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A Message From the Fair Manager

air-time is here – and this year it is ‘Country Nights and Carnival Lights’ as we celebrate the 69th annual Salinas Valley Fair, May 16-19 at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City. The 2013 Fair is packed with entertainment, education, livestock and celebrates our communities’ local talent, abundant agriculture, youth and adult exhibitions and fun, fun, fun! The Fair has all of the traditional fair-time favorites we have come to love, with an extra fun feel this year. While you still get to enjoy the Fair favorites -- corndogs, cotton candy carnival rides and livestock exhibits, get ready for some action as well!! Everybody loves the action of the Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday in the Rava Arena! This year, after the Junior Livestock Auction, head over to the Steinbeck Square for raw force as Vendetta Pro Wrestling makes its second appearance in King City as part of the Salinas Valley Fair. New this year we present the daredevil excitement of Extreme Motocross with two shows on Saturday in the Stampede Arena, followed by the heart pounding action of WGAS Motorsports Hot Rod 4X4 Truck Pull in the Stampede Arena on Sunday. For you thrill seekers, become part of the show by entering your truck in the pull and see if you are tough enough to make it to the end. While you are here, be sure to check out the all-new Passport Adventure in the Expo Building and Gypsy Time Travelers in the Family Area. Stop by the ever popular Happy Day Pony Rides for a leisurely ride, check out Jules Physical Comedy strolling through the grounds, Lanky the Clown and the cute cowboys of Fables Of The West. Catch a ride on Rawhide Ranch Express Trackless Train, and see the furry friends in the Great American Petting Zoo. Then mosey through the beautiful floral exhibits in Garden Lane, the photo displays in Photo Lane and a whole

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farmyard full of fun in the Rava Arena and the Topo Ranch Event Center. Play a game or two in the carnival and win a giant stuffed animal, or experience the thrills of the Butler Amusement’s carnival rides if you dare! Stay and play all day – and don’t miss the exciting nightlife at the Fair with The Grand Wine Tasting in the Expo followed by Cody Beebe and the Crooks in the Longbranch Saloon on Thursday. Terra Bella will be performing in the Longbranch Saloon and Russell Dickerson live in concert on Friday night, followed by the Wild Turkeys on Saturday in the Longbranch and Super Fiesta entertainment featuring Ballet Folklorico Flores De Mi Pais, Trio San Juan, Retonos de Tijuana and Los Dinamicos Del Norte on Sunday. Stroll through the commercial vendors in the Pavilion in search for the perfect treasure, preview the Salinas Valley’s best in local produce on display in the Orradre Building, and see if you agree with the judges’ choices of Best of Show in the Exhibit Buildings. The Salinas Valley Fair is South Monterey County’s premiere event of the summer. Bring the whole family, young and old, for Kids Day on Thursday, Seniors Day on Friday or Armed Forces Day on Saturday. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to enjoy ‘Country Nights and Carnival Lights’ at the Salinas Valley Fair! See you at the Fair, May 16-19!

Sarah Cummings CEO/ Manager Salinas Valley Fair | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Inside Fair Manager Message................................. 3 Fair President’s Message.............................. 5 Miss Salinas Valley Fair Welcome................ 6 Russell Dickerson(Music)............................. 7 Just $5 till 5 Thursday at the Fair.................. 7 Vendetta Pro Wrestling................................ 8 Monster Energy Free Style Mx Tour............ 11 Hot Rod Truck Pulls................................... 14 Smith Alley(Music).................................... 16 Amateur Talent Contest.............................. 17 Gypey Time Travelers................................. 17 Cody Bebe and the Crooks (Music)............ 18 Terra Bella (Music)..................................... 18 Wild Turkeys (Music)................................. 18 Passport to Adventure................................ 19 YOSAL Youth Orchestra............................. 21 Louie’s Local Lounge Idol ......................... 21 Grand Tasting............................................ 24

Heritage Foundation.................................. 25 Carnival Rides (Entertainment)..............28-29 Here Comes Jules (Entertainment).............. 30 Lanky the Clown (Entertainment)............... 30 Fables of the West (Entertainment)............. 30 Great American Petting Zoo (Entertainment).33 Trackless Train (Entertainment)................... 33 Championship Timed Event....................... 34 2013 Heritage Animal............................... 35 Livestock Auction...................................... 38 Jr. Fair Board.............................................. 39 Vendors of the Fair..................................... 40 Sunday Entertainment................................ 41 Salinas Valley Fair Board of Directors........ 42 Map........................................................... 44 Trophy and Award Donors....................46-47 Daily Schedules....................................48-49 Official Fair Sponsors................................. 50

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President’s Message – Something for Everyone!


his year’s 69th annual Salinas Valley Fair promises to be a ton of fun in King City. Our theme celebrates our Country roots and the excitement of the carnival, Country Nights and Carnival Lights. The 2013 Fair will run from May 16-19 and promises fun activities for fairgoers of all ages! The Fair will again offer an extended entertainment lineup with great bands to perform for you, Great American Petting Zoo, Junior Livestock Exhibits, Junior Livestock Auction, a talent competition, entertainment in the Longbranch Saloon and new this year – Passport Adventure in the Expo, and Gypsy Time Travelers in the Family Area. What would a Fair be without kids and carnival rides? This year’s Fair begins Thursday, May 16th with Kids Day. To make sure everyone can enjoy the fun, EVERYONE will be admitted to the Fair for $5 until 5 p.m. Thursday, WOW! Thursday will begin with our 4-H and FFA Market Livestock classes. The amazing rides and thrills of the carnival will start Thursday and continue every day of the Fair. Discount all day carnival ride wristbands and pre-sale Fair admission tickets are available at the Fair Office until May 15th. Friday is Seniors’ Day, all seniors 60 and better are admitted free all day. The second day of the Fair continues on with FFA and 4-H Livestock classes, Champion Timed Event Rodeo in the arena and finishes off with country music’s up-and-coming performer, Russell Dickerson on the Steinbeck Stage. You definitely do not want to miss this outstanding entertainment Saturday is Armed Forces Day at the Salinas Valley Fair, and is also the day of our outstanding Junior Livestock

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Auction, the new and exciting Freestyle Motocross in the Stampede Arena and back for the second time, Vendetta Pro Wrestling in the Steinbeck Square. Sunday come and enjoy the Fiesta Day, a full day of Superfiesta entertainment in Steinbeck Square, Hot Rod 4X4 Truck Pull in the Stampede Arena, and of course, all of our daily Fair events and entertainment. Families and friends have come to enjoy celebrating a great family Fair in South Monterey County. Generations of families have raised and exhibited livestock, vegetables, jams and photographs to name a few. The Fair offers the greatest value for you, your family and friends for ALL DAY FUN. No other event can offer so much for such a small price. Of course, the Salinas Valley Fair would not be possible without all the long hours and dedication that it takes to create such an outstanding traditional event. For this I want to take the time to say THANK YOU to the Fair’s Board of Directors, the Fair’s great staff and all of our volunteers. On behalf of the Fair and its Board of Directors, I would like to invite everyone to come down to our little Fair and have a ton of fun with family and friends celebrating Country Nights and Carnival Lights! See you at the fair,

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Miss Salinas Valley Fair, Ashley Jones


elcome. Country Nights and Carnival Lights, that’s what’s happening this year at the 69th annual Salinas Valley Fair. I want to personally invite you to King City from May 16 through the 19th where there will be a little something for everyone. If you’re an animal lover like me, come to the Topo Ranch Event Center and see your local youth competing with their yearly projects in the show ring. Walk through the aisles and visit hundreds of swine and sheep. Feel free to stop by and visit my perfect little pig “Crispy” or come to the Rava Equestrian Arena and get an up close view of all kinds of farm animals. But if that’s not close enough for you, stop by the petting zoo located next to the entrance of the kiddie carnival. Here you won’t hear the usual “don’t feed the animals.” In fact, you can feed them from the palm of your hand. There will be llamas, miniature donkeys, baby animals, and many more that roam free throughout the whole tent. The children will have a blast in the kiddie carnival where they can speed down the tall slide and ride the exciting miniature roller coaster. On your way out the most important decision you will have to make, is what concession concoction you will try? Every year you will find me and my family having one of our favorites, corn dogs. But you don’t have to stop there; you can find ice cream, Slurpee’s, and deep fried anything you can think of! Once you have your snack in hand take a stroll through the pavilion and look at what this year’s vendors have to offer. There will be clothes, crafts and of course every girl’s best friend “Bling.” Next, make sure to visit the Orradre building where they display unique and original arts and crafts from many people across the county. The building is hosted by local 4H-ers who would love to show you around. Then fasten your seat belts because if it’s thrills you’re looking for, we’ve got them. The carnival will not disappoint you with the Zipper, Ferris wheel, and the Graviton. Test your skills with the many games and possibly come home with a new stuffed fury friend. Page 6

