The Clovis Rodeo is coming back and this annual event brings in an estimated 13 million dollars to the Central Valley.
This rodeo host 450 cowboys, 70 cowgirls, 746 animal athletes, 8,400 pounds of tri-tip and 700 volunteers.
Shawn Miller is the Business Development Manager for the City of Clovis. He says this rodeo brings in a lot of business to the city of Clovis.
“So, locally it brings in about 2 million dollars,” says Miller. “But, to that region the impact is well over 13 million dollars.”
Miller says he expects this rodeo to have a greater turnout than last year.
“We are looking at somewhere between a three to five percent increase over last year,” says Miller. “People are just spending more money right now in special events.”
Opening day is this Thursday and Clovis Rodeo President, Ken Elliot, says he expects thousands to come out and get in on the action.
“Thursday and Friday those are our busiest ones because naturally we have concerts right after,” says Elliot. “We will have over 10 thousand people come through the gates each day.”
Fans from all over the valley are expected to come out and partake in the many events.
Earl Hall was the Grand Marshal for the Clovis Rodeo in 2018. He says people look forward to this event every year.
“It is centrally located and everyone looks forward to this,” says Hall. “This is an event that people look forward to and they will be coming.”
You can get tickets by visiting the ticket office at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds. Or by calling 559-299-5203. Or by visiting their website http://www.clovisrodeo.com/ww/.