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Monterey Cowboy Festival, Now in its 20th Year, Seeks Food Vendors at its Nov. 3 Event at Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey Cowboy Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year on Nov. 3, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, is seeking food, art and craft vendors for its popular midway and marketplace.

Monterey, CA, October 05, 2018 — The Monterey Cowboy Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year on Nov. 3, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, is seeking food, art and craft vendors for its popular midway and marketplace.

The Marketplace, located on the Main Lawn next to the food and drink vendors, hosts some of the finest western art and gear vendors in the country, from customs saddles, fine leather boots and stunning paintings to handmade jewelry.

To make a submission, each vendor should complete the submission form in its entirety. All submissions must be in the English language and must be received by the close of the submission period, Oct. 15. Incomplete submissions may be ineligible for consideration. All submissions are made on a non-commissioned basis and as such, do not create a fiduciary, confidential or contractual relationship between the festival and vendor, other than the contractual relationship established by the submission terms.

Food and craft vendors can apply at https://marcatoapp.com/forms/mcf2018/fooddrinkvendorapplication and https://marcatoapp.com/forms/mcf2018/artgearapp/new. Deadline for application is Oct. 15.

The 20th Annual Monterey Cowboy Festival, previously the Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival, takes place from 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center at 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey.

Tickets range in price from $19 for a Grounds Pass to $247 for a VIP experience, and are available online at www.montereycowboy.org.

The festival celebrates Monterey’s contribution to our country’s western heritage, bringing people together to enjoy and learn more about the “cowboy way of life,” including its history, current values and culture.

The lineup includes “throwback” country artist Jon Pardi, Texas neotraditionalist country trio Midland, country singer Corb Lund, and cowboy poets Waddie Mitchell and Paul Zarzyski on the Main Arena Stage.

Playing on the Garden Stage on the grounds will be Ernie Sites, Cow Bop, Mike Beck, Juni Fisher, Andy Hedges, Tom Swearingen, The Carolyn Sills Combo, Joni Harms, Almeda Bradshaw, and The Hasslers.

Since its inception, the festival’s foundation has been charity, giving more than $50,000 to local charities over the past 19 years as a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3).

The majority of those years were led by the festival’s founder and former Monterey police chief, Gary Brown, who lost his battle with lung disease in 2016. Brown founded the Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival in 1998 in an effort to preserve the culture of the American cowboy, while doing all he could to give back to the local community.

In an effort to continue Gary’s commitment to giving, the festival has announced the formation of the Gary Brown Scholarship Fund, which will focus on students in seventh to 12th grade in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties who are looking to enhance their music education in the areas of school tuition, music camp tuition, private music lessons, or musical equipment purchase/repair. To donate to the fund, go to https://www.montereycowboy.org/scholarship.

Ticket prices are as follows and are available online:

Off-site parking, $25

VIP Floor Seating, Arena, $247 + $25.85 fee

VIP Box Seating, Arena, $247 + $25.85 fee

Reserved Box Seating Arena, $123 + #13.37 fee

GA Corral Arena, $91 + $10.15

GA Rear Arena, $48 + $5.83

Grounds Pass, $19 + $2.91 fee

For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.montereycowboy.org.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycowboy.org

Free Live Entertainment Abounds at the 2018 Monterey County Fair, Coming Aug. 30-Sept. 3, in Monterey

Fairgoers will be able to enjoy a whole host of free live entertainment during the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

Monterey, CA, June 11, 2018 — Fairgoers will be able to enjoy a whole host of free live entertainment during the Monterey County Fair, set for Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

This year’s theme is “Shake Your Tail Feathers,” and fairgoers will be able to do that with rock, funk rock, country, R&B, pop, magic, juggling and hypnosis acts, pig racing, and much more, all free with a paid entry to the fair.

In addition to the headlining artists on the Main Stage — chart-topping funk rock group War, on Thursday, August 30, George Strait Tribute on Friday, August 31, Journey Revisited at on Saturday, September 1 — Reno country band Left of Centre will play daily in the Turf Club and electric violinist and singer Razzvio performs at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. daily on the Island Stage.

