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Clearwater Rodeo - Frequently Asked Questions

Are admission tickets going to be available to purchase at the gate or in local stores?


To help control our ever growing crowd and offer you the best show we can, we will be limiting admission ticket sales this year.  All Tickets for GENERAL ADMISSION SEATS Need To Be Purchased In Advance On HUMAITIX.  We will not have tickets available to purchase at the local stores this year.  


How can I advertise my company at the Clearwater Rodeo?

If your interested in Sponsoring or Advertising please email

How does my company become a vendor at the Clearwater Rodeo?

If you are interested in being a vendor during the rodeo, please contact Jesse at 763-238-2789.

Can I participate in the Clearwater Rodeo?

Anyone interested in competing at the 2024 Clearwater Rodeo, 

Please watch the Facebook page for updated info.



What does the Rodeo cost to attend?

Ticketing and Parking information is listed on our main Clearwater Rodeo page. Please see our main rodeo page for all the details.

Can my child participate in the mutton bust or calf ribbon race?

Mutton Bust will be available for kids ages 5-7 yrs.

Calf Ribbon Race is for all kids between the ages of 6-12 yrs.

Both events will be held all three days of the Clearwater Rodeo. Sign-up under the SBSC TENT at the beginning of each Rodeo Performance, if your child would like to participate in the Mutton Bust. 

Will the Clearwater Rodeo get cancelled for bad weather?

The Clearwater Rodeo is held rain or shine! Our cowboys and cowgirls are tough!  

Can anyone attend the BBQ Dinner on Saturday of the Rodeo?

Saturday of the Clearwater Rodeo, the Silver Bullet Saddle Club puts on a full BBQ Dinner that is open for all to enjoy. This is a BBQ dinner with all the fixings and costs $xx per meal. 

Can anyone attend the Cowboy Church Service on Sunday of the Rodeo?

During the Clearwater Rodeo, Sunday's Cowboy Church Service is non-denominational and begins at 10am. This is free for the public to attend.

Will we be able to purchase food & beverages at the Rodeo?

The Silver Bullet Saddle Club has two Cook Shacks open during the Clearwater Rodeo with many delicious food & non-alcoholic beverage options for you to choose from. We also have vendors offering unique food choices too.  

Will we be able to buy alcoholic beverages at the Rodeo?

Yes, the Clearwater Lions will be tending the Beer Gardens all three days of the Rodeo. 

Can we bring food & beverages into the rodeo?

We do not allow outside food and beverages on our grounds.

Do you offer overnight camping during the rodeo?

Sorry, we do not allow overnight camping on our grounds during the rodeo, unless you are a competitor or a working SBSC club member. Camping is available locally at these locations:

A-J Acres Camp Grounds


1300 195th St. E, Clearwater, MN 55320

St.Cloud/Clearwater RV Park


2454 Co Rd 143, Clearwater, MN 55320

St. Cloud Campground & RV Park


2491 2nd St. SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304 

What events do the cowboys and cowgirls compete in at the Clearwater Rodeo?

Each day of the Clearwater Rodeo, our competitors compete in the following events:

Bareback Bronc Riding

Hanging on with only one hand to the "bareback rigging", which is a wide leather belt that fits around the horse's midsection, the cowboy must ride the bucking horse for a minimum of eight seconds without touching himself or the horse with his free hand. Each time the horse bucks, the cowboy brings his knees towards his body, keeping his heels against the horse and toes turned out (called spurring), then stretches his legs out again. The higher and more frequently he spurs, the better the score.

Saddle Bronc Riding

This is a classic eight-second event in the sport of rodeo, easily identified by its rocking chair motion. The cowboy sits on a stout horse in an "association saddle", holding on to the bucking rein that is attached to the horse's halter, moving his legs from the knees down in a back and forth motion. His feet must remain in the stirrups, toes turned out, while marking the horse by keeping his heels in the well of the horse's neck on the first jump without touching himself or the horse with his free hand.

Steer Wrestling

The object of steer wrestling, also called "bull dogging", is to lean from a running horse onto the neck of a 400-600 lb. running steer, catch it from behind the horns and quickly slide from the horse to the ground to stop the steer's forward motion. They wrestle the animal to the ground with all four of it's legs pointing in the same direction. The hazer assists the bulldogger by riding along the right side of the steer to keep it running straight. The fastest time wins.

Breakaway Roping

This is an event where the contestant ropes a running calf from horseback. The end of the rider's rope (lariat) is tied to the saddle horn with a ribbon. When the calf is roped and the ribbon breaks away from the saddle, the time is called. Ten-second penalties are given if the calf is not given a predetermined head start.

Tie Down Roping

This requires the contestant to rope a calf, dismount, run down the rope to pick up the calf, and lay it on the ground with all four legs pointing in the same direction, and tie three legs securely. The roper must remount and allow slack in the rope for five seconds, but his time ends when he throws his hands in the air after tying the legs. He is disqualified if the calf is jerked straight over backwards or if the calf is not given a head start.

Team Roping

Two contestants, a header and a heeler, ride after a steer until the header ropes the front end of the animal (around both horns, the neck or half the head) and wraps the rope around the saddle horn (a process called "dallying") to hold the steer in position for the heeler to rope both back legs. Roping just one of the legs costs a five second penalty. The timer is not stopped until the heeler catches the legs and dallies, the header has turned to face the heeler, and both ropes are right. The fastest time wins.

Barrel Racing

This is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around the pre-set barrels in the fastest time.

Bull Riding

This is the most dangerous event in the sporting world today! The cowboy must ride the 1,800-2,000 lb. animal for eight seconds with only a single hand wrapped in a flat braided rope that has been placed around the bull just behind its shoulders. The bull rider is not required to mark the animal or move his legs in a particular pattern. During the ride, he tries to keep his body close to his hand, with his legs slightly forward, toes out and heels planted firmly in the bull's side. The magnificent power and loose hide generally found on the rodeo bull, makes them extremely hard to ride.

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