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TICKETS

Q. Where is the ticket office?
A. 20025 4th Street. Under Section A on the east side of the arena.
Prices: *All seats reserved. All Children age 2 & over need a ticket!

Q. Are tickets okay on your phone?
A. YES - tickets just need to be scan-able. Although, it is preferred that tickets are printed out.

SELL OUT PERFORMANCE

Q. What else can we do?
A. Carnival, Vendors, Wild West Art Show, Tack Room. Fireworks after the show. Buy tickets 
for the next performance.

ANIMALS
Q. Are animals allowed?
A. Only certified service animals on leash are allowed in the arena seating area - if space allows, may need to purchase additional seat; No pets. If outside arena, all animals must be on a leash around grounds.

STADIUM OPENING AND POLICIES /ARRIVAL TIME
Q. What time do Arena gates open?
A. One hour prior to show: 6:30pm for the 7:30pm shows and 12:30pm for the 1:30pm show.
Q. What time should I arrive?
A. Ticket office is open 11:00am to 9:00pm on performance days.
 Suggest arriving to grounds about 2 hours prior to rodeo to allow time to park and get into arena.
Carnival and Vendors open 3:00 pm on July 2, 1:00 pm July 3 & 5, 11:00 am on July 4 and 1:00 pm on July 6. 

Wild West Art Show opens 3:00pm July 2,3 & 5, 11:00 am July 4 and 1:00 pm July 6

Tack Room Saloon opens at 4:00 pm July 2, 3 & 5, Noon July 4 and 3:00 pm July 6
Q. Can I take food or drinks into the arena?
A. Food is ok. Water is ok if in a sealed clear container. No coolers. No alcohol. Alcohol is for sale under the stands along with additional food & drinks. The St. Paul High School Booster Club has all food concessions throughout the stadium.
Q. Where is the VIP entrance?
A. Gold Spur entrance is at section D/E.
Company Corral is by section G gate, go up the outside staircase north of the ticket office.
VIP DECK is through the Tack Room.
Q. Can I bring my camera into the stadium?
A. Cell phone cameras and still camera with a lens less than 3 inches long can be brought into the stadium to take photos for PERSONAL USE ONLY. The St. Paul Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and that organization owns the rights to all videos and photos therefore only member photographers, the St. Paul Rodeo or the PRCA are allowed to sell photos or use them for any commercial purposes. Those with cameras with lenses over 3 inches must return those to their car or proceed to the rodeo house to discuss a camera pass.

ATM
Q. Where are the ATM’s?
A. By ticket office, by section D&E, and by the Jaycees beer garden.

CHANGING TABLES/FAMILY TENT
Q. Where are the changing tables, family tent?
A. Changing tables are in Family Tent located in carnival area near the Jaycees Beer Garden.

FIREWORKS
Q. Where is best place to view?
A. Outside of arena on south side in parking lot area. Or if sitting in arena, sections F & G are uncovered and best to view from your seat.
Q. What time do they start?
A. When the rodeo performance ends, usually around 9:45 or 10 pm

BEER TOKENS/ID CHECK

Q. Do I have to buy tokens to buy beer? 

A. Yes. Beer sales will be by token this year – tokens are available adjacent to the beer stands 
 in Sections A/B, D, F & G and in the Tack Room Saloon. The Ticket office will also have 
 tokens available for sale. All guests who look under 30 years old will be required to get their 
 ID’s verified and get a wrist band when purchasing tokens or entering the Tack Room. The main 
 stage tent will take tokens or credit cards for beer purchase and will be verifying ID’s also.
Q. Do I have to show my ID to purchase alcohol?
A. All guests should be prepared to show their ID if a server asks, the policy for the rodeo is to 
 use the ID verification machines and check ID’s for those who look under 30 years of age when 
 purchasing tokens and/or when being served at the beer stands, Main Stage Tent or Tack Room 
 Saloon. After ID verification guests will receive a plastic band verifying them 21 and over that 
 can be left on the entire event and they will not need to stand in line to get the ID verified unless 
 they lose the wrist band. Even with a wrist band patrons may be asked to show their ID when 
 purchasing alcohol.


CARNIVAL
Q. What is the cost of a wrist band?
A. Up to the end of day on July 1, wrist bands are $25 at Rodeo Ticket Office or online.
The carnival wristband is a voucher that is purchased from us for $25. It is good to be redeemed for any one day, July 2-6. On the day it is redeemed at the Davis Shows booth, it is only good that one day. Starting July 2 they are $30 purchased at Davis Shows ticket booth.