Photo by King City Photo Center Finally, some highlights you don’t want to miss. The stampede arena will host many different action-packed events throughout the week such as my favorites, team roping, truck pulls, and the Champion Time Event Rodeo. On the Steinbeck stage there will be the talent contest, and country artist Russell Dickerson. Bring your family and enjoy all these things the fair has to offer. There are great memories to be made. I know that my family and I have made memories that we will never forget. There is no better place to be on a country night under carnival lights than the Salinas Valley Fair. | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Country Sensation Russell Dickerson


rom the modest pews of a West Tennessee church to the gleaming stages of Music City, 25-year-old Russell Dickerson was destined to make his way to the spotlight. And he will be in the spotlight at the Salinas Valley Fair Friday night on the Steinbeck Stage, sponsored by KRKC radio. The show begins at 8. With a musical family background and the natural ability to entertain, Dickerson discovered his love for country music when his family moved to Nashville at the age of ten. “I got my first real hand-made acoustic guitar when I was sixteen,” Dickerson says, “I was so excited, and even though I couldn’t play it yet, I started a band.” Soon after, Dickerson began songwriting and cultivating a live show experience based on influences like Garth Brooks and Keith Urban. “When I write songs,” he says, “I picture looking out at the

audience and not just seeing, but feeling their response. Garth’s shows are like a drama; overflowing with so many emotions. I try to evoke those same kinds of emotions in my songs and then take them full-circle on stage.” With a commanding presence both off and on the stage, the 6’4” Dickerson blends his rich vocal quality with a style all his own. “You’ve gotta’ respect the traditional music while doing your own thing at the same time,” he says. “That’s what’s great about country music – you can do that.” Continually writing, recording, and performing energetic shows, Dickerson has recently signed a publishing deal with one of Nashville’s most successful independent publishers, Combustion Music, along with signing a management deal with Dennis Entertainment, and booking with CAA.

Just $5 till 5 Thursday at the Fair If it ain’t broke, don’t fix It” and that applies to “Only five till five!” The popular promotion is back for this year’s Salinas Valley Fair -- $5 admission till 5 p.m. opening day, Thursday adult admission, usually $8 is only $5 – a savings of nearly 38%. And there’s more! Stop by the fair office and get a Fair Fun Four Pack. No, we aren’t talking beer or soda, we are talking admission tickets. The Fair Fun Four Pack is four admission tickets for just $20. That, too, is a savings of nearly 38% and they can be used any day of the Fair. Now is the time because you can only purchase them pre-fair - until Wednesday, May 15. And while you are at the Fair office, don’t forget those carnival ride wrist band tickets for just $23. They are $28 if you buy them at the fair, so why not get them ahead of time! In addition to saving

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20%, you won’t have to worry about it during the hustle and bustle of the Fair. The carnival ride wrist band tickets are also available at Rabobank in King City, Soledad and Gonzales. In addition, don’t forget the Fair’s Special Days. Thursday is Kids Day with free admission for all children 12 and younger. Friday is Senior Citizen Day with free admission for anyone 60 and older and Saturday is Armed Forces Day with all active military personnel and their dependents admitted free. Fair CEO Sarah Cummings said, “Be sure to get to the fair early each day to take advantage of our cost saving admission promotions and enjoy all of the excitement the fair has to offer.” Gates open at 11 a.m. each day. | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Vendetta Pro Wrestling

hey’re back! Vendetta Pro Wrestling returns to the Salinas Valley Fair with pulse-pounding, high-flying, jaw-jacking, back-breaking pro wrestling Lucha Libre action. The wildly popular event will be in Steinbeck Square, 8 p.m. Saturday night, and it’s free with admission. This year will feature Former WWE superstars Matt Hardy (1 half of the tag team the Hardy Boyz), Chris Masters, and Vendetta Vixens match featuring Reby Sky. Vendetta Pro Wrestling’s form of pro wrestling and entertainment from the opening bell to the main event will leave fans hungry for more Vendetta Pro action. “Fair-goers loved this high-energy, action-packed show last year and we are delighted to be able to bring them back,” said Sarah Cummings, SVF CEO. “Having it on the main stage has expanded the venue and we have ramped up a notch or two. Don’t miss it!” Vendetta Pro wrestling was originally founded under the name Pro Wrestling Unplugged, licensed as a West Coast extension of the Pro Wrestling Unplugged promotion based in Philadelphia. However, the license was quickly pulled, and shortly thereafter, PWU shut down operations. The now-unnamed West Coast promotion then began using the name Vendetta Pro Wrestling, and focused more on creating their own identity, using a mix of former World

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Wrestling Entertainment talents with wrestlers from the Independent Circuit on the West Coast. Vendetta Pro’s first event was held on July 11, 2009 in Santa Maria, with an 11-match card including an impromptu Battle Royal for the Vendetta Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, which was won by “Sexy” Sean Casey. Vendetta Pro often features “Tri-Force” matches, which are standard three-way elimination matches in which the first fall eliminates one wrestler, reducing the match to a standard one-fall match. Vendetta Pro sanctions a Championship title for these kinds of matches, known as the Vendetta Pro Wrestling Tri-Force Championship. The first Tri-Force Champion was Chimaera, who won the title on May 23, 2010 in Lompoc, California, defeating “Nightclaw” Brian Cage and “Big Nasty” Jason Watts in a tournament final. Vendetta Pro has often featured cast members from the truTV hit television show “Operation Repo,” Matt Burch and Froy Tercero, who serve as executive “enforcers,” as well as lieutenant commissioners themselves. Vendetta Pro was one of the few Wrestling companies in California to introduce Entrance Videos for their live show events. Vendetta Pro events are produced by Christopher “TAK” Clark. | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Saturday Monster Energy Tour


aturday night in the Stampede Arena, the Salinas Valley Fair will feature six of the world’s best motocross riders performing incredible jumps and gravity-defying airborne stunts as they soar 40-feet overhead between takeoff and landing ramps 75-feet apart in a two hour show that challenges even the very best. This amazing and high-powered show is brought to the Fair by, Inc. You’ve seen freestyle motocross on TV – but nothing compares to the thrill of seeing these superstars in action, up close and personal. Watch as they roar up the ramps and launch their powerful 250cc & 450cc motorcycles into the most amazing aerial stunts ever seen – including the “Superman,” Rock Solids, Multi-Back flips, No-footed NacNacs and the famed back-flip “Kiss of Death” (to name but a few). In addition to high-flying dirt bikes, fans can pick-up some sponsor “swag” and score autographs from their favorite superstar riders after the show at the Monster tent. So mark your calendar and bring the kids. Its fun, excitement and “Something for Everyone” at The Salinas Valley Fair! Companies supporting The 2013 Monster Energy Tour, Presented by SMP Clothing, include:, General Tires , IMS, FMF Racing, GPR Stabilizers, Race Tech, UNI, PJ1, Dragon, OGIO, Etnies, HJC Helmets, WD 40, SIMPSON, and, Fox Shocks & Yukon Gears, Auto Meter and Hella Inc. Founded in 1997, by SCORE champion off-road rider Marc Burnett,, Inc. is the operator of the world’s largest motocross website (www.freestylemx. com) and today is the largest international organizer and promoter of freestyle motocross, traveling worldwide with the Monster Energy Tour Presented By SMP Clothing – the largest and longest running tour in May 16-19, 2013