Also performing daily on the grounds during the fair will be Stilt Circus, Chicken Man, Godfrey the Magician and Down on the Farm (in the King City Room); All Alaskan Racing Pigs and live wood-carving demonstrations daily in the Oak Tree Ring; Circus Imagination and pony rides in the Children’s Area; and juggler Something Ridiculous on the Community Stage.

Admission to the fair is $10 for adults ages 13-61, $8 in advance, and $8 online, plus $1 fee; seniors 62 and better, $9, $8 advance, and $8 online, plus $1; children $6, $4 advance, $4 online, plus $1 fee; children 5 and under free.

Discount fair tickets are available at the Fairground’s Administrative Office or at www.MontereyCountyFair.com.

Fair Hours:

Thursday-Sunday: 12 to 11 p.m.

Monday: 12 to 10 p.m.

Left of Centre

August 30- September 2

Two daily shows in the Hunt Club

Left of Centre is based in Reno, Nevada. They are the official house band at Toby Keith’s (I Love This Bar and Grill in Las Vegas). This band does it all, from Brad Paisley to Bob Marley to Metallica with true conviction. They believe there are only two types of music, good and bad. They have been voted Entertainer of the Year, Musicians of the Year, Best Album and Best Band in multiple states and have shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Sammy Hagar, Clay Walker, Lee Ann Rimes, Maroon 5, Joan Jett, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Cinderella, Jarrod Nienamm, Lee Brice, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Jake Owen, the list goes on and on.

Razzvio

Razzvio is an electric violinist and singer who reinvents familiar pop and rock arrangements from an entirely different angle. Through live looping, she blends powerhouse vocals with her unique violin designed to build songs with the sophistication of a string quartet. Razzvio’s all new brand of interactive electric string pop will make you rethink the electric violin and is a perfect complement to any outdoor event.

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

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Monterey County Fair and Event Center Offering Discounted Mid-Week Rate For Its Meeting Rooms

Monterey County Fair and Event Center has announced that it is offering reduced rates for mid-week meetings at its facilities at the fairgrounds.

Monterey, CA, Oct 24, 2017 — Monterey County Fair and Event Center has announced that it is offering reduced rates for mid-week meetings at its facilities at the fairgrounds.

If you book a meeting for your company, organization or group, large or small, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, the rate will be $299. Regular rates range from $750 to $1,100, depending on the room. Use of a kitchen is a separate rate.

The following rooms are available under this mid-week rate at the event center at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey:

Monterey Room
7,000 square feet
Max seated occupancy: 400
Max occupancy: 1,000

Carpeted
Permanent dance floor
P/A system
Built-in Bar
Kitchen

Salinas Room:
7,000 square feet
Max seated occupancy: 400
Max occupancy: 1,000
Non-carpeted
Tall vaulted ceilings
P/A system
Electrical drop boxes

King City Room:
7,000 square feet
Max seated occupancy: 400
Max occupancy: 1,000

Non-carpeted
Tall vaulted ceilings
P/A system
Electrical drop boxes

Seaside Room:

7,000 square feet
Max occupancy: 300

Carpeted
P/A system
Built-in bar
Large commercial kitchen

Floor plans and event request forms are available at montereycountyfair.com. For more information or to book a meeting room, contact the Event Coordinator at (831) 372-5863.

About the Monterey County Fair and Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

During 2016’s National Disaster Preparedness Month, Capital Insurance Group® to hold its 4th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday™ on September 10, 2016 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

This free community event, hosted by Capital Insurance Group (CIG), will provide valuable safety information and activities for the whole family, including important fire prevention tips and how to deal with emergencies! Children, teens and adults alike will learn how to “play it safe”.

Monterey, CA, July 27, 2016 – Let’s get prepared! If an emergency occurred tomorrow, would you be ready? September is National Preparedness Month and Capital Insurance Group® is – hosting its 4th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday™ on September 10, 2016 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA (www.fema.gov), aims to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both large scale and smaller local events.

