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 2013
- 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.
Chicks N Chaps Event on Friday, June 21st at 2:45pm-4:00pm
The event coordinator is looking for cowboys to come and spend time at this fundraising event being held at the Rodeo Grounds.
- Bull Riders - willing to spend one-hour with our lovely ladies to teach them about the sport of Bull Riding in fun way. ”Mighty Bucky” prop wanted for this event. We want the ladies to get on a ‘mighty bucky’ to simulate the bull-riding experience.
- Ropers - willing to spend one-hour with our attendees to tell about the roping events at a rodeo. Do you have a few extra ropes to bring so the ladies can give it a try? Calf head we can put in a straw bale?
- Cowboys at large - our female attendees may want to mingle and ask a few questions about the sport of rodeo. Can you spare a few moments to come to the VIP tent during the afternoon to field questions, give autographs, take photos, etc.? You’ll have a great time.
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.
Tuesday, June 18, 5pm-7pm 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
The Ranch House, 505-424-8900, 2571 Christos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
theranchhouse.com Lunch and Dinner
Across the street from Hyatt Place and Inn at Santa Fe. Just 2 miles from the Rodeo Grounds.
A ‘must’ on your list if you love barbeque. Menu with lots of variety. Kid friendly. Full bar and outside patios. Reservations recommended for dinner.
Show your PRCA ID and get a FREE APPETIZER – one per table.
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.
Café Fina, 505-466-3886, 624 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, 87505 (10 miles east of Rodeo)
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm / Sat & Sun 8am-3pm
Great restaurant to stop on your way into Santa Fe. Just north off the exit for Route 285. Easy stop on your way from Las Vegas or Clines Corner and Galisteo. For amazing all-natural meats and veggies from conscious minded purveyors. Delicious coffee, gelato and baked goods. Casual, inviting atmosphere for all ages.
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.
Buffalo Thunder Casino, 30 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506
Feeling lucky? The untamed energy of Las Vegas and the mysticism of Santa Fe collide to create the largest casino in New Mexico. Free shuttle from downtown Santa Fe if you call ahead.
Rodeo Parade Saturday, June 15,2013 at 3pm through downtown Santa Fe, NM
Visit: rodeodesantafe.org/parade for route and time.
Rodeo Welcome Party Tuesday, June 18, 5pm-7pm or so…
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.