Contestant Information & Local Information
Your go-to list for hotel discounts, things to do and where to eat while in Santa Fe.
Additional Ground Rules for 2017
- All Contestants must enter through the NORTH GATE ONLY.
- All Contestants must check-in with the Secretary.
- 30 Day Replacement
- Walk Up Replacement
- Only actual contestant and one (1) companion will be allowed gate access.
- Only 12 Barrel Racers per performance.
- Reserve the right to entrance based upon New Mexico livestock requirements.
The Event Coordinator would like any available cowboys to make themselves available to meet and greet attendees for photo ops and autographs.
Where to Stay
When calling please ask for the Rodeo Discount being offered.
Inn at Santa Fe, 505-474-9500, 8376 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
The Rodeo’s Host Hotel. Only 3 miles to the Rodeo Grounds. Hotel shuttle available when booked in advance.
El Café located in the lobby opens daily at 5pm.
TBA – join us for the Rodeo Welcome Party. Specials on drinks and appetizers. Meet some of the Rodeo performers and contestants. Bring your camera.
Hyatt Place, 505-474-7777, 4320 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Special Rate: $89 Code: RODE santafe.place.hyatt.com
Just 2 miles from the Rodeo Grounds. Hyatt Place’s convenient grab n go breakfast bar, pool and contemporary styled rooms will keep you smiling all vacation long.
Santa Fe Sage Inn, 505-982-5952, 725 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Located 5 1/2 miles to the Rodeo Grounds. Pool, easy walk to the Santa Fe Railyard Complex, dining and galleries.
Pueblo Bonito Bed & Breakfast Inn, 505-984-8001, 138 W. Manhattan, Santa Fe, NM 87501
$138/night includes: free parking, free buffet breakfast and afternoon tea, free wi-fi and Queen bed.
A charming Bed & Breakfast nestled on a quiet block in downtown Santa Fe. As the Rodeo Royalty sponsor, you never know who’ll be stopping by to say hello during breakfast. Walk to shopping, galleries, the Railyard Complex, the Plaza, the State Capitol and dining. 5½ miles to Rodeo Grounds.
When you get hungry
Joe’s Diner, 505-471-3800, 2801 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 (1/4 mile east of Rodeo)
joesdining.com/uncategorized/rodeo-de-santa-fe/ (Use this special link for a mobile coupon)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Where local farming and fresh food come together. Daily specials. Kid friendly. Free Wi-Fi. Diverse menu.
Show your PRCA ID or Rodeo tickets or stubs and get 15% off your entire meal.
Things to do
when you’re not at the Rodeo, of course….
O’Farrel Hat Company, 505-989-9666, 111 E. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Do you know how a cowboy hat is made? This family run business makes hats by hand. Scott, and his staff, are happy to show you the tools of the trade in their beautiful shop and studio. There are only a handful of hat companies that make fur felt hats with these old world techniques. Customers are proud to own an O’Farrell Hat.
New Mexico History Museum, 505-476-5200, 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM (off the Plaza)
Cowboys Real and Imagined
An extraordinary collection of all things cowboy: Spanish vaqueros, cattle drivers, outlaws, rodeo stars, radio yodelers and more. An original history of the working cowboys, dude ranches and pop-culture icons who planted their boots in New Mexico. FREE FRIDAYS, 5-8pm.
Inn at Santa Fe, 505-474-9500, 8376 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 innatsantafe.com
Meet some of the Rodeo performers and contestants. Bring your camera. Specials on drinks and appetizers.
ATMs available at the arena for your convenience.