Rodeo Week Moseys into Town on Sat.

The schedule of events includes a film festival, barbecue, car show, music and more.

This story was originally published Aug. 3.

The organizers behind the are no longer content for it to be a two-day event; so this year, it's got a week's worth of activities attached to it.

"Rodeo Week" will kick off Aug. 18 in collaboration with the city of San Juan Capistrano. 

Events are designed to appeal to locals and out-of-towners alike – not to mention area merchants, said Mayor Larry Kramer.

“Now they have the ability to depend on a week of higher sales,” Kramer said at a press conference on Friday. "We have a new hotel in town and lots of new restaurants that will probably be packed with people."  

The rodeo officials have planned a week full of entertainment.  This includes:

  • A barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the located 
  • Cowboys & Chrome Car Show on Aug. 19 located at from 2-6 p.m. 
  • The West Coast Film Festival on Aug. 20 and 23 at the which is featuring Western movies, a tequila-tasting at restaurant from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 21
  • A Cowboy Music and Poetry event  from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the
  • A Western Art Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 23
  • A Zoofest on Aug. 24, located at a 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The cost of each ticketed event is $20.  

The rodeo which will take place at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, and will be the culmination of these events.  There will be 120 people participating in the rodeo with a purse is over $200,000.  

Dusty W Otero August 04, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Fantastic Idea,Times are changing in San Juan Capistrano,I see more smiles everyday...
Eric Bergstrom August 04, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Great idea, Dusty. Maybe we can create a mascot. Like Alfred E. Newman with a cowboy hat and we can dub him...Seymour Smyles.
Eric Bergstrom August 04, 2012 at 04:10 PM
FYI - The San Juan Chamber of Commerce deserves most of the credit for coordinating this week-long event, not the city. Chamber director Mark Bodenhammer and the current cast of Board Members and Ambassadores have brought the chamber back to a point equal to it's zenith. More great things to come. Every event listed above with a bullet point sprung from the support of the Chamber.


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