Ponoka Stampede is one of the Top 10 rodeos in the world featuring Chuckwagon races, beer gardens, dances, concerts, parades, midway and of course, all of the traditional rodeo events. The best cowboys and cowgirls in North America travel to the Ponoka Stampede to compete on the finest rodeo stock for over a half a million dollars in prize money.
The Ponoka Stampede is more than just a rodeo, it’s an eighty two year old tradition that continues to endure, becoming a bigger and better show each year.
The Ponoka Stampede is the largest Canadian Professional Cowboy Association Approved Rodeo and was first held in 1936.
Who is it for?
Admission to the grounds is FREE, however all shows are ticketed, except Fireworks, Parade and market.
Individual event tickets: $25 to $50
Midway Tickets: Purchase before June 26th at Hamilton’s IGA in Ponoka for $30+GST or on site at the West Coast Amusements midway ticket booths for $40+GST
Pass: Adults $273.00 / Kids 12 & under $194.25
How to get tickets?
Tickets are also available through Ponoka Rodeo Office at 5616 -39 Ave.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
June 25th – Grounds open 5:30pm
June 26th to July 1 – Grounds open at Noon.
Fireworks – June 25th, 26th, 27th and 30th | Night
Parade – Friday | 10:00 AM
Art Shows & markets: June 28-30th 11am- 9pm, July 1st – 11am- 6pm
The Ponoka Stampede Gift Show: June 28- July 1st- 10am- 6:15pm
Midway – June 26th to July 1st | 12:30 PM to late
June 25 – Leann Rimes Live
June 26 – The WashBoard Union
June 27 – Lee Brice
Venue & Address :
Ponoka Stampede Grounds, Highway 53 E., Ponoka, AB T4J 1R7 CA
Located in the heart of Alberta, Ponoka is a half hour (50 km) north of Red Deer and a comfortable one-hour drive (100 km) south of Edmonton. Calgary is a two-hour(200 km) drive south along Highway 2.