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Parkfield Ranch Rodeo History


The Ranch Rodeo began in 1993 when Katy Varian and Blaine Santos wanted to produce a top-notch Ranch Rodeo event to bring in business to the small town of Parkfield, Ca. The arena was being built up until the debut morning by friends and family. Each year it grew and expanded, with hundreds of contestants and spectators coming out each May. Katy continued growing the Rodeo for 26 years and then handed the reins over to her niece Sage Massey and daughter Kayla Santos who went on to produce the 27th Annual. They added their own touch with a new event, "The Match Branding" with a calcutta, a concert and dance Saturday night, VIP area for our sponsors, food and shopping vendors. The VIP area for our sponsors will be available again in 2021. This year we are pivoting due to the circumstances and having a jackpot weekend, named The Parkfield Ranch Rodeo Round Up. We will have a team roping, breakaway, barrel race and new this year will be a pasture roping right next to the main arena. The pasture roping will be run Pendleton style and will be a fun one to watch! There will be food, shopping, and events all day long Saturday and Sunday so come out and have a cold one with us and hang with your rodeo family!

We look forward to seeing you May 29-30th in bringing back the good times after a long year!

The Parkfield Ranch Rodeo will be back in 2024 with exciting additions!



Parkfield, Ca. is a small town located East of Paso Robles about 30 miles. The population is 18 and it is literally a no stop sign town with the Parkfield Café and Inn and the one room school house located within the city limits. There is no gas station so make sure and fill up your gas tanks before heading out! But not to worry, your cell phones work & we have all the food and drinks you will need!



Dry camping is available to contestants and spectators.

This year there will be stalls available -

$25 for the weekend

Contact katy @ 805-441-7342 to reserve ahead of time (first come first serve) NO pens can be built unless all stalls are full.

Limited rooms are available at the parkfield lodge for availability 




Kayla Santos and Sage Massey are co producers of the event.

Lisa Jennings - Rodeo Secretary

Jamie Brown - Rodeo Timer 

Elly Leslie - Announcer

Gary Rogers - Perf Announcer



Breakfast and lunch will be available each day! 

The Parkfield Cafe will also be open for lunch and dinner!

Parkfield Ranch Rodeo merch will be sold each day!

Bar open each day

shopping vendors open each day

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