Cavalcade of cattle opens California Mid-State Fair

tstrickland@thetribunenews.comJuly 17, 2013 

The Mid-State Fair cattle drive turns from 13th Street to Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles on the way to the Paso Robles Event Center on Wednesday morning.


Men, women and children — including at least one little boy in a Lone Ranger mask — smiled from atop horses Wednesday morning as they led a herd of 50 cattle through the streets of Paso Robles to kick off the California Mid-State Fair.

Dozens of spectators lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the cattle drive making its way through town. A fair tradition, the cattle drive welcomes the entourage into the fairgrounds, where the cattle are then used in the fair’s roping shows.

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

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Mid-State Fair cattle drive

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