The California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 20 regular season rodeos in the US and draws over 600 of the best cowboys and cowgirls across America to compete for almost $400,000 in prize money and the coveted gold and silver Salinas belt buckle. This annual event also draws over 50,000 fans to the Salinas Sports Complex each year to see action-packed rodeo events such as bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and more. The track that surrounds the arena is also full of action, including horse races, specialty performances, barrel racing, mutton busting and several other crowd-pleasing events. It is truly a unique event.
World famous trick roper Tomas Garcilazo will perform in 2019 and there will be wild chuck wagon races daily as well.