Get Prepared!
Each of us can make a difference in our own community but many of us have not taken the time to learn the latest information about preparedness. Research on personal preparedness indicates that individuals who believe they are prepared for disasters often times are not as prepared as they think. In addition, some admit they do not plan to prepare at all. The challenge is maximizing awareness and encouraging participation in disaster preparedness activities to affect change at the community level.

Dr. Sarah W. Blackstone, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Community Emergency Response Volunteers (CERV) of the Monterey Peninsula explains, “Disasters occur infrequently but emergencies occur daily –whether it is an accident or fire at home, a medical emergency, a tree falling on your house and so many other types of emergencies that can happen to us and those we care about. It’s important to take the time to learn how to become better prepared to deal with these occurrences!”

Our nation’s emergency managers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMT/paramedics, and other emergency responders do an incredible job of keeping us safe, but they cannot do it alone. We must all embrace our personal responsibility to be prepared and help contribute to the safety and security of our communities as well.

Make sure that you and your family are prepared for an emergency. Ensure that you can go for at least three days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket, or other local services.

A few important steps to take:
• Prepare a disaster supply kit with at least three days of food and water. You can learn how to prepare one from the many emergency & safety organizations at CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday.
• Create a Family Emergency Plan, so that your family knows how to communicate during an emergency.
• Obtain a NOAA Weather Radio.
Dick Bower, Emergency Planner with the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services provided some local statistics from last year:
– In 2015, Monterey County was impacted by 9 incidents that were severe enough for the Office of Emergency Services to track response and recovery activities.
– In three of those incidents, the County Emergency Operations Center was activated to support the response and recovery.
– The most significant incident of 2015 was the Tassajara Fire which burned approximately 1,100 acres of land and 20 structures in the Tassajara/Cachagua area.
– The Alert Monterey County emergency notification system saw an additional 9,700 people register for service bringing total participation to 13,757 phones.
– In late 2015, OES began forming the Resilient Monterey County Partnership which has now grown to 7 participating organizations with ongoing recruitment.

The Monterey County Office of Emergency Services also has a very helpful online Disaster Plan about preparing for disasters at http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/oes/Preparedness%20-%20Families.asp

CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday™ At a Glance:

What: 4th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday™

CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday™ is an important and free family-friendly, community safety event. It was developed by CIG in 2010 and has been held throughout California, Nevada, and Washington, features activities, demonstrations, and educational services designed to improve the safety and security of children, teens, families and communities. People of all ages will enjoy free games, prizes, food and a wealth of safety materials and resources from many different booths staffed by local and regional organizations.

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey.

L. Arnold Chatterton, President and CEO of Capital Insurance Group, remarks, “We are very excited to again hold our Community Safety Saturday event at the spacious Monterey County Fair & Event Center. We know that the safety information and tools we provide at these events truly empower parents. Each time that we host these events and have the opportunity to work with so many local, safety-oriented public service organizations, we impact hundreds of families so that they can ideally live happier, healthier and safer lives.”

At the conclusion of Community Safety Saturday, a drawing will be held at which many exciting, family-oriented prizes will be given away.
Community Safety Saturday will feature the following attractions:

