September 4, 2018

Dieciséis de Septiembre fiesta at the Tulare County Fair

An entire day of celebrating the dieciséis de Septiembre is planned at the Tulare County Fair, beginning with Grammy award-wining mariachis and culminating with a Gran Jaripeo.

The 2018 Tulare County Fair concludes its five-day run on Sunday, Sept. 16 (dieciséis de Septiembre). Grammy-award winning Mariachi Divas will kick off the festivities with a free concert. The Mariachi Divas have made big waves on the national and international music scene, with two Grammy awards, five Grammy nominations, and one Latin Grammy nomination. The Mariachi Divas are a unique, multicultural, all-female ensemble. Their free performance will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Budweiser Stage.

The Gran Jaripeo de Lujo follows in the arena, beginning at 4 p.m. The arena lineup includes 25 torros, plus music by Banda Los Viejones, Banda Arrazadora del Valle, Banda la Maravillosa and Banda Pura Sangre. There is an entrance fee for events in the arena. Concerts on the Budweiser Stage are included with fair admission.

Making a special appearance at the Tulare County Fair’s dieciséis de Septiembre celebration is Lomita Lomeli, the host of “Arriba Valle Central,” Univision’s Chanel 21’s popular television show. Meet and greets with Lomeli will be from 4 to 7 p.m. outside the arena. Also joining the celebration will be José Anaya (Jose Al Aire), another popular Univision radio and TV personality. Anaya will be visiting the fair from noon to 1 p.m. and will be Facebook live during his visit.

Tomás Garcilazo, trick rope rider, will perform daily during the fair’s five-day run, including at 12 and 6 p.m. on Sept. 16. Garcilazo is a native of Mexico City and currently a resident of southern California. He was introduced at an early age to his family heritage and tradition of “La Charrería,” which is a skill performed through the generations only by the Mexican Charro. Charros take extreme pride in their highly developed horsemanship and roping abilities.

Dieciséis de Septiembre is one of the most important fiestas of the year in Mexico. “Millions of families celebrate this beautiful fiesta throughout the United States, including in Tulare County,” said Pamela Fyock, chief executive officer of the Tulare County Fair. “And what better place to spend the day with family than at Tulare’s fiesta complete with fantastic food, carnival rides, the free Canine Stars dog show, puppet and pirate shows, mariachis, the Gran Jaripeo and more.”

Tickets for the Tulare County Fair, which includes the Mariachi Divas concert, are available online at or at the gates during the fair. Tickets for the Gran Jaripeo are available in advance at and at the fair on the day of the event.

The Tulare County Fair’s mission is to showcase agriculture and create family fun. The five-day fair opens on Sept. 12 and runs through Sept. 16, 2018. The annual celebration includes scrumptious food, celebrity entertainment, interactive children’s activities, hundreds of animals, a wildlife adventure, a thrilling carnival, exciting motorsports, a rodeo, an impressive Junior Livestock Auction and more. The Tulare County Fair has been a community tradition for more than a century. For more information visit #TulareFair2018