Over 10,000 spectators take in the 3-Mile Long Parade in downtown Ponoka to kick off the Ponoka Stampede. Experience the magic and creativity of the community when organizations, clubs, teams and dignitaries parade the streets of Ponoka with over 150 floats. Our heritage, culture and tradition are displayed with the elaborate parade floats, popular mascots, classic cars, marching bands, clowns and more.
Visit the Ponoka Farmer's Market at the Arena Complex. This local Farmer's Market features over 85 vendors selling fresh local agricultural produce, delicious home baked goods, handmade crafts, food and entertainment.
Mix, mingle or dance the night away at Ponoka's biggest beer garden dance of the year. Don't miss the Ponoka Stampede Beer Gardens and Downtown Dance at the Arena Complex. Enjoy the largest dance floor in Ponoka with LIVE entertainment.
Purchase your beer gardens and dance tickets by calling Ticket Office Hotline 403-783-0100 or purchase them at the door.
Tickets are $15.00 - *Must be 18 years of age and have 2 pieces of valid government photo identification
The Stagecoach and Longscore Saloons are open everyday of the Ponoka Stampede and is located in the Main Grandstand. Both Saloons have LIVE rodeo action on Big Screen TV's. Enjoy an ice cold Coors with your friends, catch some shade between performances or simply grab a seat and rest your feet.
The Stagecoach Saloon features several nights of LIVE entertainment and is open daily 12:30pm - 2:30am.
Enjoy Four spectacular nights of fireworks at the 2018 Ponoka Stampede. June 26th 27th 28th and July 1st
Rae-Lynn Armstrong - 2014 NFR Contract Act, 20 years Pro Trick Rider
Cora Croteau - 2015 CTRA Trickriding Champion
Calder Griffith - 2017 Male NATRC Youth Champion, 4th Generation Trick Rider
Shelby Pierson - 2014 Senior CTRA Champion
Madison MacDonald - 7 time NFR Contract Act