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Hot Rod 4x4 Truck Pull


ower packed and tons of fun! While we would never say we’re saving the best for last because all four days of the Salinas Valley Fair are jam packed, BUT Sunday features the return of Hot Rod Trucks, with the arena exploding with thundering engines and spewing dirt for the entire afternoon. The only ones who will have more fun than the drivers is the crowd. And it’s FREE with the price of admission From local street stock 4X4 trucks to the wild hot rod 4X4s. This event offers something for everyone – Ford, Dodge, Chevy – they will all be competing in a contest of raw horse power while pulling a weight transfer sled down the track. The goal is to see who will get the furthest before the weighted sled stops them. Competition is open to the public – whether you have never pulled in your life or if you are a seasoned pro – this is the place to be for fun, excitement and the thrills and spills of Hot Rod Truck Pulling. WGAS Motorsports will be putting on the show and they have a top-notch reputation in the industry. “This event

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was so much fun last year that we just had to bring it back,” said Sarah Cummings, SVF CEO. John Borba, with decades of experience, has produced events across the United States and Canada, as well as overseas, in Japan’s Tokyo Dome. Although most shows are now held in the western states, Borba is working on possible events to be held in China and Malaysia, where motor sports shows are very popular in urban areas. Russia and the United Arab Emirates have also expressed interest in WGAS Motorsports events. Most of those shows feature a whole lot of action on a whole lot of dirt. “Ninety percent of our events are dirt events,” Borba said. This is a must see for anyone who likes a lot of action and a lot of fun. Remember 12:30 p.m. in the area for a good seat with the Hot Rod 4x4 Truck Pull starting at 1. Be there!! For pull entry information call (209) 595-3129 or pick up an entry form from the fair office. Or visit WGAS | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Smith Alley Rocks


ead for the Steinbeck Stage Thursday at 5 p.m. to hear the up-and-coming Alternative rock band from Hollister – Smith Alley. The group won the local Battle of the Bands at San Benito High School in March 2012. Soon after, they won the Songwriter’s Battle at San Benito High and the Santa Cruz Teen Battle of the Bands. The Santa Cruz Public television station invited the band to perform for a public broadcast in September 2012. In October, the band produced a music video, titled “Zombies”, to coincide with Halloween. In January 2013, Smith Alley participated in the Battle of the Bands finals contest held at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco sponsored by Gorilla Productions. The band members ages range from 16 to 20 yearsold consisting of Jesaiah Baer (Lead Vocalist), Alex Sanchez (Lead Guitar), Omar Huweih (Rhythm Guitar), Corey Cota (Bass), Ryan Loomis (Drums), and David Carrig (Rap Vocals). Jesaiah was a recent contestant on American Idol in 2013 and was famously interrupted by a fire alarm while auditioning in front of the judges on The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. (Viewable on YouTube, com/watch?v=zdw3SBqf7n8) Smith Alley’s performances contain all original songs written by band members. Smith Alley’s music can be categorized as rock alternative with a slight jazz influence. Their strength in songwriting and musical talent will not disappoint you. Smith Alley also has established a widespread online fan base by taking full advantage of multiple avenues of exposure. FaceBook, ReverbNation, Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, and a personalized website ( Take a look and them come to the Salinas Valley Fair to see Smith Alley up close and personal. | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Amateur Talent Contest Thursday night


here are scads of talent shows on television these days, but long before America Has Talent and American Idol, the Salinas Valley Fair hosted its own talent show and the run continues with the Salinas Valley Fair Amateur Talent Show Thursday night of the Fair at 7 on the Steinbeck Stage. This is a show that packs in the crowd and for very good reasons! The purpose of the annual Amateur Talent show is to discover and present the top amateurs in Monterey County with cash prizes. There will be $1,200 awarded to the winners with competition in two divisions, vocal and dance, $300 for first, $200 for second and $50 each for third and fourth place in each division. Contestants in the finals will be judged on Talent (60 percent), Overall Performance, (25 percent), and Stage Presence (15 percent.) This event is wildly popular because these are some very talented acts. Come by the Steinbeck Stage and see for yourself.

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t may be the most unique combination of talent and subject matter on the fair tour. Gypsy Time Travelers blend vaudevillian entertainment and blacksmithing – yep, blacksmithing into a blend of storytelling and education. Michel Olson at age 25 just might be the youngest master blacksmith in America and makes four to 25 items on his anvil each show which he gives away. But it’s not just blacksmithing. While he uses brute strength to shape the iron his wife Christy Horne wraps mystical tales of yesteryear to the anvil accompaniment. Look for Florence, their recreational castle and settle in for some great entertainment. | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Long Branch: Live on Stage

The Long Branch is the spot to get a tall, cool one and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to listen to music, really good LIVE music.

Cody Beebe and the Crooks – Thursday, 8 p.m. Bound by their collective roots in Central Washington and Washington State University, Cody Beebe & The Crooks began performing together in February of 2009 in Seattle. The band spent the following subsequent three years exploring music together and discovering what CBC was to become. The band calls it Roots Rock; some radio gurus have dubbed it Progressive Americana, and others have said “Steve Earle meets Pink Floyd.” Musically, strong elements of gritty blues, classic rock, country, and funk are obvious. More subtle are the splashes of jazz, R&B, and metal. Sometimes soaring above, sometimes smoothly crooning, sometimes twanging, and always deeply emotionally invested, their melodies and lyrics soulfully unite the sound. If their genre can’t be easily named, that says nothing of its approachability and timelessness. Since the release of their debut album, “Friends of the Old Mill,” Cody Beebe & The Crooks have been touring vigorously and have played a number of festivals and fairs from Washington to New York. They will be at the Salinas Valley Fair Thursday at 8 in the Long Branch. Come by and listen.

Wild Turkeys – Saturday, 8 p.m.

On a cool October afternoon in 2006, Matt and Greg jammed for the very first time. Greg was playing a set of drums he had just bought on craigslist and Matt was playing a small $50 travel guitar his mom had gotten him for camping trips. They sounded horrible, but for some reason it felt right. Half way through the incoherent mess, they couldn’t help but notice a flock of wild turkeys congregating outside the window of Gregs Corral de Tierra house. The curious birds were attracted to the peculiar sound and they stayed until the last song had been played. Matt made the mistake of turning to Greg and saying, “If we ever start a band we should name ourselves Wild Turkeys after our first loyal fans.” They both agreed it was a terrible idea. Not long after their first meeting, things began to evolve and take shape, and the name stuck. Jack, Rob and James joined in

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Terra Bella – Friday, 9 p.m. Terra Bella is “the” country act to watch coming out of California. Their songs tell the story of falling in love, good times, heartbreak and the country way of life. The husband and wife duo have shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in the industry such as Blake Shelton, Lee Brice, Trace Adkins, Gary Allan and Montgomery Gentry. Terra Bella is currently on the road and recording new material and one of its stops is the Salinas Valley Fair on the Long Branch stage Friday at 9.

and the band was complete and the name Wild Turkeys stuck. An old-school rock sound with an energetic, youthful vibe; that’s what characterizes the Wild Turkeys’ live performance. Covering classic rock standards from the ‘60s to the ‘90s, Rolling Stones to Judas Priest, the Wild Turkeys are less interested in breaking new ground as they are in treading familiar territory in a brand new pair of snakeskin boots. This is fun dancin’ music for the raucous bar crowd, nothing pretentious or artsy, just goodtime tunes that appeal to music fans spanning several decades. The Wild Turkeys want to party with you, and you, and you and the Salinas Valley Fair Saturday night at 8 on the Long Branch stage! | A publication of South County Newspapers

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In the Expo Building

Passport to Adventure


ow many places can you have a hands-on musical adventure and an adventure land of exotic animals – close up and personal? Stop by the Expo Building and let your youngsters experience both in the widely acclaimed Passport to Adventure. “Passport to Adventure” includes exotic instruments -stringed, chimes, drums, rain sticks and more from different parts of the world, hands-on fun. Along with the instruments is an exciting adventure trail of live exotic animals that lets youngsters explore South America, Asia, Egypt, Africa, and Australia. It’s a journey of discovery that will give a close up of unique wildlife from different parts of the world as well as a feel for the musical traditions. Mixing sights, sounds and the wonders of wildlife together brings the Salinas Valley Fair a one-of-a-kind exhibit. The expansive and exciting exhibit is a joint venture between Ken McMeans Presents, Pacific Animal Productions, and CRScenery.


