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Fight Hunger Night brought 11 Produce Mascots to the Track

SALINAS, CA- July 22, 2016- Night two of the 106th California Rodeo Salinas got two thumbs up from fans. Mutton Busting, fireworks and the Ehcapa Bareback Riders were a big hit. 13,691 people attended to watch the Rodeo and track action. Attendance was up over 511 tickets, or 3.9%, from the Friday performance in 2015. The Produce Mascot Race stole the show on the track to benefit Ag Against Hunger. Mascots from Bengard Ranches, Church Brothers, Dole Fresh Vegetables, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Fresh Express, Naturipe Berry Farms, Ocean Mist Farms, Pacific International Marketing, Tanimura & Antle, Taylor Farms and The Nunes Company bounced down the track on inflatable horses with Church Brothers’ Lettuce Maximus, a repeat champion, taking the glory.

Rodeo action in the arena didn’t disappoint either; full results can be found at; the rodeo results can be found at courtesy of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Don’t miss the Salute to Military Day presented by Tanimura & Antle on Saturday July 23rd or the Pendleton Whisky Day of Champions and Man Up Crusade Day on Sunday July 24th at the Rodeo. Tickets are available at, 1034 N. Main Street or by calling 831-772-6500. Prices are $7 for children, $14 for adult general admission and $20 for adult reserved seats.

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About the California Rodeo

The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 21st-24th, 2016. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns between $200,000 and $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo -Office at 831-775.3100. 'Like' the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

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