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July 17, 2002

Welcome To Monterey

The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to discover exciting new events, attractions and more, every time you log on. It's easy to plan your visit with usbe it a romantic getaway, a family outing, or a tour of our dramatic coastal scenery.

Our site has information on every aspect of a Monterey County vacation. Our free E-Newsletter will keep you abreast of exciting events, day-to-day activities, and great deals on accommodations, dining and sightseeing. You could even win $1000: just click the red button!

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California Rodeo Salinas

They come to haggle, to probe provenance, to muse on the merits of a Mission table versus a Tiffany lampshade...

They're all gatheredpros, connoisseurs and the curious alikeamong the 200-plus dealers' booths at the Moss Landing Antique Fair. This annual open-air jamboree of both "junque" and fine antiques takes place Sunday, July 28. Food booths open for breakfast at 7:00am, serving vendors and avid collectors who want to be the first to carry off a vintage treasure.

For more information, contact the Moss Landing Chamber of Commerce at 831-633-4501 or 633-1660.
When it comes to extreme sports, who could ask for more thrills and excitement than bronco-busting, bull-riding and lickety-split barrel racing? Or more finesse than the elegance of cutting horse displays? Or great displays of teamwork than bull-dogging and team cutting?

The 92nd California Rodeo (pronounced Roh-day-oh around here) comes to Salinas July 18-21, complete with all the pageantry of Miss California Rodeo, the charm of the Kiddie Kapers Parade, and the dare-devilry of the freestyle bullfighting contest. You mustn't miss a minute of it!

To arrange tickets and check times of events leading up to the rodeo, visit or call 1-800-549-4989.

News & Events
Upcoming Events

Honda International Superbike ClassicJuly 12-14, Monterey, 800-327-SECA.
ACK All-Breed Dog ShowJuly 13-14, Carmel, 831-333-9032.
Carmel Bach FestivalJuly 13-August 4, Carmel, 831-624-2046.
California Rodeo SalinasJuly 18-21, Salinas, 831-775-3100.
Steinbeck's TidepoolJuly 20-21, Salinas and Moss Landing, 831-775-4721.
Schooner Bat'kivshchynaJuly 20-22, Monterey.
Festival of LanternsJuly 23-27, Pacific Grove, 831-649-8737.
Spirit West CoastJuly 25-27, Monterey, 831-443-5399.
Caber ParadeJuly 28, Carmel, 831-626-1255.

For a further description of these and other upcoming events, click here.

Steinbeck Centennial
A major retrospective and program of events celebrates the 100th anniversary of John Steinbeck's birth. Look for films, lectures and exhibitions at the National Steinbeck Center, and special offers at Monterey County hotels and attractions. Start by visiting our Calendar of Historical Festivals and Events.

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Book a room online. Over 60 of our 200+ hotels are ready to take your reservations. Visit our Lodging section for a complete listing of accommodations by type.

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