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YOSAL Youth Orchestra on stage noon Friday


t’s a group of youth people who play amazing music, but

it is so much more. Come to the Steinbeck Stage Friday at noon and hear the YOSAL Youth Orchestra. Instructor Camilo Ortiz summarized the program, “The music program at YOSAL is an opportunity for children to believe in themselves and find their potential. YOSAL represents for them a break from the outside world; from the pressure of school; from family problems; and from social issues that are present in the community. When they enter the door at a YOSAL facility, they are part of a team, an orchestra and every single one of them is an important element of it. Even the most behavioral challenging students change with time, once they realize their abilities, talent, and the joy of playing music. This is reflected back into the community, with proud parents, relatives and outsiders that understand and participate into this process. Music through the YOSAL orchestral program is bringing social transformation to the very front of our eyes.” The program in the Salinas program reaches out to scores of children. In South County there are also dozens of children who come every day after school to learn music, do their homework and be in a safe nurturing environment.

Every child is welcome and encouraged. Eventually there will be a system of quality youth orchestras making music throughout the Central Coast. The hard work these children put in and the love they develop for music will open many doors for their future. “Music has to be an agent of social development in the highest sense because it transmits the highest values--solidarity, harmony, mutual has the ability to unite an entire community, “ said Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu, founder, El Sistema in Venezuela. YoSal objectives: •To encourage children’s participation in musical training and to improve their musical performance abilities •To foster the development of children’s social skills and values that contribute to success in school and in society •To support the development of children’s school readiness and academic development •To encourage positive decision-making •To promote parents engagement in program and community activities. Stop by and see these youngsters on stage, making beautiful music.

Louie’s Local Lounge Idol Friday at 3 KC 102 is committed to making the almost famous…Famous. And that has been going on for weeks at the King City radio station on Louie’s Local Lounge Idol. Finalists from the popular new program will perform Friday afternoon at 3 on Steinbeck Stage in front of music promoters, booking agents and a crowd of judges – not to mention the cheering and adoring crowd. Some of the artists – but certainly not all – include Tom Faia (Pacific Grove), Steven Sweet and the Chiefs of Ten (Lockwood-Bradley), Don Lampson (Santa Margarita) and Michael Annoti (Salinas). Not that they will make it into the final round, but as of press time they are still in the running. Be sure and stop by the Steinbeck Stage Friday afternoon at 3. May 16-19, 2013 | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Grand Tasting of fine wines Thursday night


hat an opportunity for fine wine and fabulous food. That’s the Monterey Wine Competition’s Grand Tasting, held opening night of the fair,

Thursday in the Expo Building from 6-8:30. The featured wines are the finest from the annual contest that is held in March, the Monterey Wine Competition. The award-winning wines are then showcased each year at the Grand Tasting. Not only are delicious wines served that night, but attendees are also treated to mouth-watering appetizers and lots of good company. Presale Tickets are $25 and include admission to the Fair. The advance tickets are available in the Fair Administration Office until May 15th. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but do not include fair admission. A variety of wineries will be represented with sampling for any palate. Included are many medal winners – red, white, rosé, sweet and sparkling. And the appetizers, well, let’s just say you probably won’t need dinner...but it’s the Fair, so you’ll probably grab some yummy Fair food anyway! Come by and taste some of the agricultural heritage of the Valley -- fabulous wines and glorious food. To see the wines that participated in this year’s Monterey Wine Competition go to or www.montereywinecompetition. com. Page 24 | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Heritage Foundation ramrods campaign for new entry office and bathrooms By JESSICA HARRIS Now approaching its 13th year of operations, the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation, more than 225 members strong, continues to stay true to its mission statement, “to preserve and enrich the heritage of the Salinas Valley Fair and showcase agricultural industries to the community.” Following the mission statement, the Heritage Foundation embarked on a new project, rising to meet the ever evolving needs of the Salinas Valley Fair and Fairgrounds, helping to break ground on the new Shelly Watts Entry office and bathrooms/showers. “The bathrooms are a welcome addition to the Fairgrounds,” said Alex Romans, Heritage Foundation President. “They will be an essential part of the exhibitor experience during the annual Fair, but they will also allow for more interim events and helping to fund year-round operations at the Fairgrounds.” To help support the bathroom project construction, the Heritage Foundation once again turned to Rich Casey to lead the Capital Campaign Committee. Although the bathrooms will be complete prior to Fair, the capital campaign committee is actively seeking donations to help raise the remaining funds needed. If you would like to donate to the Capital Campaign committee, please contact Rich Casey at caseyr@ The Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation is lucky to have many of their members support their numerous events throughout the year as well as support the Heritage Hospitality Run during the annual Fair. Each year, the Foundation holds a packet pick up party for members to come and enjoy each others company – letting them catch up with old friends and make new ones that they can reconnect with at the Fair a month later. May 16-19, 2013

Sarah Cummings, Salinas Valley Fair CEO; Burt Silva (left), SVF Board President; and Alex Romans, SVF Heritage Foundation President, take a look at the Shelly Watts entry office and bathroom/shower complex as the final touches are completed. The Live Auction at the Salinas Valley Fair Kick Off Dinner Dance has also been a great source of fundraising and community support for the Heritage Foundation. Each year, the foundation offers once- in- a-lifetime experiences from Super Bowl parties to progressive dinners and prime rib dinners for community supporters and their friends. This interaction with the Heritage Foundation membership and Board of Directors strengthens community bonds and allows people to see a different side of the Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation also enjoys success and community support with the annual fundraiser Polenta and Stew Feed held in December. In 2012, more than 600 community members came out to support the event which includes dessert auction, toy drive and appearance from Santa Claus. The Polenta and Stew Feed has become a must-attend event with people driving for miles to get a taste of the famous South County polenta and stew. As with all organizations and events, the Heritage Foundation must credit its success to the membership and Board of Directors. Without their support, most of their events would not happen. Even though many of the Heritage Foundation Board Members have served more than 5 years on the board, they continually bring new members to the board and into the organization, helping to grow and evolve along with the needs of their membership. Mere thanks are not enough for the enormous community support throughout the last 13 years. Because of that support there are two landmark barns and a brand new entry office and bathroom facility at the Salina Valley Fair. The Heritage Foundation Board of Directors looks forward to our next project and what the next 13 years will bring. | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Carnival Lights – nights and days too!


ow perfect is this year’s theme – Country Nights and Carnival Lights! The carnival has always been the center of attraction and action! Whirl and dip and turn and speed at the carnival at the Salinas Valley Fair. Shrieking and twirling and upside down riding – day and night. It’s all part of the fun. As always Butler Amusements has some great thrill rides. With names like Sky Diver, Himalaya, Ring of Fire, Century Wheel, Flying Swinger, Zipper, Tornado, Graviton, Windsurfer, Scramble, Flying Swinger, U-Toob Funhouse, Moonwalk Funhouse and the Zillerator Roller Coaster, carnival fans will be in for a treat. The Kiddie Carnival has its venue, right along Division Street. Included this year in the rides for the younger fairgoers are Rock ‘n’ Tug, Quad Runner, Big Foot Trucks, Berry Go Round, 1st Squadron, Orient Express and Lolli Swing, the slide and much more awaits even the youngest ride. This year there are the Jeeps and Dino from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. And of course, no carnival would be complete without a Grand Carousel. The Carnival opens 3 p.m. Thursday and noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pay One Price Wristbands are available on site each day of the fair for $28 and can also be purchased in advance for a discounted price of $23 at the King City, Soledad and Gonzales Rabobank branches and at the fair administration office. Individual ride coupon prices available on site: 1 coupon for $1; 24 coupons for $20; 80 coupons for $50. Rides take 3-5 coupons each. All riders must have coupons or a band. Page 28 | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Grounds acts

These fabulous acts are performing and providing entertainment every day of the Fair.

LOOK OUT!! HERE COMES JULES... The crowds love this guy! Jules Ross is an award-winning physical comedian who has spent over 20 years creating laughter. Best known for his performances on Venice Beach, California Jules was recently featured in “Venice Beach Heart & Soul,” a book highlighting 30 years of Venice Beach street performers

where he is recognized for his talent and legendary status as a street performer. Jules combines his classical mime training/clowning with a lightningfast shadowing technique to produce a powerful physical comedy routine. His humor is reminiscent of Chaplin/ Marceau and his style professional.

LANKY THE CLOWN So what’s not to like about a clown – a really good clown? For the first time Lanky will be on grounds entertaining youngsters of all ages. He has been everywhere, from private clubs to county and state fairs and festivals across North America to International Fairs (Japan). In addition, international goodwill clowning tours and church clowning are part of his dedication to the art.

