North Star hosts the rodeo up at Dead Broke Arena just outside Hugo, MN. It is about a 30 minute drive from downtown Minneapolis, but don’t worry if you don’t have a vehicle there will be a bus available to transport people out to Hugo. Please check back closer to the rodeo dates for a bus schedule.

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.

Directions to Dead Broke


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 .


Dead Broke Arena can now host up to 3000 people! They have added bleachers, and expanded the announcing booth. We will have a huge area for vendors, a dance tent, and plenty of room on site for camping (no electrical or water hook ups are available) There is an excellent warm up arena and a very supportive staff who are thrilled to host us again.


Handicap Access:

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.