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Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Rodeo Scheduled for Salem Return in January

For over half a century, the Salem Championship Stampede Rodeo has prided itself on being the perfect mix of sporting event and family entertainment. When the 2022 edition of the rodeo, presented by Kroger and Ram, rides back into Salem January 7-9, fans can expect more of the same non-stop excitement.

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.

For years, the Stampede Championship Rodeo has partnered with Dreaming of Three, an organization designed to provide families with kids facing life threating illness the opportunity to step aside from the daily stress of health concerns and enjoy an evening all about them. As part of this experience, we treat the family to dinner at a local restaurant and then provide them with a special VIP experience including a behind-the-chutes tour, meeting the livestock, and a personalized visit with our bullfighters and rodeo clown.

Rodeo fans will also enjoy the return of the Boot Barn Mutton Busting. Young cowpokes ages 5 - 7, who weigh 50 pounds or less can register on the arena floor prior to each performance and see how far they can ride a sheep!


PERFORMANCES: Friday, January 7, at 7:30 p.m. - Saturday, January 8, at 7:30 p.m. - Sunday, January 9, at 2 p.m.

TICKETS: Friday Tickets - $20, 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 at

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