HOW TO GUIDE FOR THE STAMPEDE ON A BUDGET
With everything the Greeley Stampede has to offer, is it possible to see it all without spending a fortune? Yes. With the help of our sponsors and donors, the Greeley Stampede has several options to enjoy the event while saving money.
Let’s start at the gate and the admission. The standard cost for park for children under 6 is free, from ages 6-12 $2, ages 13-60 $5 and over 60 only $2. The first way to bypass the admission cost is to have a ticket to an arena event such as the rodeo, concert or demolition derby. However, if you are wanting to only go ride the carnival attractions, the daily or seasonal wristband also includes admission. So, if you are planning to purchase one in the park, buy it before you enter at the ticket booths located at the entrances for free admission.
The second way to save on admission is to pick-up a $2 discount coupon available at the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Northern Colorado King Soopers and select Greeley Ace Hardware stores while supplies last. With the $2 off, that makes anyone under six and over sixty free to get in!
Our friends at Kaiser Permanente are also offering free park admission if you bike to the Stampede with a helmet on. Show the ticket office your bike and helmet at the ticket window for free admission and then park the bike on one of the Kaiser Permanente racks. Kaiser is also offering free water bottles to bikers while supplies last.
There are also several ways to save on the carnival wristband if you want to take advantage of over fifty rides that Carnival Americana is setting up right now. The first is to bring two non-perishable canned food items on June 26 for the Weld Food Bank Carnival Promo Night. With the two cans, you save $5 on a daily wristband. Then the food is donated to the Weld Food Bank.
Another option is to bring in an empty Meadow Gold or Viva milk container June 28 to get $5 off the daily wristband. This carnival promotion night is sponsored by Meadow Gold.
For the first time, the Greeley Stampede will be offering weekend early-bird specials on wristbands. Between 11-3pm unlimited ride wristbands will be available for only $15. The wristbands must be purchased before 2pm and expire at 3pm the day of purchase. If you are wanting to continue the fun, the wristband can be upgraded to a full day for an additional $15.
If concerts are what you are wanting, we offer a concert package for one low price. The Stampede 4-Pack for $90 includes tickets to see Chase Rice, LOCASH, Clay Walker and Barenaked Ladies.
Outside of the arena is Extraction Stage located in the Backyard next to the Stampede Saloon. All music on the Extraction Stage is free with admission and includes artists like Warrant, Neal McCoy and Phil Vassar. New this year is the addition of another free stage located near the carnival called the Ford Music Stage. Available each Sunday during the Stampede, the Ford Music stage will offer Latino music from 12-8pm.
Looking to entertain the kids while at the Stampede without spending any extra money? Bring them to the Kids Korral located next to Centennial Village, also free during the Stampede, for a wide variety of free entertainment. In the Kids Korral there is everything from Frisbee catching dogs to duck races and giant robots. See the daily schedule for a complete list of Kids Korral activities and times.
While at the Kids Korral, stop by the Innovation Station sponsored by Anadarko. The Innovation Station features hands-on, immersive experiences that take visitors of all ages on an epic journey through the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
To unwind, visit the new relaxation station sponsored by American Furniture Warehouse. Located in the Events Center, the relaxation station is a place to enjoy some air conditioning and cool off. While there, take a stroll through the Western Art Show for a display of some of the finest western art from across the country.
One last tip for those who love rodeos and need to do some work around the house. Ace Hardware of Greeley is offering two free rodeo tickets to anyone that spends $40 or more while supplies last. Between the yard, the kitchen, paint and the project you were supposed to finish last summer, it shouldn’t be hard to find $40 worth of helpful supplies.
ABOUT THE GREELEY STAMPEDE: The Greeley Stampede, a 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation, is the Colorado’s premiere summer western celebration. This longstanding event has grown in diversity and popularity since its inception and has provided music and rodeo entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people every summer. The Stampede was inducted in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2014 and the event was named 2015 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) Mountain States Large Rodeo of the Year. The Stampede will be celebrating its 96th annual event June 23 – July 4, 2017. For more information about the Greeley Stampede visit www.greeleystampede.org.