We are proud to announce that our rodeo was selected as one of the top rodeo grounds for horse contestants by the 2018 IGRA contestants! This award comes with $750 in added money for horse events at the 2021 North Star Regional Rodeo! Yee Haw!
Covid-19 restrictions may affect numerous aspects of our rodeo so all information is still preliminary and subject to change. 
North Star hosts the rodeo up at Dead Broke Arena just outside Hugo, MN. It is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Minneapolis, we are offering a ride share service with details below for those who cannot drive.

Evening events are located at the Saloon at 9th and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis.

People are more than welcome to camp at the arena grounds. There is no electricity or water hookups. Please reach out to info@nsgra.org for more information.


From the South:

Take I-35E North to Exit 123A Hugo

Go East approx 1.5 miles to Hugo and turn left at the T

Go north out of Hugo on US 61 to 170 St N (Co. Rd 4).

Take the round about left and entrance is about 100 feet

on the right.

From the North:

Take 35 South to Highway 97

Go East on 97 to Highway 61

Go South on 61 to County Road 4 (170 St. N)

Take a right at the round about.

Entrance is immediately on the right.


There will be reserved parking for handicap access, but this is a grassy/gravel area, nothing is paved. There will be two 10 x 10 sun shelters at ground level for wheelchairs and others unable to climb the bleacher steps


Anyone needing overnight trailer parking for the purpose of camping or those wishing to set up a tent, please contact info@nsgra.org.

Dead Broke Camp Ground Information:
  • There are no electrical hookups available, but personal generators are welcome.
  • A water station will be available to fill your onboard tanks.
  • There are no showers available.
  • There is no dump station available on the grounds. Please do not dump your grey or black water tanks on the grounds


They say in Minnsota that we have two seasons--winter and road construction. Our rodeo is not held in winter! Whether you are driving to our host hotel, the Saloon or the Dead Broke Arena in Hugo, MN, please take time to use your favorite mapping app and avoid unneccssary delays.

We crunched the numbers from 2016 and compared the price increases in providing bus service from downtown Minneapolis to the rodeo grounds and relucantly concluded that we cannot justify the expense this year. Recognizing that not everyone drives or owns a car, we would like to facilitate ride sharing. If you are willing to play chauffer/taxi driver or need a pick up, please e-mail info@nsgra.org as early as possible before rodeo weekend. We will do our best to match those needing help to those willing to help. Some drivers may choose to serve a particular area or offer a pick up by a particular landmak and will expect the rider to meet them there. NSGRA is simply playing match maker and cannot guarentee a ride. Riders will need to return with their driver unless they find someone at the rodeo to get them back.


Our Mission

NSGRA is to operate as a tax exempt organization under 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, assisting local communities and charities through support, education, and fundraisers while providing a friendly environment for all persons to participate in and learn about western lifestyles and skills.


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PO BOX 581157
Minneapolis, MN 55458