President’s Message

Welcome to the 102nd Anniversary of the Fortuna Rodeo! The Fortuna Rodeo Association Board of Directors has been working diligently this past year to put together 9 great days of inexpensive or free family fun and entertainment. As you check out the schedule, you’ll notice a few new events have been added this year, The Humboldt/Del Norte Cattlemen and Cowbells will be putting on the annual Roger Rodoni Roundup on July 8th at the Fortuna Rodeo Grounds. Local ranching families will be competing in team branding, barrel racing and other equestrian events. The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 1st Annual Fortuna Rodeo Western Outpost, featuring a western themed shopping experience at the Fireman’s Pavilion in Rohner Park, Thursday thru Sunday. On Tuesday evening the Fortuna Jr. Rodeo will be hosting a Jackpot Team Roping at the Rodeo Grounds. Go to their Facebook page for entry information.

The John Rice Family is the Grand Marshall of this years Fortuna Rodeo. John and his family have been ranching in Humbolt County and throughout the Western United States for many years and with John’s untimely passing earlier this year, we wanted to honor his family’s legacy. John, Peggy, and their family never missed a Fortuna Rodeo!

As always, it takes a community to pull the Fortuna Rodeo off. It couldn’t be done without the combined help of the City of Fortuna, Fortuna Chamber of Commerce, Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department, and the many sponsors from throughout Humbolt County who contribute to the success of the Fortuna Rodeo!

“102 This Rodeo’s For You!”

Happy Trails,

Shannon McWhorter