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Fall Round Up Festival

The California Rodeo Salinas will host the second annual Fall Round Up Festival at the Salinas Sports Complex October 12th-15th.

Purchase tickets online today.

Join us for a carnival, pumpkin patch, food, drinks, live music, games, and more fall fun. The event is presented by Brent Eastman Insurance Services, Inc.

If you plan to come in costume, please scroll down to the costume guidelines below.

There is NO RODEO during this event; it is produced by the California Rodeo Association.

Open daily:*
Thursday, October 12th - 4pm to 10pm
Friday, October 13th - 4pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 14th - 12pm to 10pm
Sunday, October 15th - 12pm to 6pm

*Tickets sold from opening to until 90 minutes prior to close.

*Entry closes 1 hour prior to close.

*Last carnival rides are 15 minutes prior to close.

$12 for Adults (13+)
$7 for Kids (12-2)
Under 2 is free

Carnival Wristbands:
$30 + fees for pre-sale unlimited ride wristbands before October 12th
$40 + fees for onsite unlimited ride wristbands

Free parking (see map on the right - keep scrolling)


There will be a satellite pumpkin patch for The Patch on River Road onsite at the south end of the complex with pumpkin transfer service back to the parking lot. The pumpkin patch will be open during operating hours October 12th-15th.

{Pumpkins are not included with the price of admission}

The Pumpkin Patch is presented Carlon's Fire & Safety.

The pumpkin shuttle is presented by MY Cars.


Purchase a pumpkin on-site and enjoy complimentary (washable) paints in the kids' area to decorate your pumpkin while you are here.


  1. Expo Wheel
  2. EKG
  3. Rip Cord
  4. Starship
  5. Scooters
  6. Magic Dragon
  7. Slide
  8. Crystal Lil's
  9. New York
  10. Swinger
  11. MGR
  12. Ski Doo
  13. Sky Fighter
  14. Wrecking Ball
  15. Speed boats
  16. Loop-O-Plane
  17. Pirates Cove
  18. Viper (TBD)
Height requirements and more information can be found here: https://woldamusements.com/rides. Some rides allow kids to be accompanied by an adult, but there aren't many rides for smaller children (under 3) and there are no refunds for carnival wristbands.

*Rides subject to change


Heart Bank Deposits will provide a photo booth on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th. Be sure to commemorate your trip to the Fall Round Up Festival with a complimentary photo booth photo.


There will be a Kids' Activity Area sponsored by Black Bear Diner to have fun (included with admission) at the south end of the midway. The area will include inflatables, giant bubbles, face painting, and more.

Face painting hours are:*

Thursday, October 12th 5pm-8pm
Friday, October 13th 5pm-8pm
Saturday, October 14th 12:30pm-5pm
Sunday, October 15th 12:30pm-5pm

*Times are subject to change.


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Purchase one (1) kids’ meal at Elli’s Great American Restaurant or Black Bear Diner and receive one (1) kids' general admission (ages 2-12) voucher for the Fall Round Up Festival. Voucher must be redeemed at the Salinas Sports Complex Ticket Office only. Voucher CANNOT be used to upgrade ticket. Subject to availability. Good only for the following dates, Thursday, October 12th, Friday, October 13th, Saturday, October 14th, and Sunday, October 15th, 2023. The Ticket Office opens at 4pm on October 12th. The Ticket Office opens at 4pm on Thursday, October 12th.


We will have a costume contest for children daily at the Fall Round Up Festival. The rules and times are listed here:

  • Ages newborn – 12 years old
    • 1st-3rd place for newborn - six years old
    • 1st-3rd place for seven years old 12 years old
  • Thursday & Friday 6pm
  • Saturday 2pm & 6 pm (we added the 6pm contest)
  • Sunday 4pm (NEW TIME!)
  • At the Stage in the middle of the midway
  • Check in 15 minutes before the start of the contest
  • Costume Policy in effect (see guidelines below)
The Costume Contest is presented Joy-Per's Shoes & Clothing.

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Until October 11th for $30 + fees. On October 12th wristbands will be $40 + fees.



Food Vendors

  • Sabor Latin Fusion
  • Ivan’s Baked Potatoes
  • Showoff Barbecue
  • Capitol Concessions
  • Lupita’s Carnitas
  • Kuki’s LLC
  • Barbacoas Hueramo
  • Café Con Leche
  • Faby’s Creations
  • Fruit Rider
  • Oli’s Cheesesteaks


The Edge Band will play on Thursday, October 12th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
The Money Band will play on Friday, October 13th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Kindred Soul Band

The Kindred Soul Band will play on Saturday, October 14th from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Samz School of Rock

Samz School of Music will play Sunday, October 15th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

The Entertainment Stage is presented by Sturdy Oil.


Photo by Ronnie Esparza 

Costume guidelines for ALL AGES:

  • The Fall Round Up Festival is a family-focused event; all costumes must be appropriate for children of all ages.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, suggestive, objectionable, obscene, or violent.
  • Costume props are strongly discouraged and may be prohibited from entry.
  • Costumes may not contain any props or accessories that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • No sharp or pointed objects or materials that could injure other guests.
  • No costume masks, veils, long trains, or live animals are permitted.
  • All patrons must wear shoes.
  • If a patron is spotted in a costume that is not deemed appropriate, they will be asked to either remove the costume and change into something more appropriate or exit the park.
  • The Rodeo reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse admission to any patron with a costume that it deems is inappropriate or does not conform to these guidelines.
  • A patron wearing a costume may be prohibited from riding some or all carnival rides if the carnival operator determines, in its sole discretion, such costume could be a risk to property or persons.


Brent Eastman Insurance Services
Presenting Sponsor
Carlon's Fire & Safety
Pumpkin Patch Sponsor
Pumpkin Trolley Vehicle Sponsor
Black Bear Diner
Kids' Activity Area
Joy-Per's Shoes & Clothing
Daily Costume Contest Sponsor
Elli's Great American Restaurant
Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
Festival Sponsor
Snow Seed & Supplies Inc.
Festival Sponsor
Sturdy Oil
Entertainment Stage Sponsor
Valley Farm Management
Festival Sponsor
Jack in the Box
Festival Sponsor
Alvarado Street Brewery
Festival Sponsor
Straw Bale Donor


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