Bull Pen and Dances
Be a part of the “original” party hotspot and support Nebraska’s Big Rodeo at the “Bull Pen” beer gardens and dance area! The “Bull Pen” is back to its original format and ready to serve up all your favorite quick and cold drinks so you can get back to enjoying all the fun that Nebraska’s Big Rodeo has to offer!
The addition of a beer garden on the East end of the arena (The Bull Pen) added even more entertainment and excitement to Nebraska’s Big Rodeo! The bull pen area allows fans to enjoy a cool refreshment while watching the rodeo performances as well as other special events throughout the week. Live entertainment is also an exciting part of the “Bull Pen’s” high energy atmosphere with dances following the rodeo performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. “The Bull Pen” also offers a unique perspective of the rodeo with action that is up close and personal, especially for the timed events like Tie Down Roping, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, and Steer Wrestling as the chutes are adjacent to the “Bull Pen.”
The exciting addition of beer sales in the Reserved Seating grandstands on the west side of the arena occurred in 2015 and allowed even more fans to “beat the heat” while watching rodeo performances. In 2021, beer sales were added to the general admission seating so no matter where you choose to watch the rodeo from, you can enjoy your refreshment.