PHOTOS: Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade Marches Down the Boulevard

The 92nd annual parade travels down Castro Valley Bouelvard despite ongoing construction work.

Not even a torn up thoroughfare could dampen spirits when it came to this year's .

This year's parade route was shorter than usual, but longer than last year's.

Neighbors sat on either side of Castro Valley Boulevard, waving American flags and enjoying the sights and sounds of several floats and entries in the parade.

Take in some some of the festivities yourself in the photo gallery above.

Captured some great photos of your own from the parade? Upload them here by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.

Listed below are the results of the parade:


The Dale Yearian Memorial Equestrian Sweepstakes — Alameda County Sheriff’s Posse


Working Western Open

First — Caleb Archer and Mary Howe

Mounted Group Open

First — Randi’s Lucky Hearts Cowgirls

Second — Rancho El Afortunado

Parade Horse

First — Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen

Sheriff’s Possee

First — Alameda County Sheriff’s Posse

Horse/Pony Drawn Vehicle

First — Art and Essay Contest Winners

Second — Rowell Ranch Rodeo Board


Non-Equestrian Sweepstakes

East Castro Valley Pumpkin Growers Floats


First — East Castro Valley Pumpkins Growers

Second — Palomares 4-H

Third — Rowell Ranch Jr Rodeo    

Student Float                                                                                   

First — Little Red Schoolhouse

Second —

Commercial Float

First —  

Second —

Third —

Musical Units

High School Bands

First — The Pride of Hayward High School Marching Band

Second — Trojans Marching Band

Musical Units Mobile

First — Redwood Christian Middle School Elementary, Middle and High School Brass Band

Visual Units                                                                         

Drill Team - Open

First — Chinese Christian Schools Rifle Team

Color Guard - Open

First — VFW Post 9601

Second — Chinese Christian Schools

Third — Naval Sea Cadets

ID Unit - Open

First — Cub Scout Pack 722


Antique and Classic Cars and Trucks

First — Shamrock Realtors

Second — Dwight and Barbara Perry

Third — Tony and Kathy Lloyd

Antique Military Vehicle

First — John Tounger

Second — 1945 Willys Army Jeep

Third — Harold Warren


Novelty Senior (14 years and over)

First — Bold and Beautiful Red Hat Society

Novelty Junior (12 years and under)

First — Powell’s Irish Dancers

Clowns (Group)

First — Family of Clowns

Community Miscellaneous

First — Relay for Life

Second — Vacation Bible School

Third — Rainbow Girls

Miscellaneous Sports

First — Castro Valley Little League

Second — Castro Valley Independent Sports League

Third — San Lorenzo Junior Rebels Football and Cheer Group

Analisa Harangozo May 14, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Ah, will correct this right now. Thanks.
Tim Marona May 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM
You are missing the point completly. The 6 photos in question were the headline/feature to all the rest. You chose to have back to back gay pride phots while not showing anything for our veterans, community groups or even the Redeo Queen. Hence the bias claim. You need to be more thoughtful in the news presented and respect all the views of castro valley residents.
Analisa Harangozo May 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Shout out to Krista and Michael for sharing more photos! Fantastic shots, guys :)
Analisa Harangozo May 14, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Well, Tim, the CV Pride photos were back-to-back simply because that was the order in which these photos were uploaded to the site. You will also notice that VFW Post 9601 (our local veterans group) has a few photos in here as well. We try to get as much of a wide perspective as possible but also rely on the community to share their own by including whatever photos they'd like as well (as all perspectives are different).
Mac McCarthy May 16, 2012 at 04:27 AM
The Castro Valley Band was *really* good -- not a bunch of amateurs but a real professional outfit. I was blown away! Go go go!


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