The Venue

Ramona Outdoor Community Center

The Ramona Outdoor Community Center, Inc. (ROCC) is located at 421 Aqua Ln, Ramona, CA 92065 and has become a staple of the community.

It features:

  • A 5,000-square-foot covered pavilion
  • A full kitchen
  • 4,000 stadium seats
  • An Olympic-sized equestrian arena
  • Three food booths and multiple picnic areas.

If you’d like to host an event at the R.O.C.C, call (760) 788-0811.

Rent the ROCC

Schedule Your Event

ROCC is more than just a place to host the Ramona Rodeo. It’s a place that you can rent to host your important company, faith or family event. Whether you want to host a Class Reunion or a Family Reunion, ROCC has just the right space for you. We’ve rented our grounds for Church Gatherings, family gatherings, quinceanera’s, Christmas parties, music festivals, pageants, and cook-offs.

So, whether you need some wide-open spaces or just a room with access to kitchen facilities for a wedding shower, we’ve got you covered. Call Jenelle Morrow at (760) 533-7293 or email her at



Chili Cook-off

The Annual Chili Cook Off event is hosted by Cornerstone, a 501(c) non-profit organization in Ramona that provides therapeutic riding for children and adults with special needs and for wounded service members through its Operation Saddle Up program.

The event traditionally happens in November and features pumpkin painting contest for children, a Cornhole tournament, craft vendors, face painting and a kids corral to name just a few featured activities.

Contestants are asked to make five gallons of chili, and samples are available until they run out. Anyone interested in competing in the chili cook-off should contact Cornerstone’s Executive Director, Judy Beckett at 760-788-2872.

The organization relies on fundraisers, grants, and private and in-kind donations to fund its programs. Volunteers help by teaching riding lessons and assisting with office work and maintenance.

Interested in being a vendor at the cook off, donating a silent auction item, becoming a sponsor or volunteering? Call Judy Beckett at 760-788-2872 or email her at

For more information about Cornerstone, visit

Source: Ramona Sentinel, Nov. 1, 2016

From the tiniest Chihuahua to the giant mastiff and from the purebred to the mutt, everyone is welcome when Kiwanis of Ramona presents their annual Bow Wow Pow Wow Fun Dog Show at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Pavilion.

Ten categories include: Best costume (adult’s dog and child’s dog) dog owner look-alike, most beautiful, most handsome, best tail wagger, best kisser, most talented, most unusual markings and cutest little dog. The winners of each category are eligible for best in show. To qualify for best in show, the dog must be entered in three categories.

In addition to the dog show there are various booths and animal organizations with information and opportunities to give abandoned animals forever homes. Food and beverages are available and there’s a bake sale with opportunities to win prizes from random drawings.

Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. Entry fees are $5 per category or $20 for five categories. All proceeds benefit Kiwanis Community Services, including scholarships, Rady Children’s Hospital, Student of the Month, Project Lifesaver, Ramona High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, Ramona Emergency Animal Rescue, and youth wrestling and other children’s programs.

Source:  Ramona Sentinel, 2014

Bow Wow Pow Wow

Miss & Miss Teen Ramona Scholarship Pageant

To compete for the Miss crown, contestants must be at least 16 years old and a junior in high school, and no older than 26. Those vying for the Teen Miss title must be at least 13 years old by the pageant date and not yet a junior in high school.

In addition to the Miss and Teen Miss awards, judges will select a first runner-up (princess), and give awards such as best speech, best interview and most photogenic.

For more information or an application, email, or visit

This event is held in April each year.

PO Box 1555
Ramona, CA 92065

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