2014 Merced County Fair comes to a close
Youths enjoy the thrills of the midway rides Saturday night at the Merced County Fair. ELIAS FUNEZ — email@example.com
BY ANA B. IBARRA
June 15, 2014
The laughter of children, the neighing of ponies and the smell of deep-fried foods filled the fairgrounds this weekend as the 123rd annual Merced County Fair came to an end.
Fairgoers were able to enjoy a variety of musical numbers, dance performances, carnival rides and game booths.
The main attraction on Saturday night was the Humpz and Hornz Bull Riding Tour, featuring 30 bull riders. Sunday night attracted a large Latino population with the Jaripeo Ranchero, a bull riding event with musical performances by Norteño artists.
Atwater resident Guadalupe Cervantes was one of the many people awaiting the jaripeo event.
“My family and I have been coming to this fair for about 10 years now, and the bull riding is definitely our favorite thing to watch,” Cervantes said in Spanish. “We also go to other jaripeos in different parts of the Valley, but this one at the fair is one of the better ones; it’s always a good time.”
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