BRAWLEY – Cattle Call is almost here. Festivities are exactly three months away, with the Cattle Call Queen to be named in
October and the Chili Cook-Off set to begin Cattle Call week on November 1.
Applications are now available for the Cattle Call Queen, Teen Queen and Little Miss. Applications are due toÂ the Chamber on August 22. Anyone interested in more information on competing to be rodeo royalty can callÂ the Chamber or find the forms at www.brawleychamber.com . The horsemanship competition will be OctoberÂ 17, with the Coronation dinner on October 18.
This yearâ€™s rodeo theme is â€œCattle Call, Red, White and Blue.â€
Congratulations to Jaysen Guerro of FremontÂ Primary School for submitting the winning theme. He will be the Jr. Grand Marshall in this yearâ€™s parade.
TheÂ parade is November 8th and entry forms are now available at the Brawley Chamber.
Main Street and the Plaza will be busy with events again this year.
The Chili Cook-Off is November 1, andÂ applications for vendors, sponsors and contestants are all available through the Chamber.
Sunday, November 2 will combine the Brawley Farmers Market with elements of the past CattleÂ Call Tradition, Dia de la Familia.
The combined event will be the Cattle Call Farmers Market and Family Day,Â and will bring a family atmosphere of food, activities and vendors to the opening weekend of Cattle Call.
A new event this year is the Cattle Call Trail. This promotion will encourage visitors and residents to take a tourÂ of local businesses for a chance to win prizes. Businesses throughout Brawley are also encouraged toÂ decorate for the Cattle Call theme decorating contest. Photos of decorated businesses will be shared onÂ Facebook to help promote Cattle Call and the City of Brawley.
Mariachi Night will be November 5 at the Plaza. This always popular event draws a huge crowd for the musicÂ and food. Vendor and sponsor applications are available.
In honor of the Brawley Downtown Arts District, a new Cattle Call art contest has been created. With youth,Â teen and adult categories, the contest will range from coloring sheets to original paintings. Winners will receiveÂ prizes and have their art displayed within the district.
â€œWe are very excited about this yearâ€™s Cattle Call,â€ said Brawley Chamber Executive Director Jason Zara. â€œWeÂ are really making an extra effort this year to promote Brawley business and the community while people areÂ here for the biggest event of the year.