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Wyoming Rodeo Is a Proud Tradition

Just about every town in Yellowstone country has a rodeo or several rodeos scheduled throughout the year.


Wyoming Rodeo Is a Proud Tradition

Rodeos are frequent all over Wyoming. Just about every town in Yellowstone country has a rodeo or several rodeos scheduled throughout the year.

During these events, cowboys and cowgirls put their skills to the test against legendary bulls, bucking broncs, crafty calves and hefty steers. Cowboys and cowgirls compete in events such as bareback bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, steer roping, saddle bronc riding, calf roping and barrel racing.

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Many of Wyoming’s rodeos are known throughout the world, including Cheyenne Frontier Days – the “Daddy of ‘Em All.” This event takes place the last full week of July in Wyoming’s capital city.

Cheyenne Frontier Days is the largest outdoor rodeo in the world and attracts big names from all over the country. It provides spectators with the best outdoor rodeo action in the world by hosting the top names each year. These top riders don’t want to miss competing for the largest purse on the professional circuit.

Besides the exciting PRCA action, there is a carnival midway, top-name entertainment concerts, Indian village and dancing, USAF Thunderbirds Air Show, free parades, a free chili cook-off plus much more. For a change of pace, don’t miss the Old West Museum and Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale.

For more information:
Cheyenne, WY
(800) 227-6336

Cody Nite

Cody, situated directly east of Yellowstone, is often called the “Rodeo Capital of the World,” thanks to the Cody Nite Rodeo, which performs nightly from June through August. The Cody Nite Rodeo features bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling. The action is non-stop. Bull riding tops off every evening and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

In addition to the standard events, the Cody Nite Rodeo features a Novice Barrel Race for kids under 12, steer riding for those under the age of 14 and a calf scramble, where children from the audience are invited to participate in the crowd-pleasing event.

Cathy Ivory, Cody Nite events coordinator, says the Cody Nite Rodeo is a high quality rodeo for people to see every night of the summer.

For more information:
Cody, WY
(800) 393-2639

Lander Pioneer Days

In Wyoming, Lander holds the popular Lander Pioneer Days each summer. Being the oldest “paid” rodeo, it has been called the “Granddaddy of ‘Em All.” Check the site below for this year’s schedule.

For more information:
Lander, WY
(800) 645-6233


In Sheridan, there are events all summer long, including the Sheridan-WYO PRCA Rodeos, Don King Days Old West (Labor Day), cowgirls and county rodeos, youth and college rodeos and team ropings.

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo, a top-ranked national professional rodeo, features some of the world’s best and has been held every July for more than 85 years. It’s a four-day event surrounded by a weeklong celebration. This rodeo features the nation’s top cowboys and cowgirls in nonstop, high-octane performances, plus the can’t-miss World Championship Indian Relay Races, boot kickoff, street dances, parade, bed races and carnival. 2016 Dates: July 13-16

For more information:
Sheridan, WY
(888) 596-6787

Livingston Roundup

The Livingston Roundup has a long history as it began in Livingston, Mont., in  July 1925. Every year on July 2, 3 and 4, the Livingston Roundup, a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association event, convenes nightly at 8 p.m. where top hands compete in saddle bronc, bareback, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and barrel racing. In 2016, the association will pony up $96,000.00 ($12,000 per event) along with contestant entry fees for a total purse far in excess of $200,000.00.

This is the largest in the Montana Circuit of the PRCA by purse and the current board of directors continues that tradition with some of the finest rodeo action that the West has to offer,” and some of the best rough stock in the country. The rodeo announcer continues to be award-winning Steve Kenyon.

For more information:
(406) 222-3199
Livingston Roundup Association, Box 800, Livingston, MT 59047


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