Frequently Asked Questions

 

PARKING:

Where do I park and how much is parking?
Follow the directions on our Maps & Directions page. Parking attendants will show you where to park. There is no charge for parking. 

Is there handicapped parking available?
Handicapped parking is available. Please notify the parking attendants on your way in and they will direct you.

 

EVENTS:

What rodeo events will I see each night at the rodeo?
All of the events are held each night with different cowboys and cowgirls riding. Events include:  Bareback Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Mutton Bustin', Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding. 

Is Saturday Night the finals?
No. Different cowboys and cowgirls compete each night. The winning ride could occur on any of the given nights. Don't miss any of the action - purchase tickets for all three performances! 

Is there a charge for the music after each performance?
No, the music is open to anyone to attend in the concession pavilion after the rodeo performance each night.

What is the Nickel Scramble?
The nickel scramble is an event where any child can head out to the rodeo arena and “scramble” for nickels that are spread across the rodeo arena. They are divided into age groups & volunteers from the rodeo committee and visiting rodeo queens are in the arena to help if there are younger ones participating.

How do I sign my child up for the Nickel Scramble?
Any child wanting to participate in the Nickel Scramble lines up by the gate on the East side of the arena by 6:15 PM

Is there a fee for children to participate in the Nickel Scramble?
There is no charge for kids to participate in the Nickel Scramble on Friday & Saturday Nights

What is the Exceptional Rodeo and is there a charge?
The Exceptional Rodeo is on Thursday night for children with special needs who compete in mock rodeo events before the main show starts that evening. Your regular admission ticket covers your admission to the Exceptional Rodeo. Come and cheer them on! 

How do I sign up a participant for the Exceptional Rodeo?
If there are spots available, the sign-up form is on our Exceptional Rodeo page. 

How do I sign my child up for Mutton Bustin?
If there are spots available, the sign-up form is on our Mutton Bustin page. Typically you can begin applying for a spot on October 1st. Spots fill quickly so don't delay!

Are there any events on Sunday?
There is not a rodeo performance on Sunday, but be sure to join us for the Cowboy Church Service and breakfast at the fairgrounds. 

 

TICKETING:

What are the ages for child & adult tickets?
Ages 2 through 12 require a children's ticket. At the time of the performance if they are 13 or older, they require an adult ticket.

Are infants free?
If the child is UNDER 2 years old, they will NOT need a ticket – they will have to stay in a lap the entire performance and cannot have a car seat carrier or stroller. All of their "luggage" must fit within your seat. 

What if my child will be in a stroller?
If a child is in the stroller you would have to purchase seats in row one, you would also have to buy a child’s ticket for the stroller seat just as an adult would need one for a wheelchair.

If I have a child’s ticket but it is going to be an adult, how do I upgrade it?
When you get to the rodeo for the evening you’re attending bring your ticket to the main ticket booth. It's the brown building as you walk in the main entrance. They will assist you in upgrading your ticket.  

What is family night?
Family Night is on Thursday & is a great deal on General Admission tickets where you purchase two adult tickets and get up to 5 children’s tickets. This deal is only for General Admission tickets and is sponsored by Coca-Cola. 

Is there a military or senior citizen discount on tickets?
There is not a military or senior citizen discount at this time, but we do offer a group discount for a large group of 20 or more tickets for the same performance.

Can I put a hold on my tickets and pay for them when I pick them up?
No, tickets must be paid for in full when ordering. The ticketing system does not allow any holds. 

My tickets are being held at "Will Call". What is that and how do I get them? 
If you select "Will Call", you will pick your tickets up at the rodeo grounds the night of the performance at the main ticket booth (brown building at the main gate). Please bring your email confirmation. Tickets will be held in the name of the person who PURCHASED the tickets, not in the individual's name on the ticket. 

I selected "Tickets by Mail" and I haven't received my tickets yet. What do I do?
The ticket office mails tickets within 72 hours of your order being placed. If you do not receive your order within three weeks of your order being placed, please call the ticket office at 800-367-3306

I need someone else to pick up the tickets I purchased. How do I do this? 
Please call the ticket office at 800-367-3306 and let them know. They will place a pick-up name on your tickets. Please note, they should still give your name when picking up the tickets. This just authorizes them as an additional pick-up person. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

When do the gates open?
Gates will open at 5:00 PM all three nights.

Is there food served at the Rodeo?
There is a concession stand & local organizations sell food as a fundraiser. Typically there are brats, hot dogs, burgers, pizza, popcorn, and more available for purchase. No outside food or beverage is allowed. 

Can I bring my pet?
No pets are allowed by attendees with the exception of certified service animals. Row one is recommended if bringing a certified service animal due to the bleacher-style seating. 

What if it rains?
The rodeo will continue rain or shine. If there is a lightning, we will have a brief intermission until it is safe to begin again. We recommend bringing a poncho in case of rain. Please don't use an umbrella as it will block the visibility of the attendees behind you. 

How long does the rodeo last?
Typically the rodeo lasts between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. The music typically begins around 10 PM and lasts until Midnight. 

Who do I contact to be a vendor at the rodeo?
Typically there is a waiting list to become a vendor at the rodeo. We encourage you to email spoonerrodeo@gmail.com to check on availability and be placed on the wait list. 

How do I volunteer or become a sponsor of the rodeo?
We'd love to hear from you. Email spoonerrodeo@gmail.com to get in touch with the rodeo chairman.