Welcome to Penn Valley, California!
Penn Valley is a census designated place in the Sierra Foothills of Nevada County, California. The area outlined in red shown on the map below is the boundary line of Penn Valley, California. However, it does not include the substantially larger area that belongs to the 95946 zip code, shown in the second map below.
Penn Valley is known for its annual Penn Valley Rodeo, which began in 1956 by local ranchers. In 2005, residents and rodeo fans created the Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association and took over hosting the event. It is always held during the third full weekend in May.