He has repeatedly toured Russia and Guatemala, and has toured Afghanistan and Cambodia as part of an International Coalition of Clowns put together by renowned medical doctor, Patch Adams - yes the same Patch from the famed movie. Watch out for Lanky but if you don’t find him, he will undoubtedly find you!


Get ready to ride with the biggest little cowboys on the Old West trail. If you’re coming to the fair in 2013, you’re sure to get a ‘kick’ from the Fables of The West gang and their trusty steeds, so popular last year they were asked to perform again at this year’s fair. The cowboy comedy team (often referred to as “the little cowboys on the little horses”) has, in just 12 years’ time, performed at over 600 fairs and events from Alaska to Florida to Texas to their home state of California. And just what is it these ‘Fables’ cowboys do? “Its high energy and interactive, and we try to involve fair Page 30

guests by literally making them the main focus of the show,” says Ken McMeans, owner and founder of the Fables team. The group is actually labeled as a strolling grounds actnever really having a specific show time nor needing (or wanting) to be on a stage (“too far away from the crowd,” says Ken). “I guess I should give some credit to the horses we ride (‘faux’ Muppet-like miniatures), though they seem to sometimes steal our thunder.” Ken points out that every show is different and fresh, because, after all, the majority of it is improv. “We mostly make it up on the spot as we go along.” | A publication of South County Newspapers

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been entertaining and educating at fairs and festivals through America for more than 25 years with their petting zoo - and pony ride. They have never strayed from the basic principles of professionalism, presentation, dignity, cleanliness, and excellent customer service. Head on over to the Petting Zoo and see some of your favorite fuzzy friends!


Always a favorite! Kids love to see animals up close and personal and the Petting Zoo is the place for them at the Fair. And it’s free to all fair-goers. Since 1983, the Great American Animal Entertainment Company has been providing the highest quality petting zoos and pony rides to state and county fairs, rodeos, schools, and private events across the country. It’s an entertaining and educational experience for each and every person who enters the gates at the Salinas Valley Fair. David, his wife Dianne, and their amazing team have May 16-19, 2013

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Champion Timed Event Rodeo

t’s all against the clock! And it’s for the grownups! This year the Salinas Valley Fair will host the Champion Timed Event Rodeo Association in the Stampede Arena. This Association was organized for participants who are over 40 years of age and still love to rodeo. Riding against the same age groups gives them a chance to continue to contend in a sport they love with a great competitive opportunity The rodeo gallops off at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Competitive

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events include the always-popular Barrel Racing, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Ribbon Roping and Ladies & Men’s Breakaway. Come and check it out to see some of your locals competing in the sport they love. Entries open May 13 and you can call 559-688-7245 to enter and for information. | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Dianey Duran, Gonzales FFA, raises 2013 Heritage Animal


ianey Duran of Gonzales FFA will be in the fair exhibiting the 2013 Heritage animal, a market hog. It will be the last hog for the Junior Livestock Auction and proceeds benefit the SVF Heritage Foundation. She was chosen as the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation 2013 Livestock Scholarship winner in December. Duran, a senior at Gonzales High School, was chosen from a pool of extremely qualified applicants through an application and interview process. “Our whole committee was very impressed by Dianey’s charisma and commitment to her FFA Chapter,” said Ralph Rianda, Heritage Foundation Livestock Scholarship Committee Chair. “Dianey also is committed to the Salinas Valley Fair and Monterey County Fair through her participation in the junior fairboard.” As part of her application, Duran expressed a feeling of pride in being the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation Livestock Scholarship winner, not only for herself, but the FFA chapter where she currently serves as the President. “I would be extremely honored to be selected to raise the Salinas Valley Fair livestock scholarship animal and set an example for the Gonzales FFA chapter.” As the scholarship recipient, Duran receives a $1,500 scholarship, a $500 cash prize and will have all the expenses for her animal, including purchase and feed will be paid for by the Heritage Foundation. Duran will be raising a hog for the 2013 Heritage Animal, which will then be sold to benefit the Heritage Foundation during the Salinas Valley Fair Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, May 18. Green Valley Farm Supply in Gonzales, is also donating all the feed and supplies for the raising of the Heritage animal. If you would like to become a buyer for the Heritage

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Animal or would like to contribute to the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation, please contact the Salinas Valley Fair office at 831-385-3243 or visit

Dianey Duran of Gonzales FFA has raised the Heritage hog for the 2013 Salinas Valley Fair. She was selected from many qualified applicants for the scholarship.

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Junior Livestock Auction all day Saturday

ore than $1.5 million. That’s how much the 2012 Junior Livestock Auction buyers paid for the more than 800 animals that went through the ring. “I never cease to be amazed how much support our 4-H, FFA and independent exhibitors earn,” said Nate Holaday, longtime fair director and organizer of the Junior Livestock Auction. “Every year we seem to top the previous year and last year was no exception. I can’t thank our buyers enough!” That tradition will continue Saturday morning at 8AM sharp in the Rava Arena when the first hog goes through the ring. Last year’s auction generated just over $1.5 million, paid to the youth exhibitors. There are about 900 animals that will go through the auction ring and if everything runs like clockwork, the auction should be finished by early evening. New this year - market animals will be sold in two auction rings. The Sale will begin with hogs sold simultaneously in Auction Rings A and B concluding with the Heritage Hog, followed by a buyer’s lunch provided by American Ag Credit. The Auction will resume to sell Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Animals of each species in Auction Ring A. The Sale of Champions will be followed by heifers selling in Ring A and meat goats selling in Ring B. The Auction will conclude with market lambs selling simultaneously in Auction Rings A and B. The new auction format is done with hopes that the addition of the second sale ring will reduce the overall length of the Junior Livestock Auction. Thanks to the buyers, the animals sold bring a good return to the exhibitors who have already spent time in the show ring to have their animals evaluated by the judges. The Junior Livestock Auction, which is broadcast live by KRKC, brings together the efforts of dozens of volunteers and the generosity of many businesses. Staff members from Rabobank are not only ringside, but also work diligently behind the scenes to make sure the checks are available within hours. 101 Livestock auctioneers donate their time. This year King City auctioneer Mackenzie Bailey will again be spending some time behind the microphone, along with Jim Warren, Monty Avery, Mike Johnson, Rodney Bianchi and Mark Wright. American AgCredit sponsors the buyers’ lunch. The breakfast is sponsored by the California Women for Agriculture. Industrial Pump Shop, Mike and Mary Orradre and Rosa’s Catering sponsor the buyers’ reception. In the barn area, volunteers work closely with project leaders and

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exhibitors to make sure the animals are brought into the ring in a timely manner, no mean feat. The ringmen watch closely to catch every bid, begging, and cajoling when necessary, to get the best price for each animal. The auctioneers, in their unique measured cadence, keep the auction moving and make sure the seller and buyer each get their due. “Our volunteers really make the difference,” said Holaday. “With hundreds of animals and exhibitors, it still runs smoothly.” Holaday reminded exhibitors that a great way for them honor their buyers is to support the Heritage Foundation and purchase the very popular buyers cards. “The Heritage Foundation is responsible for our fabulous barns and the new Livestock Office and shower/ bathrooms,” he said. The Salinas Valley Fair and the Junior Livestock Auction Committee work hard to make the process easy for the buyer. If the buyer wishes to resell the animal, he is billed the difference between the price paid and the market price. If the buyer wishes to have the animal slaughtered, a custom marketing service will deliver the carcass to the butcher of the buyer’s choice. The third alternative is live pick-up. The animal will be held at the fairgrounds for the buyer. Come down to the Junior Livestock Auction Saturday,

The Junior Livestock Auction in the Rava Arena attracts hundreds of buyers and supporters all day Saturday. More than 800 4-H and FFA members bring their animals through the ring. | A publication of South County Newspapers

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M AY 1 6 - 19 By SYDNEY TAYLOR Secretary

Some of the members of the Junior Fairboard include: (top, l-r) Rhett Falsey, Ramon Alejandre, Austin Echenique, Montana Wittmann, Lauren Davis, Haylie Sainz, Kirstie Foster, Chase Barbree, Clay Moore, Brady Clifton, Joshua Richardson, Jordan Silva, Kathryn Howard, Mya Martin, (bottom, l-r) Efrin Montez, Sydney Taylor, Channing Moss, Sarah Shepherd, Larissa Perez, Lesly Rodriguez, Karen Ochoa, Austin Foslien, and Colton Stoughton.

