Enjoy Snake River Stampede’s 104th annual event with Coors Banquet, a sponsor of the Snake River Stampede and proudly distributed by Craig Stein Beverage. The rodeo will feature Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Bareback Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding. Friday night following the rodeo, Grand Webb Band will play an upbeat concert country/southern rock/blues concert.
Event & Ticket Information
Date & Time: July 16-20, 2019, doors open at 5:30 p.m., rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 there is a matinee performance: gates open at 10:30 a.m. and rodeo begins at noon
Location: Idaho Ford Center in Nampa, Idaho
Note: No alcohol will be sold at the matinee performance.
About Snake River Stampede
The rodeo began as the Nampa Harvest Festival over a century ago, featuring crop exhibits and prizes along with special attractions. Over the following years, bucking contests, calf roping, and bulldogging became the main attractions of the event. By 1937, the rodeo separated from the Harvest Festival and joined the Rodeo Cowboys Association. Rodeo director Ike Corlett renamed it the Snake River Stampede. From there, the rodeo took course to becoming a nationally recognized and respected event.
In 1997, the Snake River Stampede relocated to the Ford Idaho Center to give all attendees a prime rodeo experience. The facility offers an oval seating arrangement around the arena with a capacity of up to 10,000. This layout provides spectators with close-up view of the action from any seat. On top of that, the facility is air conditioned to keep people, and their beer, cool throughout the event.
Another significant year for Snake River Stampede was 2014, when the rodeo was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. The induction process was initiated by Jimmie Hurley, the long-time secretary for the rodeo, who nominated Snake River Stampede for the esteemed award. The president at the time, Jeff Agenbroad, accepted the award in Colorado Springs.