Frequently Asked Questions:
The World's Oldest Rodeo® is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) which consists of both roughstock, or judged events (bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding) and timed events (steer wrestling, tie-down and team roping, and barrel racing) during each performance.
Q: Can I bring a bag or a purse?
A: Our policy has changed. You can bring a clear bag, or a small clutch bag. Please read our "Know Before You Go Policy" for more information.
Q: How do I become involved?
Members: CLICK HERE to view the membership application.
Volunteers: CLICK HERE to view the volunteer application.
Vendors: CLICK HERE to view the vendor inquiry form.
Q: Are each of the rodeo performances the same?
A: Yes! All eight performances host the same events and specialty acts, so come join us when it fits your schedule!
Q: May I bring my children to the Rodeo? Is there a discount for children?
A: Yes! All ages are welcome. Small children two and under, that do not occupy a seat, are free. Children twelve and under receive a $2 discount, but must be purchased through the ticket office to receive the discount.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Each performance last approximately two and a half hours
Q: May I bring my dog?
A: No, pets of any kind are not permitted at the rodeo.
Q: Can I bring food & drinks?
A: No food, beverage, containers, or weapons of any kind are allowed at this venue.
Q: Are the seats covered? Do the bleacher seats have backrests?
A: Most of the seats are covered, except for the west-end and arena-level areas. The west-end, arena-level, and upper-level bleachers do not have backrests.
Q: When do the gates open?
A: Gates open two hours prior to each performance.
Q: What is the parking fee?
A: $5.00 per vehicle.
Q: Is there handicapped seating available? Parking?
A: Yes both are available. Information and tickets are available through the ticket office only or must be purchased through the ticket office.
Q: Can I bring my camera?
A: No recorders or cameras are permitted.
Q: Is this a non-smoking event?
A: Smoking is prohibited including e-cigarettes, except in designated areas.
Q: What if it rains?
A: The rodeo will be held unless it is potentially dangerous for the contestants and/or livestock.
Q: What should I wear to the rodeo?
A: Put on your favorite hat and boots! Festive, cowboy attire is always welcome, but not required. Comfortable clothing with a light jacket or sweater is recommended if joining us in the evening.