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After a recommendation from the California Rodeo’s COVID-19 Response Committee, the Executive Board voted unanimously to postpone the 111th California Rodeo Salinas from July 15-18 to September 23-26, 2021. The Professional Bull Riding will take place Wednesday, September 22nd.

“The current COVID-19 situation in Monterey County and the Central Coast and new guidance from state and local governments have led us to believe that postponing our Rodeo is the right thing to do at this time,” said Rodeo President Dave Pedrazzi.

Details about tickets and more will be communicated when they are solidified and the COVID-19 Response Committee will continue to evaluate other events that the California Rodeo Association hosts. The COVID-19 Response committee meets regularly to review new information regarding the virus.

The California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top ten rodeos in the U.S. for professional rodeo contestants as well as an economic driver for the local community, creating over $11 million in economic impact in just one week. This includes donations to local non-profits who work during our events to earn money for their programs.

Ongoing updates can also be found at or by following @carodeosalinas on social media.

(Press release courtesy of California Rodeo Salinas.)