Q. Are wrist bands good on July 4th during discounted Rides?
A. Yes, they are good all day.
Q. What is the discounted price of rides on July 4?
A. All rides are $2 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
Q. What is the regular cost of a ride ticket, and how many tickets per ride?
A. Cost is $1.25 per ticket and most rides take 3 to 4 tickets, you can buy a book of 24 tickets for 
 $24.
Q. Where do you exchange ride Vouchers for Wrist band?
A. All ride Vouchers are exchanged at the Main Davis Shows Carnival ticket booth by the Bull Pen.

DAVIS SHOWS (Carnival Operator)
Q. How do I reach Davis Shows?
A. Pat Davis ph. is 503-539-4526, or Jessy 503-656-0225.
Q. How old do you need to be to work for Davis shows?
A. 18 years old.

FIRST AID, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Q Where is the first aid station?
A. It is a white tent across from the Ticket Office.
Q. What do I do in case of an emergency?
A. Follow the directions of first responders and St. Paul Rodeo staff. When arriving at the stadium be aware of your nearest exit.
Q. Marion County Sheriff - Where is the Marion County Command Unit?
A. The Command Unit is located at the corner of 2nd and Park
Q. Where are fire extinguishers?
A. Fire extinguishers are located throughout the rodeo grounds at the Art show tent, Main Stage Tent, Bull Pen, Ticket office, Gate D/E, Tack Room, Rodeo House, Entry Office. Additionally the fire department is stationed around the stadium.
Q. Do you have any Wheelchairs or Scooters to Rent? 

A. No

HOSPITALITY TENT * 
- *Only Members, VIP’s, Contestants & Sponsors are allowed. They must have a hospitality pass.
Q. Hours?
A. 5:30-8pm for all evening shows. 11:30am-2pm on the day of the 4th
Q. Location?
A. It is on the south side of the arena. Large, white tent with red & white striped roof.

LOST
Q. Where is the Lost and Found?
A. Lost items may be found at the ticket office.
Q. Where can I find my lost child?
A. Lost children can be found at the ticket office.

MEDIA
Q. How do I get a press pass?
A. All press must have a valid pass & check in at the Rodeo House on Malo Avenue located on the south side of the arena. It is the large two story gray house across from the Art Show Tent. Valid passes must be visible at all times. Only journalists with valid assignments will be granted press passes due to the limited space available.

PROGRAMS
Q. Where can I purchase SPR Rodeo Program?
A. Program books can be purchased 1 hour prior to show, sold at each gate for $5. Day Sheets 
 are $2.

SOUVENIRS AND COLLECTIBLES
Q. Where can I purchase St. Paul Rodeo merchandise?
A. The souvenir booths are across the parking lot from the ticket office and by D& E gate, and in tent by F gate.
The Wild West Art Show has posters, jewelry, license plate frames and other commemorative items available for sale at the front desk.

RODEO
Q. What is the order of the rodeo and time frame? 7:30pm-10:00-10:30pm
  • Grand Entry
  • Bareback Riding
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Bull Riding
  • Tie-Down Roping
  • Junior Bull Riding
  • Mid-Show Entertainment
  • Jackpot Wild Cow Milking
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Team Roping
  • Barrel Racing
  • Fireworks!
Q. Do the daily riders change?
Yes, we will not know the line-up until the contestants arrive because they might not show up.
Q. When is the championship round?
St. Paul does not have a “short go” but the champions will be determined during the final performance.

MAIN STAGE TENT - FREE entry
Q. Where is the “main” stage and what is available in that area?
  • Adjacent to River Road next to the Art Show Tent and West of the Arena wall
  • BBQ Cookoff at 11 am on July 4
  • On 3rd and 6th - guests can bring in carnival food and eat
  • Coke products, water, Coors, Coors light and craft beers available for sale
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE – CLOSES WHEN THE RODEO STARTS EACH NIGHT
 (7:30pm)
JULY 2 – PRIVATE EVENT
JULY 3 – OPENS 1:00 P.M. – The FAN Live Broadcast with Primetime at 3:00 pm
JULY 4 – OPENS AT 11:00 A.M. BBQ COOKOFF-BRONCO BILLY BAND AT 2:00 PM

JULY 5 – PRIVATE EVENT
JULY 6 – OPENS AT 1:00 PM – BRONCO BILLY BAND AT 3:00 PM

CAMPING (Dry camping no hookup) 

Q. How do you camp or reserve your spot?
A. Online (www.stpaulrodeo.com) cost $200 for week. You need a camper or trailer, no tents. No additional vehicles allowed on camp site.

PARADE
Q. What time is the Parade? 

