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.
Can I bring a bag or a purse?
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.
Are each of the rodeo performances the same?
Yes! All eight performances host the same events and specialty acts, so come join us when it fits your schedule!
May I bring my children to the Rodeo? Is there a discount for children?
All ages are welcome. Small children two and under, that do not occupy a seat, are free. There are no other child discounts available.
How long does it last?
Each performance last approximately two and a half hours.
May I bring my dog?
No, pets of any kind are not permitted at the rodeo.
Can I bring food & drinks?
No food, beverage, containers, or weapons of any kind are allowed to be brought in at this venue. Food, Beverage, and merchandise vendors are available on site.
Are the seats covered? Do the bleacher seats have backrests?
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.
When do the gates open?
Gates open two hours prior to each performance. You are encouraged to come E-A-R-L-Y to shop, eat and enjoy the amazing vendors!
What is the parking fee?
$5.00 per vehicle.
Is there handicapped seating available? Parking?
Yes both are available. Tickets can be purchased online. Handicapped parking is located on Rodeo Drive and can be accessed from Miller Valley Rd or Shemmer Drive.
Can I bring my camera?
No recorders or cameras are permitted.
Is this a non-smoking event?
Smoking is prohibited including e-cigarettes, except in designated areas.
What if it rains?
The rodeo will be held unless it is potentially dangerous for the contestants and/or livestock.
What should I wear to the rodeo?
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.