California Rodeo Salinas: Oldest Running Rodeo in California


Each year, the California Rodeo Salinas draws visitors from throughout California and beyond. 

It’s a family-friendly event, but it’s also a true rodeo that features bucking broncos in a rodeo ring and both ranch and Western competitions such as lassoing, roping, barrel racing, bulldogging and more.

The California Rodeo Salinas is the oldest running rodeo in the state of California, and one of the largest national rodeos. It has over 100 years of tradition and history, full of cowboy hats, country music, and more fun than you can shake a stick at!

This year’s festivities kick off on Thursday, September 23 with a kickoff party complete with Western-themed games for kids. 

The following days till Sunday, September 26, 2021, will be filled with various activities, including live performances by famous actors, portraying historical figures.

You will also keep busy with the different rounds of rodeo, often beginning at noon. Afterwards, you can always stick around and hang out with everyone else.

Why not make a weekend out of it? There are many hotels nearby that offer free shuttles to and from the Rodeo.

This is a chance to have a fun weekend with the whole family and friends and enjoy the moments of excitement.

Besides, the event is often graced by a variety of celebrities and you might just get lucky and spot one of your favorites.

Looking for where to eat after the Rodeo?

After the event, you can always grab something from one of the nice restaurants serving fresh Californian dishes. One of the most visited and talked about places is the Montrio Bistro.

Montrio Bistro offers a unique experience of dining in a dimly lit set up with extraordinary food and wine experience, so it’s no wonder why they’re turning heads of both locals and visitors. 

With such an intense focus on atmosphere, it is easy to overlook the delicious cuisine served at Montrio but wait till you have a taste for yourself.

The menu changes constantly, but expect to find classic dishes like their gnocchi, beef filo with fries and shallot cream sauce, as well as more trendy options like kale salad with blue cheese dressing and jalapeño bacon-wrapped dates .

What better way to end a beautiful and fun day than with a nicely prepared dish, in an elegantly decorated Bistro? Click here to get more information on the restaurant.