The 102nd annual Snake River Stampede will take place July 18-22, 2017 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.
Boasting a $400,000 payoff, the Snake River Stampede is one of the top 10 regular season professional rodeos in the nation.
The Snake River Stampede has evolved from a small, local bucking horse competition in the early 1900’s to a major professional sports event.
Originally it was called the Rodeo and Buck Show and the bucking stock was herded overland from the Horseshoe Bend area. In 1937, it was named the Snake River Stampede and became a professional rodeo.
Virtually all of the world champions have competed at the Stampede at one time or another.
The rodeo features bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and ladies’ barrel racing, plus mutton busting for the kids and the famous Snake River Stampeders Night Light Drill Team.
Attendance is approximately 60,000 for the five-day, six-performance event.
A message from Snake River Stampede Board President, Ken Nicodemus:
With the community’s support for over 100 years, together, we’ve been able to build our event into one of the largest premiere rodeos in the nation. More importantly, as a non-profit organization, your support has allowed our volunteer board to invest millions of dollars back into the community.
Some of our community partners include the Kiwanis Club, Rotary, Lions, and the Exchange Club. Our investment in the community’s youth includes Treasure Valley 4-H Clubs and our Calf Scramble programs. Several years ago we founded Stampede for the Cure. During this time, the Stampede for the Cure has donated over $600,000 to provide breast cancer screenings and awareness education for Treasure Valley women.
Thank you Nampa and the Treasure Valley for your support. We look forward to riding with you all week long. Now sit back and enjoy the rodeo!