100th California Rodeo Salinas
Thursday, July 15, 2010 to Sunday, July 18, 2010
6:00 PM to 05:00 PM
100th California Rodeo Salinas July 15-18, 2010
1034 N. Main St. Salinas, CA 831.775.3100,info@carodeo.com

Celebrate 100 Years of Tradition as the annual California Rodeo Salinas kicks off on Thursday July 15th. The best cowboys and cowgirls will keep the arena busy as they compete for big prize money and coveted gold buckles. Action will be up close on the Toyota Tundra Instant Replay Screen during the 4 day show featuring bull riding, trick riding, clowns, the One Arm Bandit and more. In 2010 Thursday & Friday night shows start at 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 1:15pm.

Here is the rest of Rodeo Week Schedule:
Rodeo Activities
Cowboys & Cabernet
Friday, July 9, 2010
5:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Cowboys & Cabernet-Poetry & Wine Tasting featuring Baxter Black Friday July 9, 2010

Sherwood Hall, info@carodeo.comhttp://www.carodeo.com

The 2010 Cowboy Poetry Celebration will be held Friday night, July 9th to help kick off the biggest Big Week ever. Baxter Black, renowned Cowboy Poet, will headline the show with Dave Stamey opening with an acoustic guitar performance. The doors will open at 5pm with a barbecue available for purchase (price tba); attendees can also taste wine and receive a souvenir wine glass with the 100th California Rodeo commemorative logo for $10. The main event starts at 6pm with an open mic session and tickets for this portion of the event at $40 per person. Call 800-549-4989 for tickets.

Kiddie Kapers Parade
Saturday, July 10, 2010
6:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Kiddie Kapers Parade, SATURDAY July 10, 2010
The annual Kiddie Kapers Parade, in its 80th year, will take place on Saturday July 10th as the lead in to the Colmo del Rodeo Parade. Kids will line up at the Recreation Center in Salinas and the parade will start at 6:30pm with judging beginning at 5pm. The theme is “100 Years of Big Hats and Buckaroos”.

Colmo del Rodeo Parade
Saturday, July 10, 2010
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Colmo del Rodeo Parade July 10, 2010, 8pm
Old Town Salinas, info@carodeo.com
The Colmo Parade will grace the streets of Old Town Salinas and commemorate what was once the greatest parade of the West! As the California Rodeo was first produced in 1911, so was the first informal night parade. The parade was organized by local townsfolk, and included decorated automobiles that would drive down Main St. Salinas to wrap up Big Week festivities. Later in 1913 the parade was formalized. At this time the “Colmo del Rodeo” was recognized as the largest and greatest night-lighted parade west of the Mississippi. Sadly, after the 1985 Big Week, the Colmo was eliminated from Rodeo activities, though a few years later in 1987 it was brought back and was a part of the Saturday horse parade. That was the last time the Colmo was held, until now.

The Colmo del Rodeo Parade will take to the streets Saturday night, July 10, 2010. Join us and be a part of history by celebrating 100 years of Tradition with the California Rodeo! NO BLEACHER SEATING-first come, first served as far as curb seating to view the parade.

Salinas & Monterey Chamber Mixer
Monday, July 12, 2010
5:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join the Salinas Valley & Monterey Peninsula Chambers of Commerce with the Rodeo Association as they kick off the Biggest BIG Week ever as part of the Centennial Celebration in 2010. The Mixer is held in the Bull X-ing Cantina at the North end of the main grandstands at the Salinas Sports Complex (1034. N. Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906). Details to be announced.

DVD Premier Event
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
7:00 PM to 07:30 PM
7pm, Tuesday July 13th at Sherwood Hall in Salinas

As a special part of the Centennial Celebration, we are working with the Monterey County Office of Education to put together a commemorative DVD talking about the 100 Years of Tradition of the Rodeo. This DVD will include oral histories of local Directors & Past Presidents of the organization, former Sweethearts, Rodeo Announcers and Contestants as well as historical still photos and video clips. Net proceeds will benefit the Rodeo’s college scholarship program. DVDs will be available for purchase for $20. Event tickets are $15 and include wine tasting and dessert.

Cowboy Shoot Out
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
7:00 AM to 02:00 PM
20th Annual Cowboy Shoot Out
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

7a.m. Cowboy Breakfast – 8a.m. Sharp Shotgun Start
Four-person Scramble
Awards Barbecue immediately following on Director’s patio at Rodeo Grounds

Entries limited to first 144 paid entrants
Cost:  $150 per person

Includes: Full Breakfast, 1/2 cart, Steak Barbecue, Tee Prizes and More


Call 831-775-3100 for info or download an entry form at


Professional Bull Riding
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
7:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Professional Bull Riders July 14, 2010

1034 N. Main St. Salinas, CA 831.775.3100, info@carodeo.com

The Professional Bull Riders Challenger Tour Event starts at 7pm (gates open at 5pm); The toughest sport on earth comes to Salinas for its 10th consecutive year on Wednesday July 14th. Join us for non-stop bullriding action. Seat prices range from $10 for children’s grandstands to $75 for track seating. Visit http://www.carodeo.com or call 831-549-4989 for tickets.

Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon
Thursday, July 15, 2010
11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
The California Rodeo Salinas will start its own Hall of Fame in 2010. Other prestigious rodeos such as the Pendleton Round Up and Cheyenne Frontier Days already have Hall of Fame programs that honor those that have contributed to their organization or excelled at their events. The California Rodeo Salinas Hall of Fame will strive to preserve the heritage, history and traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas along with showcasing individuals, organizations and livestock whose distinctive contributions to the California Rodeo Salinas have helped keep the traditions of the West alive.

Ticket prices for the 1st annual induction will be $30.00 each and include lunch and drinks. The luncheon will take place on the Director’s Patio at the Salinas Sports Complex from 11:30 to 1:30pm on Thursday July 15th. Call 831-775-3102 or 831-775-3185 to reserve your seat or table for this memorable event.

Centennial Rodeo Music Stampede
Saturday, July 17, 2010
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Centennial Rodeo Music Stampede

Starring Dwight Yoakam with guests Miss Willie Brown, The Bell Brothers & Michael James Martin

Get ready to do a little Honky Tonkin’ in honor of One Hundred Years of Tradition at the California Rodeo Salinas. Saturday July 17th, 2010 the California Rodeo Association presents the Centennial Rodeo Music Stampede starring Dwight Yoakam with Miss Willie Brown, The Bell Brothers and Michael James Martin at Salinas Municipal Stadium next to the Salinas Sports Complex. VIP tickets are $47 each and General Admission tickets are $22 each (plus $3 per ticket facility fee. Concert gates open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 18th at 10am at the Salinas Sports Complex Box Office at 1034 N. Main Street in Salinas for walk ups or 800-549-4989 for phone orders and online at Tickets.com.