For the first time, the Tulare County Fair will kick off with a rodeo – a fundraiser for the Tulare County Fair Foundation – to be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Tickets are available online at www.tcfair.org for $10 per person if purchased before the event date or $15 per person at the gate. VIP passes are available for $65 per person, which includes preferred seating, refreshments and dinner.
The sanctioned California Cowboy Professional Rodeo Association event includes top California professional cowboys. It will feature eight events plus a “Locals Only” event with a $1,000 purse for the winning team. Events include team roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding and bareback riding.
A dance begins immediately after the rodeo featuring local country-western band Midnight Wine. Rodeo admission is required.