Ticket sales for the 2021 St. Paul Rodeo will begin August 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM. Next Year’s Rodeo will be run Wednesday, June 30th to Sunday, July 4th. Ticket sales are opening earlier than usual, and are expected to sell quickly due to high interest from rodeo fans. Fans can also purchase tickets for the VIP Deck at the Tack Room Saloon, voted one of the 10 best cowboy bars in the United States.
To purchase tickets and have a chance at the best seats, visit the St. Paul Rodeo website at stpaulrodeo.com.
The St. Paul Rodeo Wild West Art Show is looking for talented new artists from local schools. A juried art show is held annually in conjunction with the St. Paul Rodeo over the 4th of July week to present high quality, western inspired art work. The Show welcomes all form of art mediums.
The St. Paul Rodeo remains scheduled for June 30 through July 4, 2020.
- You must be a student [Ages 8 through college]
- Submit a completed application by June 10, 2020. (Turn in Art June 30th)
- Label item(s) with artists name, title of work, & price $
- Art must be Western inspired [i.e. cowboys, animals, landscape, etc.]
- Size of art piece may not exceed 36” in any dimension
- Art work must be a finished product, ready to display and for sale.
- Artist must establish sale price to include $5 per item show commission
Jurying for the Student Art Show begins the week of June 10th. For an application, visit the Applications page of the St. Paul Rodeo website at stpaulrodeo.com. Questions regarding the competition may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of its support to the community, the St. Paul Rodeo Association offers two $4,000 scholarships every year: one to a a graduating senior from St. Paul High School, and the other to a child of an Association member.
Applicants may be a graduating high school senior, or full time freshman, sophomore or junior at an accredited college. The scholarship must be used within 2 years, and will be paid directly to the educational institution.
Applications are now open and due by April 1, 2020. For more information and an application, go here: 2020_St._Paul_Rodeo_Scholarship_Application.
The St. Paul Rodeo arena will see some big, bright improvements this Spring if the City Council approves a plan by the St. Paul Rodeo Association to replace the aging stadium lighting, some of which is over 40 years old.
Funded by the the Association, the $450,000 project will improve lighting in and around the arena and City Park. Under the current Use Agreement between the City and the Association, any capital improvement project costing over $100,000 requires Council approval. The Council will consider the request at the February 12th regular monthly meeting.
The new professionally designed lighting will increase safety, be more energy efficient, and will enhance the visitor experience for events at the facility, including the annual Rodeo and Fall high school football. Electrical infrastructure will be upgraded to serve the new lighting with the assistance of Portland General Electric.
The lights will be installed on 15 new poles. As part of it’s commitment to community service, the Association has offered to provide space on top of one of the poles for the installation of an antenna to make badly needed improvements to public safety communications in French Prairie. Preliminary discussions are underway with the St. Paul Fire District, Marion County, and METCOM concerning the installation to see if it’s technically feasible.
At the February 12th meeting, the Council will resume consideration of the proposed Rodeo Complex Management Agreement and could render a decision.
Late yesterday afternoon, the City posted Notice that the City Council will hold a Special Council meeting Thursday night at 6pm at the St. Paul Community Hall.
An executive session is scheduled from 6 to 6:30pm. The public portion of the meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30.
View the meeting notice here.
*** UPDATE – LIFEFLIGHT RESPONSE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO FLIGHT OPERATIONS ISSUES ***
Lifeflight has been dispatched to a serious injury accident at St Paul Hwy and French Prairie Road. Traffic will be affected while a landing zone is established. Avoid the area and use an alternate route.
The St. Paul Fire Department is responding to a reported brush fire near Melcher Farms on McKay Road West of Arbor Grove Road in St. Paul. Watch for emergency vehicles and traffic congestion.
It was a snowy and cold morning at the St. Paul Rodeo Complex, but it was the ideal training location for a group of K9 officers and their partners. The City of St. Paul and the St. Paul Rodeo Association made the facility and grounds available to law enforcement agencies to help police dogs learn to operate in unusual surroundings and inclement weather. Officers and their canine partners conducted tracking exercises in and under the grandstands and around the barns and outbuildings.
The event allowed officers to become familiar with layout of the Rodeo Complex; useful knowledge to have in case of an emergency, and part of the continuing effort by the City and the St. Paul Rodeo Association to provide a safe environment for visitors. Officers from Salem PD, the Marion and Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, and Newberg-Dundee PD were among participating agencies.
Fire and EMS are responding to a traffic crash on Hwy 99E just North of the Hwy 211 intersection. Watch for emergency vehicles and traffic congestion.
Tickets for the 2019 St. Paul Rodeo, the nation’s greatest 4th of July rodeo, go on sale today. Each year, some 55,000+ people head to St. Paul for a week of fun and family entertainment as the top cowboys and cowgirls in the nation compete in the historic rodeo arena.
The 2019 St. Paul Rodeo runs July 2 through 6 and includes the Wild West Art show, Hall of Fame BBQ, nightly fireworks, carnival, and 4th of July parade. For those 21 and older, no visit to the Rodeo is complete without a visit to the Tack Room Saloon, voted one of the best cowboy bars in America.
All seating is reserved, and shows sell out quickly. Visit the St. Paul Rodeo Tickets and Deals web page and reserve your seats today!