Clovis Rodeo bringing in millions of dollars to Downtown Clovis

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Thursday night kicks off the four day rodeo in Downtown Clovis where people from all over the country come to see all of the action. 

Chuck Rigsbee is the Rodeo Director. He said tonight is going to be a packed house. 

“We are anticipating large crowds for all four nights of our rodeo,” said Rigsbee. “So, I think it is going to be a good one because this is our 105th year.”

Tonight PBR will be the first event followed by a concert. The city of Clovis said this rodeo brings in just over three million dollars.

Ondrea Zapata is the Co-Owner of Salsa’s Cantina. She said her restaurant is walking distance from the rodeo grounds. 

“We recommend to walk a block or two down and try the homemade tortillas the great food over here. It is worth it,” said Zapata.

Zapata said a lot of their customers this weekend are not from the valley. Meaning they are staying in the hotels located in the heart of downtown. 

Carol Griggs is the General Manager of the Downtown Clovis Best Western. She said they are full this weekend. 

“We are full every year because we book a year ahead of time,” said Griggs. “We have the same group of people that come in every year.”

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