Following are some of the most commonly asked questions we get about the U.P. Pro Rodeo! If you have questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to give us a holler at


How much are rodeo tickets?

Here are the ticket prices:  Adults $20, Children $8 (6-12), Children under 5 are free. Visit our tickets page for purchase locations and options.


Where is the Rodeo?

The rodeo is hosted each year in Iron River Michigan at the Iron County Fairgrounds. The address is 720 W Franklin St, Iron River, MI 49935. 


How long does a rodeo performance last?

 A rodeo performance typically lasts between two and two-and-a-half hours. Please remember though, this is subject to change based on variables such as the number of re-rides. Performances will continue rain or shine.

How much is parking?

Parking is available on the rodeo grounds for $5 a vehicle and your parking pass can be used for the whole weekend.

What events are offered during rodeo performances?

The U.P. Championship Rodeo offers bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling and women’s barrel racing and breakaway roping.

Where can I stay during the weekend?

Make the Rodeo a weekend event and enjoy exploring our beautiful area. Our local chamber has great resources on their visitors page or lodging page. Also check out our Lodging Association site here.

Where is the information for Vendors?

The UP Championship Rodeo is looking for vendors for both Market Days and at the rodeo performances. If you are interested please download and submit this form.

Is there a Parade? Where does it start?

YOU BET! The Wild West Parade will begin at 10am from the corner of Franklin and 4th Ave. It will continue on 4th Ave. until US2, where it will proceed east for three blocks to 1st Ave., then turning west onto Genesee St. It will continue west until 7th Ave. where it will return to the fairgrounds.

Registration will be located at the beginning of the parade route at the corner of Franklin and 4th. Download a parade registration form here.

Who is the Rodeo Royalty? 


Our Rodeo Queen and Princess serve as the faces of the U.P. Championship rodeo. Each year, a panel of judges selects two new representatives from a group of competitors. These young ladies will spend the rest of the year representing the U.P. Championship Rodeo at other rodeos and events. You can learn more about the Rodeo Royalty on the Royalty page where you can view the current title holders and forms for competitors.


Get IN touch

(906) 284-9680 or
(906) 367-0028

Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo
105 Theodore St. (Mailing Address)
720 W Franklin St. (Physical Address)
Iron River , MI 49935

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