August 1, 2016

Rodeo and dance set to benefit Tulare County Fair Foundation


TULARE – The third annual rodeo-dance fundraiser for the Tulare County Fair Foundation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, featuring wild and wacky rodeo clown Jim “Slim” Garner.

Garner is known as one of the best family clowns on the rodeo circuit. His specialty acts include the “Cowboy Cadillac,” a bucking truck; the “Barbecue Chicken”; and the “Space Cannon.” His show begins at 7 p.m.

The CCPRA-sanctioned rodeo will feature top California professional cowboys. Gates open at 5 p.m.; the rodeo dance begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person before Aug. 31 and $13 per person after this date. Parking is free if purchased online by Aug. 31. Box seats are also available. For details contact the Tulare County Fair, 686-4707.

Proceeds of the rodeo will help support ongoing improvements at the fair’s livestock area, including the purchase of new small-animal pens, resurfacing the pavement in the livestock area and the purchase of additional livestock pens, explained Pamela Fyock, CEO of the Tulare County Fair.

The Tulare County Fair will run Sept. 14-18, offering a week of entertainment for the family, educational activities for children, the annual Junior Livestock Auction, Fair food, fun rides and more. Unlimited ride wristbands are now available for $20 each in advance of the fair; $30 each during the fair.

Concerts announced to date are Gin Blossoms on opening night; WAR on Thursday, Sept. 15; Colt Ford on Friday, Sept. 16; and En Vogue on Saturday, Sept. 17. Visit for ongoing updates to the schedule of events or call the fairgrounds office at 686-4707.