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Rodeo and rally make for a busy day at the Fairgrounds

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Saturday's going to be a busy day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

The Gus Trent Rodeo is in town, with a competition going on at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, and there's a food truck rodeo, which should run well into the evening. If you're driving anywhere near the Fairgrounds Saturday, traffic is expected to be a rodeo of its own.

The Gus Trent Rodeo, a multi-event competition, is a traditional rodeo with participants competing in barrel racing, steer roping, bull-riding, and mounted shooting.

Plus, there is a massive food truck rally taking place, also at the Fairgrounds, where they are hoping to break a world record.

Around 9 a.m. Saturday morning, at least 100 food trucks will meet at Encore Plaza at the corner of Cass and Nebraska Ave. Part of breaking the world record entails driving in a parade line, with no more than one food truck length in between each one, for two miles to the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn will be there to ring a dinner bell and set the parade in motion. Then, one by one, each truck will arrive at the Fairgrounds and get into place. All of them serving simultaneously in one place will break the record, which was set back in April in Miami, with 62 food trucks.

The rally in Tampa runs from noon until 8 p.m.

There will be live music by several bands, and plenty of activities for the kids. Admission is free, but parking runs $6.

For more information, check out Generation Food Truck on Facebook or FloridaStateFair.com for more information.

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