The 2022 Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock came to an end on Sunday, with Hispanic culture on full display. The day was one of the most attended out of this year’s fair, which was held at full capacity for the first time since 2019.
From 12 to 3 p.m., admission was free to all guests, but it was not the only discounts attendees would see for the day. Sunday’s Hispanic Rodeo held at the FoodMaxx Arena was also free to fairgoers, along with the night’s concert.
Unlike the typical pro rodeos that are held throughout the country, the Hispanic Rodeo had a strong focus on artistry and cultural theatrics. The event began with a number of displays of dancing horses, including the escaramuza charra (female equestrian).
The audience was also treated to classic bull riding, which brought much of the crowd to its feet during several instances.
To accompany the show, live banda music serenaded the arena.
The music did not stop within the gates of the FoodMaxx Arena, though. Immediately following the Hispanic Rodeo, the seating surrounding the Coors Light Stage quickly filled in anticipation of Mexican superstar Luis Coronel.
The 26-year-old Coronel treated fans to a number of his greatest hits, including the award-winning singles Tenerte, Tal Como Eres and Dime Que Si. Like the charros and charras at the Hispanic Rodeo, he also performed alongside a traditional Latin banda throughout the night.
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