El Capitan Stadium Association

Supporting the Youth of Lakeside


Lakeside Rodeo 50th Anniversary Buckle

Now on Sale!

Lakeside Anniversary Rodeo Buckles are

now available to purchase!!

12584 Mapleview Street
Lakeside, CA



Home of the
Lakeside Rodeo

Upcoming Events
Take Willow Road off Hwy 67 (Lakeside) to Wildcat Canyon.  Go North on Wildcat Canyon until you get to Barona Casino. Go past the Casino and you will round a sharp curve and go down a slight bridge.  On your left you will see a set of Tennis Courts.  Turn left and park.  Walk back behind the Tennis courts to the Pow Wow area.

Incredible and affordable food and beverages are for sale

Wander through and buy from Vendors who offer fantastic Native American products, crafts and art for purchase

Powwows are celebrations, social gatherings and friendly dance competitions. But, as with the sacred thread that runs through all of life, there are sacred traditions to be found in this coming together of people.

   There is a circle in most dances, representing the circle of unity, the cycle of life. Dancers often follow the clockwise pattern of the sun.
   Some of the regalia and/or ornaments signify special events or honors in a person's life, special religious traditions or symbols rooted in legend. Do not refer to the outfits as costumes.
  DO NOT TOUCH the dancers Eagle Feathers, Bustles, Plumes or Fans.  Ornaments have special meanings and many of the handmade outfits cost thousands of dollars, and are cherished and sometimes are made by a respected family member. Frequently they are heirlooms and may be delicate.

When the eagle staff is brought in during the grand entry, everyone MUST stand and Hats are removed in respect.

That same respect is shown should an eagle feather fall during the dancing. Everything must stop until a proper returning of the feather has been performed, there is NO VIDEO RECORDING OR PHOTOS during the retrieval of a fallen eagle feather.

Pay extra attention to the Master of Ceremonies (MC), various announcements and Etiquette is announced about the event and type of dances.

Pointing with a finger, particularly the index finger, is considered impolite. It's best to indicate a person or direction by pursing the lips and pointing with the eyes or to nod in the direction. For the Lakota, indicating with a thumb or little finger, while not preferred, would still be more polite than the index finger, but never toward a person.

DO NOT bother the performers or stand in front of those preparing to dance or those singing.


Photos and Video Recording IS ALLOWED. There will be some occasions where you cannot take photography or videos, this will be announced by the Master of Ceremonies (MC).

Please ask permission before snapping an individual's photograph outside the dance area, for this is private time. Some powwows are more restrictive than others in terms of photographing the event and it is polite to offer compensation for the photo.

Feel free to join in the inter-tribal dances by invitation of the Master of Ceremonies (MC).

Dances are either for men or women and competitions generally are divided by age categories.

In order to encourage and reward children, dancers younger than about 5 years old receives some award of at least a dollar or two. This removes the aspect of competition, letting them just enjoy participation.

(Pow Wow information courtesy of http://www.gatheringofnations.com/powwow/whatto.htm)

Vendor Spaces Available