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Omak Stampede 2018

While Washington State may not be known as a hotbed for rodeos by many people, smart cowboys and cowgirls in the Pacific Northwest know better. Thus, from August 9-12, rodeo fans from all over the state will converge on the 85th Annual PRCA Omak Stampede.
This year’s edition, which is expected to be bigger and better than ever before, will feature a variety of great events, special nights honoring various groups and causes, live music, and of course the World Famous Suicide Race. And to make sure the Omak Stampede receives the coverage that’s deserving of a world-class rodeo, it will be covered start to finish by theΒ Cowboy Lifestyle Network, Ak-Chin Indian Community, and Earnhardt Auto Centers Road Team, all of which will give fans a great look at what makes this rodeo so special.
Rodeo Events
To make sure fans are always on the edge of their seats, the PRCA Omak Stampede will have plenty of great events, which will include:

  • Bull riding
  • Steer wrestling
  • Team roping
  • Barrel racing
  • Tie-down roping

With these and many more events on the schedule, there’s no doubt cowboys and cowgirls of all ages will be treated to plenty of thrills and spills.
World Famous Suicide Race
And speaking of thrills and spills, it doesn’t get any better than the annual World Famous Suicide Race. Known throughout the rodeo world as perhaps the most exciting event of its kind, it’s been virtually unchanged since its introduction in 1935. Except for a few modern safety precautions, the race involves competitors starting just short of a sandy bluff near the Okanogan River. From there, they ride their horses 225 feet down the bluff, swim across the river, then make a 500-yard mad dash to the finish line, which is located near the center of the rodeo arena.
Special Events
And to make the PRCA Omak Stampede even more exciting, there are lots of other special events fans can enjoy. Some of the most popular include:

  • Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night
  • Wrangler Kids Night
  • Davis Shows Carnival
  • Rodeo Dance and Concert
  • Western and Native Art Show
  • Indian Encampment and Pow Wow

With this and so much more to offer, there’s no doubt the Stampede Arena will be packed each and every day.
Get Your Tickets
If you’re filled with anticipation about the PRCA Omak Stampede and the World Famous Suicide Race, then don’t hesitate to get your tickets. To do so, visit Once there, you can call toll-free 800-933-6625 or email Or if you prefer, click the “Purchase Now” button to get your tickets online.
Whatever choice you make, just be sure you’re in attendance when this fantastic rodeo rolls into town.

Photos Courtesy of Omak Stampede

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Peter the "Cowboy" is a gunslinger style writer from Bismark, North Dakota. Controversy is his middle name. He loves the cowboy lifestyle and being an American.

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