Rodeo, monster trucks, demolition derby return to the Tulare County Fair
TULARE – Engines will be roaring, horses bucking and cars crashing during the Tulare County Fair, Sept. 11 through 15.
The sixth annual CCPRA kick-off rodeo happens on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the fair’s Grandstand, featuring trick roper, gun spinner and whip cracker Rider Kiesner. Gates open at 6 p.m., rodeo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online; box seats are also available. The rodeo will also feature team roping, breakaway roping and tie-down roping; bull riding and bareback riding. New youth events include mutton bustin’ and wild pony rides for kids under the age of 12. To enter, visit www.tcfair.org.
General admission to the rodeo is $10 presale; $15 at the gate; parking is $6. VIP dinner is available for $100 per person featuring preferred seating, refreshments and dinner. Box seats are also available.
The Monster Truck show happens on Friday, Sept. 13, with a free pit party for all event ticket-holders, which will allow access to the trucks and drivers to take pictures meet the drivers and get their autographs. Gates open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7. Presale cost is $18 per adult, and $8 for kids (presale online only price.) On-site ticket prices are $23 for adults; $13 for kids. Box seats are available. Fair admission is not included in the ticket price.
The Demolition Derby will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14. Presale tickets are $20 (online only); on-site tickets are $25; parking is $6. Gates open at 5 p.m.; show at 6 p.m. Fair admission is not included.
The Tulare County Fair is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, with a wide variety of displays and events in the works to celebrate this landmark year. Traditional favorites continue this year fun fair food, the annual Junior Livestock Auction, great rides and entertainment ranging from comedy and gold rush mining to an illusionist team.
Visit www.tcfair.org for information on online value days, including discounted unlimited rides wristbands, and ongoing updates to the schedule of events, or call the fairgrounds office at 559-686-4707.