Years ago, the Santa Maria Elks took on the task of bringing back this very popular event, the Santa Maria Elks “Minetti Mini Rodeo”.  This educational, yet fun event is targeted specifically for the children of our community. Youngsters are bussed in from local schools including areas such as Guadalupe, Orcutt, Santa Maria and as far away as Sisquoc.  Because of our many supporters, we have been able to add children from VAFB, Nipomo, Oceano, Arroyo Grande and as far north as Shell Beach.  We have also been able to include the Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang, Buellton, Los Olivos and as far south as Gaviota.   These additions resulting in over 6,000 children attending!  There is no cost to the children to attend this event!

We hope to continue this Elk’s tradition for the kids, and with the support of these generous businesses that sponsor this event we can do just that!  Please visit our website at for a brief video of the Mini Rodeo and you will get a sample of why we are so excited to be able to provide this event to the children of our community.  Simply click on Information in the Mini Rodeo section and then click on View Video.

The Mini Rodeo, Elks Rodeo & MEGA 97.1 truly appreciate all of the support from these businesses who help keep this traditional a reality!