Silver State Stampede

Photo by Sydney Martinez | Travel Nevada

For 110 years, the Silver State Stampede has brought the best in rodeo action to the Elko County Fairgrounds in the heart of Elko, Nevada. As the oldest rodeo in the state, the Silver State Stampede started in 1913, when GS Garcia, the world-famous bit, spur and saddle maker decided northern Nevada cowboys needed a rodeo, too. On top of that, the event would bring in much-needed entertainment and additional income.

Today’s Stampede has grown into a multi-faceted event, showcasing the top rodeo and ranch cowboys alike. The Silver State Stampede is held annually in mid-July and features real working cowboys from Nevada and the surrounding states.

What

Silver State Stampede
$5 for children, $10 for seniors,
$15 for adults and $35 for family packages

When

Early July

Where

Elko County Fairgrounds,
13 Fairgrounds Road
Elko, NV 89801

Elko’s Annual Rodeo

The Stampede includes PRCA sanctioned roping and riding events, as well as the popular Old West Bronc Riding Championship, held in the tradition of old-time buckaroos. This event is open to amateur and professional contestants alike. Entrants ride in the stock saddles they work in every day, to simulate actual working conditions of authentic modern-day cowboys and buckaroos.

The Stampede includes PRCA sanctioned roping and riding events, as well as the popular Old West Bronc Riding Championship, held in the tradition of old-time buckaroos. This event is open to amateur and professional contestants alike. Entrants ride in the stock saddles they work in every day, to simulate actual working conditions of authentic modern-day cowboys and buckaroos.