When is the 2024 Ponoka Stampede?

Celebrate the 88th Ponoka Stampede June 25 - July 1, 2024.

How much is admission to the Ponoka Stampede?

Admission to the grounds is FREE, however all shows are ticketed Rodeo and chuckwagon tickets can also be purchased online at and add BUY EARLY & SAVE Purchase your midway passes online before June 25th and SAVE BIG! Purchase Online here or purchase midway tickets on grounds at regular price.

What are the hours of Ponoka Stampede?

Opening day - Open at 5:00pm The rest of the days - Open at noon.

How much is parking at the Ponoka Stampede?

Parking is FREE in all areas for vehicles. Parking is available across from the Stampede grounds at the Arena Complex, beside the St Augustine School and day parking is also available south of the Tunnel entrance beside the racetrack.

Does my afternoon rodeo performance ticket get me into the evening Chuckwagon Races?

No, afternoon and evening performances are ticketed separately.

How much is camping at the Ponoka Stampede and what services are included?

See the Camping & Accommodations information here

Is outside food and drinks permitted into the Ponoka Stampede grounds?

Outside food and drinks are confined to their campsite or vehicles in day parking lot only. No food/drinks or coolers allowed into midway, grandstand or tarmac areas.

Is there a smoking policy at the Ponoka Stampede?

Yes, NO SMOKING in the grandstands, and tarmac areas. Designated smoking area is outside the Stagecoach Saloon alongside the racetrack. Ponoka Stampede follows all the provincial legislation under the Tobacco Reduction Act. No smoking allowed in the luxury suites/ president boxes, outside seating area or on the concourse behind the suites and boxes.

Does the Ponoka Stampede rent scooters, wheelchairs or strollers on the Stampede Grounds?

No rentals are available on the Stampede Grounds.

Where is First Aid located on the Ponoka Stampede Grounds?

First Aid is located under the Main Grandstand beside the Longscore Saloon.

Where is Lost and Found and Lost Kids located?

Lost and Found and Lost Kids is located at the little Log Cabin "Ponoka County East District Fire" below the Main Grandstand by the Ponoka Stampede Ticket Booth.

What if it rains? Are my midway, rodeo, chuckwagon and concert tickets refundable?

The Ponoka Stampede operates rain or shine all of the tickets are non-refundable.

Is there ATM's on the Ponoka Stampede Grounds?

Yes, several ATM's are located around the Stampede Grounds. There is one located in the Stagecoach Saloon, and another between the Stagecoach Saloon and the east end of the Main Grandstand. The Westcoast Amusements Midway also has ATM's on the Midway.

Is the Ponoka Stampede handicap accessible?

Yes, the Main Grandstand is fully handicapped accessible.

Are pets permitted on the Stampede Grounds?

Pets are permitted on the grounds but not allowed in the Grandstand areas. Certified service dogs have full access to the Grandstand area.

Are there motel accommodations close to the Ponoka Stampede?

See the Camping & Accommodations information here

How much are the midway ride tickets?

Purchase your midway passes online before June 25th and SAVE BIG! Purchase Online here or purchase midway tickets on grounds at regular price. More info on the Midway visit here.

Do the midway ride have height requirements?

Yes, every ride has a posted height requirement that each rider must meet. See complete ride list here. There is nothing more important than safety and security at the Ponoka Stampede. We want to ensure the best possible experience for our visitors, staff and community. Please be advised that: We reserve the right to conduct a reasonable search of all packages, purses, backpacks and bags prior to your entry of the Ponoka Stampede. Refusal to submit to such a search may result in your entry to the Ponoka Stampede being denied. Lost, stolen or fraudulent tickets will NOT be honored.

How do I make sure my tickets are legit?

We've been notified that 3rd party websites are selling tickets for Ponoka Stampede Events that are not yet released. We only honor tickets purchased through our website powered by AuthentiGATE. Do not purchase from third party sites. Now more than ever there is an increase in ticket scams especially on social media. Our tickets are sold through our website ( in Canadian dollars. Our Adult prices for grandstand seating range from $30.00 - $60.00 plus fees and taxes depending on the event. If you are a season ticket holder, your ticket renewals are on the way. Thank you for your loyalty. We have the best fans in the world. Remember the best way to save money on tickets is to purchase online, from our website and in advance.