Junior Fairboard is Busy The Salinas Valley Fair Junior Fairboard is a youth organization that works and helps out in our community and especially at the fair. Junior Fairboard is happy to announce that it has tripled in size from last year. We work at barrel races and ropings often. Every year we organize a Pedro Party. We get prizes generously donated from local businesses for our Pedro players. We voted that all of our profit from this year’s party would be donated to the Todd Daines Scholarship fund because Todd was our former president. We also assist at the Fair’s tMiss Salinas Valley Fair competition and at the Kick Off dinner. Soon we will be putting four wooden, crazy-looking cows on lawns from Lockwood to Salinas as a fun fundraiser asking for donations to help our organization. The busiest time of year for us is during Salinas Valley Fair. We do an enormous amount of work during the fair, May 16-19, 2013

ranging from helping in the livestock office, to assisting in the animal arenas, with the vegetables and watering flowers. We are very excited and thankful this year because of the new livestock office which will be ready for this year’s fair. Our community gives so much to us, all we want to do is give back. The membership includes Austin Echenique, Austin Foslien, Brady Clifton, Channing Moss, Chase Barbree, Clayton Moore, Gabe Black, Haylie Sainz, Jordan Silva, Joshua Richardson, Karen Ochoa, Kathryn Howard, Kirstie Foster, Larissa Perez, Lauren Davis, Lesly Rodriguez, Maria Meza, Mariah Martin, Michael Krehbiel, Sarah Shepherd, Megan Ramon, Rhett Falsey, Sydney Taylor, Taylor Hurley, Todd Sans, all of King City; Colton Stoughton, Bradley; Zane Care, Lockwood; Efrin Montez, Greenfield; Dianey Duran, Hannah Gardoni, Taylor Rubbo, Gonzales; and Gianna Marci, Montana Wittmann, Ramon Alejandre, Salinas. | A publication of South County Newspapers

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M AY 1 6 - 19 You can find a lot of “unique to fair” items and food at the Salinas Valley Fair. In the Commercial Pavilion are:

A ton of vendors for Fair food, beverage & ‘stuff’ ITEMS


Suncatcher’s, jewelry Action Promotions Purses, Jewelry, home items Across the Prairie State Farm Insurance Anne Olson, State Farm Insurance Custom airbrush t-shirts and items Airbrush Artwerks Antique Pictures Antique Images BBQ Sauce & wallets Klamath River BBQ Children’s pictures Magic Pictures Sport memorabilia Sport Card Emporium Tractors Coastal Tractors Fair souvenirs Dandy Souvenirs Mechanical bull American Bull Riding Tutus & made while you wait bows Raque’ls Hand Crafts Bubble Water Ball Rides Bubble Fun Hello Kitty items, jewelry, toys Kid in A Toy Store CDs, toys, jewelry, bags, t-shirts Dimensions Board Leather Belts,engraved bracelets, etc. JOAT Clothing, hats, bags, jewelry, toys International Treasures Scentsy candles & Products Master Marketing Cell phone accessories Cellular Innovations Sports Memorabilia Sports Card Emporium Jewelry and henna tattoos Pedroza Arts Nuts, candies, pistachios Productos Mexicanos Vargas T-shirts, jewelry, caps, purses Sport Family Fashion Embroidered hats, sun visors, beanies Stitchin Dreams Custom Stickers Stitchin Dreams American jewelry and other items Thunder Fox Traders Steve Bernal for Sheriff Committee to elect Steve Bernal Pony Rides Happy Day Pony Children’s Dentist Central Coast Pediatric Dentistry Jewelry, sandals & metal signs Simply Elegance Hawaiian dress,beach bags, sandals J & J Retail Company Sport Team Apparel & items Locker Room Sports Vault Jeans Vault Denim Wireless service SoMoCo Wireless Sunglasses Trendy Shades Body jewelry, bracelets SoCal Jewels Hats, sweatshirts, fans, etc. Aloha Express Charm bracelets, jewelry Man’s International

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INFORMATION TOO Organizations on grounds to share information include: Central Coast Pediatric Dental Group, Monterey County Child Support Services, Child Evangelism Fellowship, South County Chambers of commerce.

FAIR FOOD There’s nothing better than “fair food.” And the Salinas Valley Fair has a ton of it. Something for everyone. Included this year are: Capital Concessions – Corn dogs, cheese on a stick, cotton candy and drinks Stroud Concessions Castle – hot dogs, corn dogs, nachos, candy apples and caramel corn JLQ Concessions – Mexican food including shrimp cocktails, tostadas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas Jamba Juice - Smoothies & Pirates Booty Baked rice & corn puffs King City Lions Club – Beer King City VFQ – Beer Heritage Foundation – Margaritas Long Branch Saloon – Drinks and live music (21 and older) Gary Morse Concessions – Soft Serve ice cream cones, shakes, sundaes Old West Cinnamon Rolls – Fresh baked cinnamon rolls, frozen & bake at home rolls and drinks Rainbow Concessions – Breakfast, burgers, hot dogs, fries, (by the barns) Big Bubbas BBQ – BBQ beef, pork, sausage, ribs, turkey leg, chicken & breakfast burritos Stroud Ent. – Hamburgers and curly fries West Coast Concessions – Churros and drinks Whitings – Make your own slushies MBM – Funnel cakes with all the toppings Sharp Concepts – Pizza, Sausage, Garlicky Chicken Kabobs & drinks El Taco Bravo – Tacos, burritos, breakfast burritos, quesadillas, sopes & drinks Bayless Concessions – Deep fried vegetables, fish and chips, chicken strips E & J Marketing – Fruit cups, nachos, bionicos TJ’s Espresso - Coffee drinks - hot and cold, fruit bowl, 50/50 bar, Italian soda | A publication of South County Newspapers

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2013 Salinas Valley Fair Board of Directors

Directors of the Salinas Valley Fair include: (from left) Steven Handley, Merrielee Merritt, John Orradre, Paul Beckett, Burt Silva, Kevin Piearcy, Margaret Noroian, Scott Anthony, Christine Phillips, Judy Hostetter, Walt Daoro, Tim Baldwin.

Burt Silva, King City President Christine Phillips, King City 1st Vice President Tim Baldwin, Salinas 2nd Vice President Scott Anthony, King City Treasurer

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John Orradre, San Ardo John Domingos III, King City Judy Hostetter, King City Paul Beckett, Soledad Frank Lopez, King City Nate Holaday, King City Walt Daoro, Gonzales Aaron Chavez, King City Merrielee Merritt, King City Steven Handley, GreenďŹ eld Margaret Noroian, Salinas Kevin Piearcy, Chualar George Young, King City

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Trophy and Award Donors AG-HORT L.A. HEARNE Best of Show, Dry Beans GOWAN SEED CO. Best of Show, Cauliflower Best of Show, Mushrooms Best of Show, Strawberry Flat Best of Show, Veg. Plate Display SCOTT ANTHONY RANCH Outstanding Exhibitor JONNY O’GRADY CO. Best of Show, Export Broccoli Best of Show, Head Lettuce, Naked SALINAS VALLEY FAIR Best of Show, Leaf Lettuce Best of Show, Head Lettuce, Cello Sweepstakes, Junior Ornamental Hort. Best of Show, Salad Pack KING CITY YOUNG FARMERS FFA Top Veg. Judging Team & High Ind. 4-H Top Veg, Judging Team & High Ind. MISSION RANCHES Best of Show, Organic Salad Pack Best of Show, Romaine Lettuce Best of Show, Food Service Pack

AG-SCIENCES & MECHANICS BOBBY MONARES Best of Show, Ag-Mechanics (small obj.) Best of Show, Ag-Mechanics (med. obj.) CONATSER WELDING Best of Show, Ag-Mechanics (large obj.) BRAD HEARNE & TJ PLEW Sweepstakes, Ag-Mechanics A&G PUMPING Best of Show, Ag Science

