What is Cheyenne Frontier Days?
Perhaps the USA’s most famous annual rodeo event, Cheyenne Frontier Days has taken place each July in Cheyenne, Wyoming since 1897. For 10 days some of the most daring cowboys and cowgirls from across the country compete in adrenaline-pumping rodeo events including bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel and wild horse racing.
Beyond the rodeo events, the festival is a celebration of the American West and features an Old West Museum, Indian Village and Old Frontier Town. Musical acts take place in the arena each night and have included big names such as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton and Cody Johnson.
Need to Know
If you want to blend in with the locals, this is a great opportunity to dust off your cowboy boots and Stetson. Western gear is de rigueur and a practical choice for dusty outdoor rodeo events.
If you are planning on attending Frontier Days it is never too early to book. Headline acts sell out quickly and accommodation is limited - many visitors end up staying out of town – some even over the state border in Colorado or Nebraska!
Did you Know?
Rough-stock events – which includes bucking broncos and bull riding – are even harder than they look! Contestants are not only required to ride the animal for a full 8 seconds, but they must do so using only one hand and may not touch themselves or the animal with their free hand during that time. If they touch anything at all, they are automatically disqualified!
Coronavirus is causing a number of event cancellations; we provide event website links on each page for you to check the latest updates.
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