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 1912, 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 contestants and stock contractors. The Silver State Stampede is held annually in mid-July and features professional cowboys and cowgirls from all over the word.
Elko’s Annual Rodeo
The Silver State Stampede is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned event, showcasing the best of rodeo. The event includes, Mutton Busting, Mini-Bulls,
the PCRA Rodeo, a dance each night with live music and a Western Trade show.