History & Background

The Creston Classic Rodeo attracts cowboys and cowgirls from all over California as well as from other states.  Since 1996, the Rodeo has been historically held in September and it was born out of a need for funding a community center.

The Rodeo is a community organized and staffed, three day event that carries on the tradition of the hard working pioneers that founded Creston. Located in the rural central coast area of California, the historic community of Creston is surrounded by horse and cattle ranches, farms and vineyards. It is the ultimate place to enjoy ranch rodeo.


During the 1970’s and 1980’s, it became evident that the community of Creston was growing and deserved a real community building and recreational center.

In 1993, all of the active community organizations in Creston joined together in this common purpose, and established the CATCH Fund, which is a trust fund to build this community center. CATCH stands for Creston Activities Town Center Helping-hands. Shortly thereafter, Creston “took the bull by the horns” and created an annual fund raiser: The Creston Classic Rodeo.

In 1995, the “CCR” became a reality, as well as the major source of income for the CATCH Fund, which holds all the money “in trust” toward our community goal.  The following service organizations support CATCH: The CCR, the Creston Garden Club, The Men’s Club, the Volunteer Fire Department, and the Creston Women’s Club. In February of 2006,  San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Jim Patterson announced that an agreement between SLO county and the Algee Family Trust has secured a small parcel of land for the goal of a community center.

Now, after years of hard work and community involvement, Creston can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel as construction is nearing completion!

For more history and a current status of the Creston Community Center, visit the Creston News website.