Rodeo and Volunteer Information

 

VOLUNTEERING:

 

NSGRA welcomes and appreciates our unsung heroes —volunteers! We can’t host our rodeo without your generous donation of time, Work a 4 hour shift and your rodeo admission is complimentary! You will also have access to complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and food. We also have a few key volunteering positions such as working on the chute or arena crew or being an event timer that requires a two day commitment. You get to wear a really cool timer vest and will earn praise and admiration from all you meet—perhaps. Please email Tony at t.schwartz84@yahoo.com to offer your help. Are you a super volunteer? Two of our most active volunteers will earn more than our thanks. We have a silver belt concho and silver volunteer buckle with the same design as our event buckles. Criteria for these awards include total hours of volunteering and positive attitude. We need help with set up and tear down and those those count, too.

 
TICKETS 
 
The North Star Regional Rodeo is a family friendly event that is free to children 12 and younger when accompanied with an adult. Advance tickets are only $10.00 each day and $15.00 each day at the gate. We are working to resolve our online payment system issues but in the meanwhile, anyone who e-mails us by Thursday July 26th at info@nsgra.org with your name and how many tickets you wish to reserve, we will honor your request at the reduced advance price at the gate. Please ask for our "will call" list at the admissions booth.

 

ENTERTAINMENT:
 

The rodeo is great entertainment with both traditional rodeo events such as bull riding and barrel racing and our own unique camp events that are crowd pleasers. We have food and beverages both alcoholic and non alcoholic available. We also have vendors that you can purview during set up time between events. Our rodeo offers a dance floor and country music at our tent at the rodeo grounds on both Saturday and Sunday. We also have dance opportunities after registration from 8-10PM Friday night at the Saloon and after the awards ceremony ends on Sunday night at the Saloon. Saturday night features a show with fine entertainers from across the United States. The Saloon is located at 9th and Hennepin in downtown Minnapolis. If you are interested in being an entertainer or vendor at our rodeo please e-mail info@nsga.org

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - for rodeo weekend.  
** This is tentative and will be updated as the rodeo weekend approaches.

 

Friday, July 27

Registration @ the Saloon from 6pm - 8pm

Country Dancing @ the Saloon 8pm - 10pm

 

Saturday, July 28

Rodeo Schedule: (running order to be updated later)

Starts roughly at 10:30

Grand Entry at Noon

Royalty Show at the Saloon. Doors open at 6pm & show starts at 7pm.

 

Sunday, July 29

Rodeo Schedule: (running order to be updated later)

Starts roughly at 10:30

Grand Entry at Noon

Awards Ceremony at the Saloon. Doors open at 6pm

 
TRANSPORTATION 
 

They say in Minnsota that we have two seasons--winter and road construction. It is not 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.

 
Rodeo Event Order
Start time will be 10:30am 
  • Calf Roping
  • Chute Dogging
  • Breakaway Roping
  • Team Roping
  • Grand Entry
  • Steer Deco
  • Pole Bending
  • Steer Riding
  • Goat Dressing
  • Barrel Racing
  • Flag Racing
  • Wild Drag
  • Bull Riding
  • Bronc Riding will not be offered at the NSRR.