Southwest Virginia’s favorite family-friendly event is back for the 56th year. The Salem Stampede Championship Rodeo bucks back into Salem January 5-7 of 2024 with the same non-stop excitement fans have come to love for decades.
Professional cowboys and cowgirls, many from the Virginia area, will be competing in rodeo’s most popular events, sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association. The IPRA competition features bull riding, bronc busting, and barrel racing, and it is not unusual to have contestants from across the United States and Canada, including current or former world champions, utilizing this event as a final tune-up for the International Finals Rodeo.
The crowd-pleasing mutton busting is back for cowpokes ages 5,6 and 7, who weigh 50 pounds or less, Fans love seeing how far these youngsters can successfully ride a sheep in the arena.
“Southwestern Virginia has always been good to us and last year was no exception,” said Rodeo Spokesman Kevin DeBusk. “We had three sell-out performances, and we expect the same in 2024. We are so excited to be continuing the tradition of starting the rodeo season off at the Salem Civic Center.”
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Friday, January 5, at 7:30 p.m. - Tickets - $20
Saturday, January 6, at 7:30 p.m. - Sunday, January 7, at 2 p.m. - Saturday & Sunday Tickets - $22, $25 & $30.
Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
and online anytime at www.ticketmaster.com