October 1, 2022

Junior Livestock Auction… and more!

Tres Pinos, CA – The Fair kicks off today with the excitement of the Junior Livestock Auction. It’s an action-packed event with a fast-talking auctioneer, fast-flying bids and a lot of proud kids who will take home some well-earned money.

More than 260 animals, from rabbits to beef, will be auctioned off… bringing in more than $1 million.

The auction culminates with the Heritage Hog. 18-year-old Christine Gastello, of Cienega 4-H, is this year’s recipient. She’ll receive a $1,000 scholarship for raising the prize pig, Bob. Christine plans to attend college next year and become a nurse.

“I really love the auction and the Fair. Saying goodbye to Bob… it’s a little bit of sadness but a lot of excitement. And, I think caring for animals has prepared me for caring for people as a nurse,” says Christine.

Auction video here. Courtesy: San Benito County Fair

Also Saturday:

Antique and Classic Car Show
Noon – Main Lawn

Left of Centre
7:30 pm – Main Stage

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Contact: Katie Marzullo
Direct Line 949-257-9089