Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park 9275 Dublin Canyon Rd, Castro Valley, CA94552 Many don't associate California with ranches, rodeos and cowboys, but they're the specialties of Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park…More on Dublin Canyon Road. Every summer, the ranch hosts the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade, replete with hay-chewing cowboys and cowgirls, barrel racing, tie-down roping and bull riding. Plus, don't miss the yearly pumpkin patch and christmas tree lot at Moore's Pumpkin Patch during the holidays, which doubles as a family fun park with rides and attractions. Also, the Bill Pickett Black Rodeo is hosted at the park in June, in honor of African-American cowboys.
Blenzers 20668 Rustic Dr, Castro Valley, CA94546 In 1994, Ron Gehrke closed his dry-cleaning business after 33 years "and decided I had to do something healthy after…More polluting everybody with chemicals for so long." He developed a healthy snacks business with product names like Pumpkinizer and Peanut Butter Pizzazzer. Blenzers sells smoothies, sandwiches and Gerhke's special vitamin Zoup at extremely reasonable prices: $1.25 and up.
Redwood Chapel Community Church 19300 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA94546 In the church's professionally managed office, copy machines can be heard spitting out important church documents in a…More back room. A comfortable waiting room is staffed by a friendly office assistant who sits behind a desk lined with brochures about the church and the surrounding faith community. The website is the best way to stay informed about upcoming events, such as the annual outreach car show; the Night of Honor, in appreciation of all first responders in the East Bay; a Halloween Pumpkin Patch, and a Food Pantry serving all families and individuals regardless of need.