August 14, 2017

Rodeo fundraiser supports Tulare County Fairgrounds improvements

TULARE – The Tulare County Fair Foundation will host a rodeo on Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for improvements to the fairgrounds.

The CCPRA-sanctioned rodeo will feature top professional cowboys from California and beyond.

"This is the last major rodeo before CCPRA finals, so we attract professional contestants from all over,” noted Pamela Fyock, CEO of the Tulare County Fair.

Gates open at 6 p.m.; the rodeo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person if purchased by Sept. 1. VIP seats are available, offering preferred seating and dinner.

PRCA rodeo clown Brian Potter has entertained crowds across North America. He was a rodeo competitor, bullfighter and barrel man starting in 1988 and began his career as a rodeo clown in 2001.

Proceeds of the rodeo will help support general improvements to the fairgrounds, as well as lights, fans and wash racks in the livestock area.

Throughout fair week, fairgoers can enjoy a traditional big-top circus, an exotic animal exhibit, puppet shows, a ventriloquist, racing pigs and more – all included in the price of admission.

The Fair will also feature a series of ticketed motorsports events: an ATV and tractor pull on Thursday, Sept. 14; a monster truck show on Friday, Sept. 15; and the Demolition Derby on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Carnival wristbands sell for $20 each prior to Sept. 12, and $30 during Fair week. A FastPass upgrade is available for $15, allowing wristband-holders to go to the front of the line for all carnival rides. Fairgoers can compete in the corn dog-eating contest or the pie-eating contest, or apply to perform on one of the community stages during the Fair.

To purchase wristbands and admission tickets and to enter contests, visit or call the Tulare County Fairgrounds at 686-4707 for further information.