• California Highway Patrol – Monterey Area will provide information about their Start Smart and Child Car Seat inspection programs.
• KlaasKids Foundation will conduct their Print-A-Thon, a free service providing digital photo ID & fingerprinting for every child.
• Monterey Police Department will bring a squad car and crime prevention information and giveaways.
• American Red Cross will bring disaster preparedness information and giveaways.
• The City of Monterey will provide information about their Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), and will also have a bike helmet drawing, Walk ‘n Roll bingo games and more.
• California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will demonstrate how to make a portable emergency kit, and provide educational materials about how to prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis.
• Monterey County Office of Emergency Services will bring emergency preparedness information.
• Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast will provide safety information.
• Funded by First 5 Monterey County, MY Museum will bring Wheelie Mobilee with lots of interactive games.
• Monterey Fire Department will bring a fire engine and safety information.
• U.S. Forest Service will bring informational handouts as well as a wildland fire engine. Smokey Bear will also be on hand if he’s not off fighting a forest fire!
• Monterey County Sheriff’s Office–Coastal Station Monterey will bring crime prevention information.
• California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE) will bring a fire engine and fire safety materials. Smokey Bear will be on hand if he’s not off fighting a forest fire.
• Monterey County Boys and Girls Club will have a Wheel of Fortune Safety Game and information about their organization.
• California State Park Lifeguards will bring a personal water craft and lifeguard truck and share information about aquatic safety.
• Teddy Bear with Heart will have a bean bag toss with stuffed animals as prizes and information about their program.
• Independent Transportation Network of Monterey County will provide information about their programs which provide rides to seniors with dignity.
• Community Partnership for Youth will do face painting and offer a lanyard-making activity.
• U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will bring water and boating safety materials as well as environmental protection information.
• United Way Monterey County will provide information about the 2-1-1 program and other community services.
• Sun Street Centers will provide Information about dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
• Restorative Justice Partners will bring information about dispute resolution programs that foster empathy, accountability and restoration of fairness to victims and the community.
• Family Service Agency of the Central Coast/Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast will have a bean-bag toss and tic-tac-toe game and distribute their brochures and STOP cards.
• Community Emergency Response Volunteers (CERV) of the Monterey Peninsula will give out materials about turning off the gas/electricity and water in emergencies and simple medical responses learned in CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training.
• The U.S. Coast Guard will bring their 29’ fast boat for tours and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide water, boating and environmental protection information. Coasty the Talking Safety Tugboat will also be on hand.
• AMR (American Medical Response) will bring an ambulance for tours.
• PRS Restore will provide a kids craft table and information about
• CHOMP’S Kids Eat Right program will provide a nutrition education display with a trivia contest and prize giveaways.
News Channel 5 KION/Central Coast CW/Telemundo 23 will be the event’s television media sponsor.

About Capital Insurance Group
Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The more-than-115-year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state. For more information, please visit www.CIGinsurance.com
CIG DELIVERS MORE. Continuously. ™

About the KlaasKids Foundation
The KlaasKids Foundation was established by Marc Klaas in 1994 to give meaning to the death of his twelve-year-old daughter, kidnap and murder victim Polly Hannah Klaas, and to create a legacy in her name that would be protective of children for generations to come. The foundation’s mission is to stop crimes against children by providing education and knowledge to the general public and promoting partnerships with concerned citizens, the private sector, organizations, law enforcement and legislators. www.klaaskids.org

For more information about CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday, please go to www.CIGsafetysaturday.com

Contact:
Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940
831-633-4444
WendyBrickman@gmail.com
http://www.CIGinsurance.com

Bryant & Stratton College’s 160th Commencement Exercises to be held at Event Center on Hamburg Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 17th

Darius G. Pridgen will Deliver Commencement Address.

Buffalo, NY, May 14, 2014 – Bryant & Stratton College’s Amherst, Southtowns, and Buffalo campuses, along with the College’s Online Education division, will hold their 160th Commencement Exercises at the Event Center on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00am.

The commencement address will be delivered by Darius G. Pridgen, Senior Pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church and Ellicott District Common Council Member for the City of Buffalo. This is Pastor Pridgen’s third time participating in the College’s annual commencement exercises. His first was as clergyperson for the exercises, where his message was so well received by the graduates and their guests that he was invited back to deliver the commencement address the following year. The College is pleased that he accepted their invitation to do so again this year.

In Western New York, Bryant & Stratton College’s Class of 2014 consists of 854 graduates; 448 are expected to participate in Saturday’s ceremony. 114 of the graduates have earned Bachelors degrees in Business, Healthcare, or Legal Fields. The remaining 740 graduates have earned an Associate degree in Accounting, Administrative Assisting, Business, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Human Resources Specialist, Interactive Media Design, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Reimbursement & Coding, Networking Technology, Office Information Technology, Paralegal Studies, or Security Technology. In keeping with recent trends in education, these graduates completed their degrees in one of three ways: entirely through campus-based classes, entirely online through the College’s Online Education division, or through a combination of campus-based and online study.

Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes-based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skills Center. For 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real-world education leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees, and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, technology, legal, business, & graphic design. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit http://www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information can also be found on the College’s website at www.bryantstratton.edu.

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Rosa Vivanco
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