Mid-State Fair cattle drive set for Wednesday

tstrickland@thetribunenews.comJuly 15, 2013 

Normal automobile traffic took a brief pause Wednesday, July 20, 2011, while the cattle drive crossed the Salinas River Bridge on 13th Street in Paso Robles.


Horses and cattle will once again clip-clop through the streets of Paso Robles to kick off opening day of the California Mid-State Fair on Wednesday.

The fair’s cattle drive — which includes about 50 head of cattle — will take place between 10 and 11:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Paso Robles Police Department.

Motorists should steer clear of the route during that time as delays are expected. Police will be closing various intersections as the cattle move through the city.

The cattle drive will begin at Borjon Auto Center at the corner of Highway 46 East and Golden Hill Road, and the cowboys will guide the cattle down Golden Hill Road to Union Road, cross North River Road to the 13th Street Bridge, and then turn right up Riverside Avenue to the Paso Robles Event Center, according to the news release.

Police encourage the public to plan alternate routes.

The cattle crowd is expected to arrive at the fairgrounds between 11 and 11:30 a.m. The fair then opens its gates to the public at noon.

The Mid-State Fair runs from noon to midnight each day through July 28 at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., in Paso Robles.

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