Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets & Seating

Where can I buy tickets to the Ramona Rodeo?

Tickets are available exclusively through the link on our website.*

*Note: we do not guarantee tickets purchased anywhere else, including ticket resale sites. Be sure you purchase your tickets directly through the Rodeo website.

Do I need to buy a ticket for my child?

It depends on their age. Children are considered 6 years and under and require a paid ticket.

Children under 2 years old are free in General Admission only, with a paid adult ticket.

(The general rule of thumb is if they are going to take up a seat in the bleachers, they need a ticket.)

What if my plans change and I can't attend after all?

This is a rain or shine event. Ticket sales are non-refundable and all ticket sales are final.

Do I have a reserved seat?

All seats are on a first come, first serve basis in all areas of admission (General Admission, Preferred & VIP)

How much are General Admission tickets?
  • Thursday (Aug 24)
    • $20/person (ages 7 & up)
    • $5/child (ages 2-6)
  • Friday (Aug 25)
    • $20/person (ages 7 & up)
    • $5/child (ages 2-6)
  • Saturday (Aug 26)
    • $25/person (ages 2 & up)
What does my General Admission ticket include?
  • Admission to the Rodeo
  • First come, first serve seating in the grand stands and standing room locations around the arena
How much are Preferred Tickets?
  • Thursday (Aug 24)
    • $40/person (ages 2 & up)
  • Friday (Aug 25)
    • $40/person (ages 2 & up)
  • Saturday (Aug 26)
    • $60/person (ages 2 & up)
What does my Preferred ticket include?
  • Admission to the Rodeo
  • First come, first serve seating in the Preferred seating area right by the announcers tower and bucking chutes
How much are VIP tickets?
  • Thursday (Aug 24)
    • $75/person (ages 2 & up)
  • Friday (Aug 25)
    • $75/person (ages 2 & up)
  • Saturday (Aug 26)
    • $125/person (ages 2 & up)
What does my VIP ticket include?
  • VIP Parking Area & Entrance (Parking fee NOT included - parking is $5/vehicle)
  • Exclusive access to the VIP seating area near the bucking chutes (all VIP seats are first come, first serve)
  • VIP Bar
  • VIP Porta-potties
  • 1 VIP dinner ticket
  • 2 VIP drink tickets
Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Only if you do it from your phone. All ticket sales will be exclusively through the ticket link on our website.

What if I need help buying tickets?

If you need assistance purchasing your tickets, please contact us at howdy@ramonarodeo.com or (760) 788-0811.

If you prefer in-person assistance, please visit The Barn, whose staff is prepared and ready to assist Rodeo fans with any ticket purchasing needs. The Barn is open 4pm - 9pm daily.

Do I have to have a ticket?

Yes. Entry gates are on the exterior perimeter of the ROCC and you must have a ticket to enter.

Getting Here & Parking

How much is parking?

$5 per vehicle (cash only)

Is Parking included with my ticket?

NO. Parking is not included with any type of ticket. All vehicles are $5 each (cash only), regardless of ticket type.

Prohibited Items

What items are prohibited inside the Ramona Rodeo grounds?
  • Outside food/beverage containers (this includes coolers, outside food or drink, opened water bottles & thermoses)
  • Camera bags, point & shoot cameras, cameras with detachable lenses, video cameras of any kind, tripods, monopods, GoPro's, selfie sticks and drones
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal drugs of any kind
Can I bring my own water?

Yes, Rodeo fans are permitted to bring sealed (unopened) disposable plastic water bottles only.


Can I bring my dog/pet to the Rodeo?

No. Personal pets are not allowed onto the grounds. Only Service Animals as legally defined by California State, San Diego County, Federal Laws and ADA compliance laws will be allowed. Service Animals must be leashed and under control at all times.

Can I leave my pet in my car while I attend the Rodeo?

No. Pets may not be left in vehicles per Code 62.700 and 62.701.

Weather & Attire

What happens if it rains?

The Ramona Rodeo is a rain or shine event. Dress accordingly and join us for a fantastic show!

How should I dress for the Ramona Rodeo?
  • We always suggest checking the latest weather forecast on your favorite weather app or station, then dress accordingly!
  • Many Rodeo guests like to dress in Western wear for the Rodeo or to match the daily theme/colors. This is encouraged, but not required.
What are the daily themes/colors?
  • Thursday - Tough Enough to Wear Pink
    • Colors - all shades of pink
  • Friday - Casey Tibbs Tribute Night
    • Colors - Purple and Gold
  • Saturday - Proud to be an American
    • Color - Red, White & Blue

Alcoholic Beverages

Where can I purchase alcoholic beverages at the Rodeo?

Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase by guests 21 years and older at two locations:

  • The Watering Hole - our main bar located on the West end of the arena
  • The Oasis South - located on the south east side of the grand stands next to the VIP seating entrance
Do I need cash or can I use a credit card to purchase alcoholic beverages?

Both of our bar locations accept cash and Venmo only.

How many alcoholic beverages may I order at a time?

Generally, Rodeo guests over the age of 21 are permitted to purchase two alcoholic beverages at at time. However, this is dictated by the ABC and occasionally may be restricted to a single beverage per person at a time.

Why can't I take my alcoholic beverage unopened/with the lid?

This is a requirement from the ABC. All alcoholic beverage containers must be opened by Rodeo bar staff.

I have a designated driver, why can't I drink as much as I want to purchase?

In accordance with California law, we are obliged to refuse service to anyone exhibiting signs of intoxication and we reserve the right to refuse service at our discretion.

I'm over 21, do I have to show ID to purchase alcohol?

All guests who wish to consume alcohol must have a valid ID which verifies that they are 21 years of age or older. We are unable to serve alcohol to anyone without a valid ID.

How much are alcoholic beverages at the Rodeo?

All alcoholic beverages served at the Rodeo bars are $5 each, cash or Venmo only.


Can I smoke at the Rodeo?

There is no smoking of any kind permitted in the stands. (this includes vape pens)

When choosing to smoke elsewhere on the Rodeo grounds, we kindly ask that you be aware of your surroundings and fellow Rodeo fans.

How do I sign my child up for Mutton Bustin'?

Check out the Mutton Bustin' page for all of the details including important dates and the application form. (note, applications are only accepted during the designated application period and space for riders is extremely limited)

How do I compete in an event at the Ramona Rodeo

We are proud to be a PRCA Rodeo. To compete in any of the events (including bull riding and barrel racing), you will need to be registered with ProCom and have your PRCA card.


Fred Grand Arena / ROCC Site
421 Aqua Lane
Ramona, CA 92065


Ramona Rodeo
PO Box 1555
Ramona, CA 92065


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