Silver state stampede is 109 Years Young in 2021
The Silver State Stampede is the oldest rodeo in Nevada and tied for 12th Oldest Rodeo in the Nation.
The tradition of Elko’s annual rodeo started in 1912 when GS Garcia, the world-famous bit, spur, and saddle maker, decided that northern Nevada cowboys needed a rodeo, and the town needed the added entertainment and income. Today’s Stampede has grown into a multi-faceted event, showcasing the best of rodeo and ranch cowboys alike.
In 2012, a book was published displaying the 100 years of the Silver State Stampede. Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum currently sells this book.