The Nation’s Greatest Fourth of July rodeo provides fun activities for everyone
St. Paul, Ore. (May 18, 2017) – Tickets are on sale for the Nation’s Greatest Fourth of July rodeo, the St. Paul Rodeo in St. Paul, Oregon.
The rodeo, in its 82nd year, is a tradition for thousands of rodeo fans and families, drawing upwards of 50,000 people over its five-day run, June 30-July 4. The rodeo starts each night at 7:30 pm, with a 1:30 pm matinee on July 4.
There’s more than just rodeo for fans. The Great Western Barbecue Cook-off will take place on July 4, with sample plates available for sale; the Wild West Art Show runs all five days, and good food, including barbecue chicken and homemade strawberry shortcake with locally grown berries is available. Following each night of rodeo, fireworks kick off after the action, and the Tack Room Saloon is open for fans 21 years and older to quench their thirst!
Family Day activities on July 4 have changed to accommodate more kids, said Cindy Schonholtz, general manager of the St. Paul Rodeo. Activities have moved to the warm-up arena in the parking lot to allow for more time for pony rides. “This will allow our fans who come to the parade (at 10 am) to participate in the many Family Day activities we have for them.”
One thing that hasn’t changed is the tradition of the St. Paul Rodeo. “There simply isn’t a better place to spend with your family on the Fourth of July than the St. Paul Rodeo,” said Schonholtz. “The rodeo is steeped in history and tradition. Fans enjoy the patriotism of Old Glory in the grand entry, the running of the bucking horses through the arena, the fireworks every night, and the arbor vitae trees in the arena! Our fans come for the rodeo and leave having gotten so much more!”
Tickets for the St. Paul Rodeo range in price from $16 to $32 plus fees, and can be purchased online at StPaulRodeo.com, at the ticket office in St. Paul, and at the gate. For more information, visit the website or call 800-237-5920.