Concessions and a full bar are available each night, with gates opening at
4:00 pm, Mutton Busting at 6:00pm, and the PRCA performance beginning at
Ticket prices are:
Children (6--12) $5
Family Package (2
adults, 2 children) $35
Tickets will be available for purchase
at several Elko businesses, as well as at the gate. Links to purchase
through PayPal are on our Schedule page. For box seat
availability and reservations, please contact Rose Conner at 775-738-7991.
The Silver State Stampede is the oldest rodeo in Nevada. The tradition
of Elko’s annual rodeo started in 1913 when GS Garcia, the world-famous
bit, spur, and saddle maker, decided that northern Nevada cowboys needed
a rodeo, and the town needed the added entertainment and income.
Today’s Stampede has grown into a multi-faceted event, showcasing the best
of rodeo and ranch cowboys alike. The Stampede won the award for 2006 Best
Small Rodeo in the Wilderness Circuit. We have won it four out of five years--in
2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
The PRCA stock contractor is the Bar T
Rodeo Company of Chester, Utah, which is owned and operated by the Kerby
family. With 50 years of experience producing professional rodeos, Bar T
brings to Elko some of the best stock in the industry. Members of the
Cowboy Rodeo Hall of Fame, Kerbys have sent stock to the National Finals
Rodeo every year since 1959. They won the PRCA Best Remuda Award in 2006
and in 2011 for their great bucking stock.
The Stampede is extremely unique in that
it is the only professional rodeo to offer Garcia spurs to event
winners. In the past, the winner of the saddle bronc riding has received a
handcrafted, miniature bronc saddle made by local cowboy and
saddlemaker Bill Maupin. As Bill enters retirement, the winner
of the saddle bronc riding will instead receive $1,000 from the renowned
Bill Maupin left presents 2011 miniature saddle to saddle bronc winner Brock
Winn of Ferron, UT who won on Bar T’s horse, Robins Best.
Event purses for the rodeo totaled
over $20,000, with $3,000 designated for each event.
Click here fo a link
to the PRCA website.