked and stung by bees.They are expected to be okay.More >>
    A fire at a pool hall closed roads between Cedar and Ninth Tuesday morning.The eastbound lanes were closed while firefighters put the fire out.No one was in the building at the time.But the building wasn't completely empty.As crews sprayed the flames, three firefighters were attacked and stung by bees.They are expected to be okay.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.