Coalinga Horned Toad Derby and Veterans Memorial Day Weekend 2012


This year’s Coalinga Horned Toad Derby hosted by the Chamber of Commerce will start on Friday May 25th at 3:00pm.

Derby Facts and Summary

Derby Hours
Friday 3 pm to 11 pm
Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 11 pm

Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast
Coalinga Fireman’s Club
When: Saturday 7:00 am May 26th
Where: Coalinga Fire Station 300 West Elm
Cost: Prepay Adults $5.00 –  Children $4.00
Day of Event Adults $6.00 – Children $5.00

Coalinga Annual Memorial Horned Toad Derby Parade
Starts: 10 am on Saturday May 26th
Location: Elm Street

American Veterans Memorial Day Program
When: Monday at 9 am
Where: Pleasant Valley Cemetery

Water Fights
When: Monday at 11 am
Where: Olsen Park

Pit Stop Live Bands Friday and Saturday Night 9pm to 1 am
Friday 9 pm to 1 am : Cold River Band Price: $15.00 tickets must be purchased in advance at the Pitstop.
Saturday 9 pm to 1 am:  Kevin Blake Willard The Cadillac Cowboys:  $10.00 at the door.

Beer garden at the derby
21 and older only, valid ID required
All alcohol will need to stay in the Beer Garden at all times

Ticket pricing
Pricing: Pre-Pay and get your 30 booklet tickets early for $20.00 at the  Chamber of Commerce until 3:00 pm on Friday.  Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket booth but will cost more if you buy them at the derby.
Tickets per ride: 3-5

Event Schedules
Horned Toad Races, Performances, Concerts and a full listing of events can be found on the Chamber website listed below along with a snapshot of the information provided by them.

Chamber of Commerce

76th Annual Horned Toad Derby Schedule
May  25,26,27,28, 2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All events at Olsen Park, Polk Street & Garfield Streets,
unless stated otherwise

Friday, May 25 (3pm – 11pm)
3:00pm – Derby Officially Opens
4:30 – Matt Flores and Friends
5pm- Coalinga High School Cheer (Olsen Park Stage)
5:00-7:00pm – King Harobed and Kenny Reeves and the Clones (Budweiser Stage)
Rock It Mobile Entertainment (Olsen Park Stage)
7:00pm – Crowning of Derby Queen, Olsen Park Stage
7:30pm-Official Horned Toad Race #1
8:00pm – 11:00pm  Altered Pieces (Budweiser  Stage)
Rock It Mobile Entertainment (Olsen Park Stage)

Saturday, May 26 (12pm – 11pm)
7:00am – Firemen’s Club Pancake Breakfast, Coalinga Fire Station, 300 W. Elm
7:00am – Register for 5k fun run/walk City of Coalinga Sport Park
10:00am – Coalinga Annual Memorial Horned Toad Derby Parade (Elm Avenue) featuring the
Westside Elementary Marching band and the Saint Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band
Noon-2pm – Coalinga Chamber of Commerce BBQ (Olsen Park) and on the Olsen park Stage: the
Saint Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band
1:30 pm  – Derby Parade Awards*and immediately following -Official Horned Toad Race #2″Grand
Marshall Race”
Coalinga  Youth Dance and Cheer, Kyle Rush Coach, WHCC Fitness and Wellness  Zumba
instructor, Demo, Brenda Rush
2:30pm – Official Horned Toad Race #3″ “The amazing Race”
3pm imaginarium: institute of Fine arts performs
4:30pm – Official Horned Toad Race #4* “Sponsors Race”
7:30 pm- Official Horned Toad Race #5
8:00pm -11pm The Mighty Cash Cats: A Tribute to Johnny Cash (Budweiser Stage)
DJD Soto B95 (Olsen Park Stage)

Sunday, May 27 (12pm – 11pm)
8:30 WHC Athletic Golf Tournament – Lemoore Golf Course
2pm- Official Horned Toad Race #6*CO-sponsors race”
3pm-Ballet Folklorico las Adelita
3:30 pm-Lorena Fernandez
4pm-Ballet Folklorico las Adelaita
4pm- Official Horned Toad Race #7
4:30pmEl Bohemio de Michoacan
5pm-Mariachi Uruapan
6pm-Grupo Desafio
7pm-Sueno Musical
8pm-Grupo Prohibido: Musica Tejana
9pm-Los capos del Valle: Musica Cumbia
10pm-Grupo Pramas: Musica Grupera

Monday, May 28 (10am – 4pm)
9:00am –  American Veteran’s Memorial Day Program at Pleasant Valley Cemetery
10:30am – Watermelon Seed spitting contest – First Presbyterian Church
11:00am – Water Fights –sponsored by Coalinga Firemen’s Club & Official Horned Toad Race #8
Noon – Fatte Challenge Pizza Eating Contest sponsored by Fatte Albert’s Pizza and the Pit Stop
Noon-Dressed in Purple (Budweiser Stage)
1:30 pm -Official Horned Toad Race #9
4:00pm – Grand Champion Horned Toad Race/Close of Derby


Vendor List

We also have a vendor check-in list provided to us by the Chamber with a list of some of the current vendors

A Crafty Place
A Taste of Paradise
A Touch of Fantasy
Airbrush Artworks
Butler Amusements (Pizza and Candy Stand)
CC Water Wars
CHS Senior Parents
Coalinga Lion’s Club
Cricket Wireless
Dunlap Leadership Academy
GTS Tax Services
JoJo’s Sandwiches
JLT Concessions
T Concessions
The Lemonade Yard
Marta Chavez
MV Gourmet/VT Express (2)
Omni Salon
Oregon High Five
Payton Photos
Rainbow Concessions
Rocca Distributing
Rodeo Realtors
Rollin’n the Dough-Nut’s
Taqueria el Repollito
Terry’s Art Forms
Trendy Salon
Udder D-Lite
The Write Spot

 Derby Attraction Photo Gallery

We also have attached a photo gallery with some of the attractions that will be at the derby this year.

Many rides like the Zipper,  Fireball, Gravitron, Giants Slide, and much more !!!

We hope to see everyone at the derby supporting our Local Businesses.  Make sure to visit all the vendors making your 2012 Coalinga Horned Toad Derby a Year to remember!!!





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