BEEF CATTLE ORRADRE RANCH Grand Champion Market Steer BENGARD RANCH Grand Champion Replacement Heifer KEVIN & RENEE PIEARCY Champion Replacement Heifer TAVERNETTI, LAYOUS & CLARK Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer MONTEREY CO. CATTLEMEN’S ASSOC. Champion 4-H Market Beef Champion FFA Market Beef 1-3 Beef Carcass Contest

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BITTERWATER 4-H Reserve Champion 4-H Market Steer KATHIE CAMSUZOU Reserve Champion FFA Market Steer 4th Place Beef Carcass Contest MALLORY-LYNN BLAIR BEEF MASTER Supreme Champion Breeding Heifer SALINAS VALLEY FAIR Champion Exotic Bull Champion English Bull ROSA RANCH Champion all other Breed Heifer PAUL & DANA GUIDOTTI 1ST Place, 4-H Club Group Market Beef 101 LIVESTOCK SUPPLY Reserve Supreme Champ. Breeding Heifer L.A. HEARNE Champion English Breeding Heifer BUTCH & LEXENN LATASA Champion Exotic Breeding Heifer GILL RANCH COMPANY Reserve Grand Champion Heifer KING CITY GLASS 1st Place, FFA Club Group Market Beef MISSION RANCHES 1st Place Beef Carcass contest MARK & NITA THOMAS 2nd Place Beef Carcass Contest BLAIR BEEFMASTER 3rd Place Beef Carcass Contest NINO RANCH 8th-10th Place Beef Carcass Contest MO.CO. CATTLEWOMEN’S ASSN. 5th -7th Beef Carcass Contest SEMINIS Supreme Champion Bull ROBERT J. AMARAL MEMORIAL 1st, FFA Senior Beef Showmanship TIMOTHY M. HANDLEY MEMORIAL 1st, 4-H Novice Beef Showmanship 1st, FFA Senior Beef Showmanship SIGNATURE IRRIGATION 1st, FFA Novice Beef Showmanship GONZALES YOUNG FARMERS 1st, 4-H Junior Beef Showmanship KEITHLY WILLIAMS SEEDS 1st, 4-H Senior Beef Showmanship AVILA RANCHES 1st Place Beef Carcass Contest

DAIRY CATTLE TERRY & GLENDA RODMAN Premier Dairy Exhibits BUTCH & LEXENN LATASA Champion Senior Female SALINAS VALLEY FAIR Champion Grade Champion Junior Female GONZALES IRRIGATION Champion Senior Grade Female PHYLIS & CLEM ALBERTONI Champion Junior Grade Female KING CITY ROTARY 1st, FFA Senior Dairy Cattle Showmanship 1st, 4-H Senior Dairy Cattle Showmanship LAWRENCE RICCA & SON 1st, FFA Novice Dairy Cattle Showmanship 1st, 4-H Junior Dairy Cattle Showmanship GONZALES YOUNG FARMERS 1ST, 4-H Novice Dairy Cattle Showmanship WALT & BETTY DAORO Supreme Champion Female

GOATS GILLS ONIONS Champ. Recorded Grade Dairy Goat KING CITY FFA Champion All Other Purebred MARK & NITA THOMAS 1st, 4-H Novice Market Goat Showmanship SARAH CUMMINGS 1st, FFA Sr. Dairy Goat Showmanship 1ST FFA Novice Dairy Goat Showmanship DAVID & JANICE PHILLIPS 1st, 4-H Jr. Dairy Goat Showmanship WESTERN HARVESTING 1st, FFA Senior Market Goat Showmanship SALINAS VALLEY FAIR Champion 4-H Market Goat Champion FFA Market Goat Best Doe in Show MISSION RANCHES 1st, FFA Novice Market Goat Showmanship MARK & CHRISTINE PHILLIPS Grand Champion Market Goat

PALOMA FARMS Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat STEPHANIE CHURCHILL-GROSS & FRANCINE REICH Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat KING CITY RURAL 4-H 1st, 4-H Novice Dairy Goat Showmanship ARROYO SECO VINEYARDS 1st, 4-H Senior Market Goat Showmanship TOM O’GRADY FAMLIY 1st, 4-H Junior Market Goat Showmanship BRYCEN ESCOBAR 1st, 4-H Sr. Dairy Goat Showmanship

HOME ARTS SUSAN GLAU Sr. Sweepstakes Baking & Conf. PAUL & ROBIN SLOCUM Outstanding Exhibitor Quilts MESA PACKING Sr. Sweepstakes, Clothing SALINAS VALLEY FAIR Sr. Sweepstakes, Preserved Foods Best of Show Jr. Home Arts Special Ed Best of Show Jr. Preserved Foods Best of Show Jr. Clothing & Textiles Best of Show Jr. Baking MISSION RANCHES Best of Show Sr. Preserved Foods MO. PEN. QUILTERS GUILD People’s Choice Quilt BITTERWATER GRANGE Best of Show Textiles Best of Show Confections

MISCELLANEOUS RK & SONS FABRICATIONS FFA Livestock judging High Individual SALINAS VALLEY FAIR 4-H Top Livestock Judging Team GONZALES YOUNG FARMERS 4-H Livestock Judging High Individual KING CITY YOUNG FARMERS FFA Livestock Judging High Individual GREEN VALLEY FARM SUPPLY 1st, 4-H Junior Round Robin ORRADRE FAMILY 1st, 4-H Senior Round Robin SALINAS HIGH FFA BOOSTERS 1ST, FFA Novice Round Robin | A publication of South County Newspapers

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Trophy and Award Donors JOHN & LESLIE CEDERQUIST “In Memory of Albert Aurignac” 1st, FFA Senior Round Robin GILL RANCH COMPANY Best of Show Feature Booths JUDY HOSTETTER 1st, Amateur Talent Contest Vocal Div. 2nd, Amateur Talent Contest Vocal Div. SALINAS VALLEY FAIR 1st, Amateur Talent Contest Dance Div. 2nd, Amateur Talent Contest Dance Div. 3rd, Amateur Talent Contest Dance Div. 4th, Amateur Talent Contest Vocal Div. 4th, Amateur Talent Contest Dance Div. BUTCH & VIVIEN LINDLEY 3rd, Amateur Talent Contest Vocal Div.

RABBITS DAVID & SUSAN GILL Champion Lightweight Rabbit A Show BUENA VISTA 4-H RABBITS Champion Heavyweight Rabbit A Show BARB OETTING & KRIS NICOLSON Best of Breed, Rex Best Opposite, Rex MISSION RANCHES 1st, FFA Novice Rabbit Showmanship RICKY HUMPHREYS 1st, FFA Senior Rabbit Showmanship KATHLEEN PHILLIPS 1st, 4-H Junior Rabbit Showmanship KC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY 1st, 4-H Novice Rabbit Showmanship MR. & MRS. WALT DAORO Best of Show Rabbit B Show SALINAS VALLEY FAIR Champion Light Weight Rabbit B Show JD & LAUREN ESCOBAR 1st 4-H Sr. Showmanship Rabbit CHARLEY LESHLEY Best of Show, Rabbit A Show ERIK & STACI WILKEN Reserve Best of Show Rabbit B Show KARLA SILVA Reserve Best of Show Rabbit A Show SUZI TAYLOR & SONJA DUCKWORTH Champion Heavyweight Rabbit B Show

SHEEP SIGNATURE IRRIGATION Grand Champion Market Lamb ORRADRE RANCH Reserve Grand Champ Market Lamb

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GOWAN SEED Champion FFA Market Lamb KEITHLY WILLIAMS SEEDS Champion 4-H Market Lamb ROSA RANCH Reserve Champ. FFA Market Lamb GARY ROBINSON Reserve Champion 4-H Market Lamb LYNN & MIKEL ANN MILLER 1st, FFA Chapter Group, Market lamb MIKE & MARY ORRADRE 1st, 4-H Club Group, Market Lamb SALINAS HIGH FFA AG BOOSTER 1st, FFA Senior Sheep Showmanship ROSA RANCH 1ST, FFA Novice Sheep Showmanship BURT SILVA & FAMILY 1st, 4-H Senior Sheep Showmanship CALLI & KOURTNEY ANTHONY 1st, 4-H Junior Sheep Showmanship SPRING 4-H 1st, 4-H Novice Sheep Showmanship