A. July 4th at 10am but roads close at 9:30am
Q. Who is the grand marshal for the parade?
A. The 2019 grand marshal the state champion St. Paul high school girls’ volleyball and basketball teams.
Q. What is the route?
HS, Main, Malo, 4th, Church, 2nd, Across FFA field… Picture of the parade route can be viewed on the website.
List of events for families on the 4th:
  • Parade at 10:00 am
  • Pony rides and rodeo queen autographs at noon in the warm up arena.
  • BBQ Cookoff at 11:00 a.m. Main Stage Tent
  • Discounted Carnival rides starting at 11:00 am in the City Park.

CONTESTANTS AND COURTS 

Q. How do you enter the cow milking contest?
Entry office – small white building in parking lot south of the grandstands.
Q. Where do rodeo contestants sign up?
Entry office, as a PRCA rodeo all entries are done ahead of time with the exception of walk up replacements as per PRCA rules. No local entries. With valid PRCA card, companion rodeo tickets are available but only one per contestant.
Q. Where do Visiting Rodeo Courts sign up?
If riding in grand entry of performance, check in with Jennifer Tickner inside arena near flag pole at least 30 minutes prior to start. Only court members allowed in the paddock area – no helpers allowed. If court members cannot handle their horses by themselves it would not be safe to ride in the grand entry.
Court Luncheon – is after parade on July 4 in paddock area on Gold Spur deck.

PARKING
Q. Where is the VIP parking? 

A. General parking lot, they will direct you
Q. Where do I park? 

A. The Rodeo association has a lot adjacent to the stadium that will fill up quick, cost $10. 
 There is a lot just across River Road for $10, Parking at the High School for $10 and in town for 
 free. Look for landmarks where you parked your car.

MISCELLANEOUS

Q. What is the time, the entertainment, and the cost of the Jaycees Beer Garden?
A. Cover charge of $10 at 9pm every night and live entertainment after the rodeo. Tuesday, July 2nd, no live entertainment and no cover charge. Opens at 4:30pm every night, except on July 4th which opens at 11am.
Q. Where are the smoking/vaping areas?
A. There is no smoking or vaping allowed in the stadium.
Q. Are there seat cushions for sale?
A. No

TRAFFIC

Q. What is the best way out of the rodeo grounds?
A. Follow the directions and tips below:

IF YOU PARKED IN THE RODEO LOT OR ACROSS THE STREET
All cars will exit south immediately after the rodeo.
To get to :
SALEM: head south on River Road.
NEWBERG: turn left on Davidson Rd, left on French Prairie and then left on McKay – DO NOT FOLLOW 219 into St. Paul as there will be long delays.
PORTLAND/WOODBURN/I-5: Head south on River Road, left on Davidson Rd, right on French Prairie—go to Woodburn to access 1-5.

IF YOU PARKED AT ST. PAUL HIGH SCHOOL LOT:
All traffic will exit the lot to the north.
To get to :
I-5, PORTLAND, WOODBURN: Turn left out of the lot then turn right onto McKay Road and follow the signs.
NEWBERG: Turn left out of the lot and go straight to Newberg.

IF YOU PARKED IN TOWN:
On the east side of River Road/Main Street: Turn right when you get to Highway 219, no left turn allowed into town. Blanchet will be closed so no access to Main Street from Blanchet.
On the West side of River Road: Make your way to the flagger controlled intersection at Main Street and Church. Blanchet will be closed so no access to Main Street from Blanchet.
Flaggers will be located at St. Paul High School, Flashing light intersection in town at Church and Main and at the rodeo and Parochial School lot.

TRAFFIC TIPS:
• Avoid Downtown St. Paul until about 11:30 p.m. there will be pedestrians and long delays.
• Do not follow your GPS back into St. Paul. Either go to Woodburn /I-5 via French Prairie Road or Newberg via McKay Road.

• Do not go to I-5 via McKay/Ehlen Road – this road is dangerous and there will likely be delays at the I-5 interchange. The Woodburn I-5 onramps are much safer.

STADIUM POLICIES

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • NO SMOKING OR VAPING
  • NO PETS IN VENUES
  • CERTIFIED LEASHED, SERVICE ANIMALS ALLOWED
  • NO COOLERS
  • NO LASER POINTERS
  • NO SIGNS OVER 11 X 17 (NO STICKS ALLOWED ON SIGNS)
  • NO FIREWORKS
  • NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IN VENUES
  • ALL BAGS ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH AT ANY TIME
ALL OTHER ITEMS AT THE MANAGEMENTS DISCRETION

CAMERAS
PROFESSIONAL VIDEO OR STILL CAMERAS WITH LONG LENSES (OVER 3 INCHES) NOT ALLOWED IN STADIUM EXCEPT BY CREDENTIALED MEDIA.

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