ITEMS NOT ALLOWED
For your safety and comfort, as well as the safety and comfort of those around you, the following items are not allowed on the grounds, exhibit areas or rodeo arena:
Professional cameras with detachable lenses
Video cameras, including Go Pro type video cameras
Banners and Signs
Outside food and drinks
Factory sealed water is permitted
Cans or glass bottles and personal coolers
Pop ups - Hand held umbrellas are allowed on the last row only
Pets - service dogs allowed
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
Tickets are $20 for adults, kids under 12 get in free and parking is free.
WILL FOOD AND BEVERAGES BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?
Yes, a variety of beverages and food will be available. Many will be nonprofits selling food as a fundraiser!
IS ADA/HANDICAP SEATING AVAILABLE?
Yes, handicap seating is available at the Gilroy Rodeo and is designated with handicap placards. You do not need a special ticket for this seating.
WHAT ARE VIP SEATS?
VIP seats are sponsor seating by invitation only. These seats are covered and marked appropriately. If seated in these areas without permission, security will ask you to leave. If you're interested in sponsoring the rodeo and earning VIP seating, please check out our sponsor page.
WHAT IS GENERAL SEATING AND HOW ARE SEATS ALLOCATED?
General seating is first come first serve seating!
DO TICKET HOLDERS HAVE IN AND OUT PRIVILEGES?
Yes! Any ticket holder may enter and exit the rodeo grounds at their will throughout the day indicted on their ticket.
WILL MY BAG BE SEARCHED?
Yes, we do search all bags and purses at the rodeo. Any attendee is also subject to search by metal detector.
CAN TICKETS BE REFUNDED OR EXCHANGED?
We do not refund or exchange any tickets.
CAN I ATTEND A PRE-RODEO EVENT?
All pre-rodeo events are designed for contestants only, spectators should join us for the main events on rodeo weekend!
Rodeo Rules: What to Expect
The Gilroy Rodeo does not allow for the video recording, transmission, distribution, or selling of any description, account, picture, video, audio or other form or reproduction of the event without permission. Any violation of this policy during a California Cowboys Professional Pro Rodeo Association performance or slack event will result in your immediate removal from the premises.