SWINE STEVE & KIM MCINTYRE Grand Champion Market Hog “In Memory of Boo McCorkle” Reserve Grand Champ. Market Hog BENSON PLUMBING Champion FFA Market Hog THE CARTER FAMILY “In memory of Craig Carter” Champion 4-H Market Hog KING CITY BLUE RIBBON 4-H SWINE Reserve Champion 4-H Market Hog 1st, 4-H Club Group, Market Hog DOMINGOS FARMS Reserve Champion FFA Market Hog SIGNATURE IRRIGATION 1st, FFA Chapter Group, Market Hog SOLEDAD AUTO PARTS 1st, FFA Novice Swine Showmanship KV SWINE 1st, 4-H Senior Swine Showmanship 1st, FFA Senior Swine Showmanship BUENA VISTA 4-H 1st, 4-H Junior Swine Showmanship SOLEDAD PHARMACY 1st, 4-H Novice Swine Showmanship

4-H HOME ARTS TNT INSURANCE Best of Show, 4-H Beginning Clothing

BEVERLY FABRICS Best of Show, 4-H Int. Clothing “In Memory of Boo McCorkle” Best of Show, 4-H Adv. Clothing BUTCH & VIVIEN LINDLEY Most Entries, 4-H Food & Nutrition KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Most Entries, 4-H Preserves K.C. BLUE RIBBON 4-H Most Entries in 4-H Home Arts Best of Show 4-H Livestock Posters Most Entries in Woodworking Best of Show 4-H Scrapbooking Best of Show 4-H Confections Most Entries Best Quality Photo SOLEDAD HARDWARE Most Entries in 4-H Arts & Crafts KAREN ANTLE Best of show Quilts ROBERT MANSFIELD 4-H Participation Award

HORSE SHOW DAVID & SUSAN GILL High Point English, 14 & Over CLARK TRUCKING High Point Gymkhana, 9-13 MARGARET DUFLOCK High Point Gymkhana 14 & Over PETTITT LANDS Best of Show, 14 & Over BILL & KAREN WHITNEY Best of Show, 9-13 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 1st FFA Senior Horse Showmanship 1st 4-H Junior Horse Showmanship 1st 4-H Novice Horse Showmanship SALINAS VALLEY FAIR High Point Age 18 & Over High Point Age 12-17 1ST, 4-H Beg. Horse showmanship 1st FFA Novice Horse Showmanship JUDY & ROBERT HOSTETTER High Point English 9-13 1st, 4-H Senior Horse Showmanship BARBA OETTING & KRIS NICOLSON High Point 9-13 Western DAVE & DEBBIE PEDRAZZI High Point Western 14 & over MONTEREY DOWNS High Point Age 7-11 High Point Age 6 & Under


FLORICULTURE BARBA OETTING & KRIS NICOLSON Sweepstakes, Cut Flowers Sweepstakes, Potted Plants SCOTT & DEBBIE ANTHONY Best of Show, Adult Amateur Garden Display SALINAS VALLEY FAIR Sweepstakes, Jr. Arrangements FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE Best of Show Open Jr. Garden Display Sweepstakes, Sr. Arrangements Best of Show 4-H/FFA Garden Display

POULTRY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 1st, FFA Novice Showmanship Poultry TOM O’GRADY FAMILY Champion Bantam Chicken Reserve Grand Champion Poultry FFA Advanced Showmanship Poultry SIGNATURE IRRIGATION Grand Champion Poultry SALINAS VALLEY FAIR 1st place 4-H Jr. Showmanship Poultry LYNN & MIKEL ANN MILLER Champion Waterfowl (duck) BUENA VISTA 4-H 1st place, 4-H Sr. Showmanship SOLEDAD AUTO PARTS Best Dressed Chicken ROSA RANCH 1st Place, 4-H Novice Showmanship Champion Meat Pen Champion Turkey SALINAS VALLEY FAIR Reserve Champion Meat Pen Champion Large Fowl

PHOTOGRAPHY BARBA OETTING & KRIS NICOLSON Best of Show, Color Prints SALINAS VALLEY FAIR Best of Show, Digital Best of Show, Black & White Photo Fair Theme Photo Contest | A publication of South County Newspapers

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4-H/FFA Horse Show

Stampede Arena

THURSDAY - MAY 16 KIDS DAY 9:00 10:00 - 4:00 10:30 11:00 11:00 – 8:00 11:30 12:30 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 10:00 Midnight

Open and Junior Gymkhana Stampede Arena Passport Adventure Expo Building An Adventure trail of live exotic animals and musical discovery with hands on fun Lanky the Clown Main Gate Gates Open Rawhide Ranch Express Trackless Train Grounds Fables of the West Main Gate Great American Petting Zoo Kiddie Carnival Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Guitars not Guns music program Steinbeck Stage Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Lanky the Clown Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Carnival Opens Rawhide Ranch Express Trackless Train Grounds Lanky the Clown Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Smith Alley Steinbeck Stage Lanky the Clown Grounds Grand Wine Tasting Expo Building *Separate Ticket Event - $25 (Advance Sale Ticket, Includes Fair Admission) Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Amateur Talent Contest Steinbeck Stage Team Roping Stampede Arena Cody Beebe and the Crooks Longbranch Saloon Commercial and Exhibit Buildings Close Admission Gates Close, No Re-Entry Carnival Close

12:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 Midnight

Rawhide Ranch Express Trackless Train Grounds Lanky the Clown Grounds Youth Orchestra of Salinas Steinbeck Stage Fables Of The West Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Louie’s Local Lounge Idols’ sponsored by KC 102 Steinbeck Stage Rawhide Ranch Express Trackless Train Grounds Lanky the Clown Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Lanky the Clown Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Champion Time Event Rodeo Stampede Arena Country Artist Russell Dickerson Steinbeck Stage Terra Bella Longbranch Saloon Exhibit Buildings and Admission Gates Close, No Re-Entry Commercial Building Closes, Carnival Closes

SATURDAY - MAY 18 ARMED FORCES DAY 8:00 11:00 11:00-8:00

Junior Livestock Auction Rava Arena Gates Open Rawhide Ranch Express Trackless Train Grounds Barrel Race Stampede Arena Passport Adventure Expo Building An Adventure trail of live exotic animals and musical discovery with hands on fun Great American Petting Zoo Kiddie Carnival

FRIDAY - MAY 17 SENIOR’S DAY 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:00-8:00 11:30 12:00

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Seniors Day Entertainment LongBranch Lanky the Clown, and Fables Of The West and Cowboy Ken Gates Open Passport Adventure Expo Building An Adventure trail of live exotic animals and musical discovery with hands on fun Great American Petting Zoo Kiddie Carnival Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Carnival Opens | A publication of South County Newspapers

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DAILY SCHEDULE of EVENTS 11:30 12:00 12:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 10:00 11:00 Midnight

Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Lanky the Clown Grounds Carnival Opens Fables Of The West Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Lanky the Clown Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Rawhide Ranch Express Trackless Train Grounds Lanky the Clown Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Freestyle Motocross Stampede Arena Lanky the Clown Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Freestyle Motocross Stampede Arena Vendetta Pro Wrestling Steinbeck Stage Featuring Reby Sky and WWE Superstars Matt Hardy and Chris Masters Wild Turkeys Band Longbranch Saloon Exhibit Buildings and Admission Gates Close, No Re-Entry Commercial Building Closes Carnival Closes

SUNDAY - MAY 19 SUPERFIESTA 11:00 11:00-8:00

11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 6:00 6:30 8:00 10:00 10:30

Great American Petting Zoo Kiddie Carnival Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Lanky the Clown Grounds Carnival Opens Fables Of The West Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds WGAS Motorsports Hot Rod 4X4 Truck Pull Stampede Arena Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Lanky the Clown Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Superfiesta Steinbeck Stage Featuring: Ballet Folklorico Flores De Mi Pais , Trio San Juan, Retonos de Tijuana and Los Dinamicos Del Norte Rawhide Ranch Express Trackless Train Grounds Lanky the Clown Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Lanky the Clown Grounds Jules Physical Comedy Grounds Fables Of The West Grounds Gypsy Time Travelers Family Area Commercial and Exhibit Buildings Close Admission Gates Close, No Re-Entry Carnival Closes

Gates Open Rawhide Ranch Express Trackless Train Grounds Passport Adventure Expo Building An Adventure trail of live exotic animals and musical discovery with hands on fun

May 16-19, 2013 | A publication of South County Newspapers

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