Being able to call so many beautiful small Western towns home means we get the best of the best when it comes to rodeo season. Just because a town is small in size certainly doesn’t mean it’s rodeo events are! So we have rounded up the top rodeos across our home states of Montana, Wyoming and Utah to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the Summer 2018 fun.
Cheyenne Frontier Days
The “Daddy of ’em All.” Cheyenne hosts one of the biggest rodeos in the world starting July 20 – 29th. Given that the rodeo lasts longer than a full week means that you have endless options to choose from. This year there is barrel racing, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Toby Keith concerts, professional bull riding, Chuckwagon cookoff, Wild Horse race, countless art shows and more.
Want to make the most of the week? We suggest staying at the Historic Plains Hotel right downtown.
Seeing how we started our company in Livingston, Montana we will forever have a soft spot for the small, but mighty town. In 2018, the Roundup Rodeo will be celebrating it’s 94th year after it’s first year in 1923. The rodeo takes place on July 2nd, 3rd, 4th and will take place in different locations all around Livingston.
Laramie Jubilee Days Rodeo
Jubilee Days started way back in 1940 and have since grown to a week long celebration starting in the second week of July. The PRCA rodeo is the pinnacle for the Laramie celebration, though some may argue the beer fest is.
Butte Montana Lineman’s Rodeo
This Summer Butte’s Lineman Rodeo is taking place on July 21st, 2018 at the Vigilante Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds.
Utah’s Days of 47 Rodeo
While this may be the youngest rodeo celebration on our list, it’s certainly not the smallest! In total, the cash prizes equal up to $744,000 and the brand new stadium has 10,000 seats. The entire rodeo is spread over five days in July 2018 and is family friendly with free mechanical bull rides, pony rides, free petting zoo, carnival, and cultural exhibits.
But for the rodeo enthusiast don’t worry! They still have the classic events like, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie- down roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
Gillette’s Energy Town Pro Rodeo
Every August, the town of Gillette, WY gathers for their Energy Town Pro Rodeo at the Campbell County Fair.
Sheridan Wyo Rodeo
Another big rodeo for a small Wyoming town. Sheridan’s Wyo Rodeo started in 1931 in the efforts of bringing more people to their town! After 80 years of rodeos (and some up’s and down’s) Sheridan has created one of the premier Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Woman’s Professional Rodeo Association rodeos in America.
The 20,000 population town (that’s 1/3 size of Cheyenne) hosts a four day rodeo filled with rodeo performances, carnivals, Book Kick off, Native Pow Wows, World Champion Indian races, 5K race and a parade to top it all off.