Our mission is simple: Bring rodeo and the spirit of western heritage back to Gilroy while enriching our community both culturally and financially. Gilroy Rodeo is proud to be a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) entity, with no paid employees. Our supporters may work year-round devoting their time, goods, services and money to the event. As we continue to grow each year, we know we can't put on this event without the help of our community.


A bigger event means we may need more help, but we are also able to lend a helping hand in return. We strive to return all profits from the rodeo to youth organizations in our area, with special attention to those organizations involving agriculture. We have also founded our "Gilroy Kicking Cancer" initiative, which allowed us to donate $2,381. 85 to fight against pediatric cancer in 2019.  

In only our third year, we are so grateful for the progress we have made. However, we are excited to continue making an impact on our community in hopes that one day Gilroy is not only known for its Garlic...but also for its annual rodeo!


  • Gilroy FFA Boosters

  • Aromas Soccer

  • South Valley Community Church

  • Angel Warriors for Kids

  • Gilroy High Cheer

  • Adams 4-H

  • PacPoint Athlete Club 

  • Monte Vista Cheer

  • Live Oak Cheer

  • Gilroy High Quarterback Club

  • Gilroy Foundation: Garlic Festival Relief


  • $1,000 scholarship awarded to each recipient of the Miss Gilroy Rodeo title

  • $2,381. 85 donated to Angel Warriors for kids after the 2019 Gilroy Rodeo to help fight pediatric cancer in our area

  • $6,000+ given in 2019 to non profits in our area to to benefit their organizations or programs