3 days of professional rodeo action
Friday and Saturday performance starts at 7:00 p.m. with gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday performance starts at 5:00 with gates open at 3:00 p.m.
The Silver State Stampede is the oldest rodeo in Nevada. 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. The Silver State Stampede has won the award for Best Small Rodeo in the Wilderness Circuit so many times we lost count. This is an award voted on by the competing cowboys and cowgirls which makes it even more of an honor to our rodeo.
Event added money totals $46,750
The Stampede is extremely unique in that it is the ONLY professional rodeo to offer Garcia spurs to event winners.
The Stampede is very proud of our Nevada cowboys and cowgirls as was the late Silver State Stampede Board of Director Walter Leberski. In honor of Walt, a Henry rifle, donated by Mike Laughlin is awarded to the high point NV cowboy or cowgirl each year.
Mike and Silver State Stampede President Pat Laughlin presenting Joe Harper with the Henry rifle. Joe was the 2020 High Point Cowboy
Silver State Stampede President Pat Laughlin presenting Tony Barrington with the Henry rifle. Tony was the 2021 High Point Cowboy