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Caldwell Night Rodeo/ Snake River Stampede

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As the old saying goes, "Never was a horse that couldn't be rode; never was a cowboy who couldn't be throwed." Nowhere in the Treasure Valley is that truism more on display than the Caldwell Night Rodeo and Snake River Stampede. Each year since 1937, when it was renamed from a rodeo dating back to 1911, the Snake River Stampede has thrilled crowds in Nampa with feats of skill and agility that would make even the most saddle-weary cowpoke jump up and cheer. Down the road, the Caldwell Night Rodeo has been doing the same since 1935, serving as a beloved community gathering. Taken together, that's more than 150 years of bronc-bustin', wranglin', ropin' and general rowdiness. Despite its years, it never gets old.

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