With roots dating back to 1897, Cheyenne Frontier Days is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration.
With roots dating back to 1897, Cheyenne Frontier Days is the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration with a PRCA rodeo drawing top professionals competing for over $1 million in cash and prizes. Enjoy behind-the-chutes tours, trick riding and a wild-horse race; a Native American village, an old frontier town, a saloon, dancing, a chuck wagon cook-off, pancake breakfasts and an art show. Don’t miss the carnival midway, an air show, top-name musical entertainment, PBR shows, and several parades.
126 Years Of Cheyenne Frontier Days
In the frontier west of a young United States, cowboys roamed the vast expanses of land as they tended cattle on the open prairie. After months out on the range, the cowboys returned to their ranches, sometimes partaking in friendly bucking horse competitions with other cowboys in the area. On September 23, 1897, organizers harnessed the spirit of these impromptu matches of cowboy skill, and the “Daddy of ‘em All®” was born.
Since then, Cheyenne Frontier Days™ has been at the heart of the cowboy way of life. Through recessions, depressions, wars, natural disasters and every conceivable kind of weather, the “Daddy of ‘em All”® has been recognized as the greatest celebration of Western spirit the world has ever known.
Each year, the Magic City of the Plains brings together rodeo fans, country music lovers, Western enthusiasts, and fun-seekers from all 50 states and 23 foreign countries. Join us July 22-31, 2022, to see why the 126-year-old marvel continues to captivate all who join in the celebration.
Get your roughstock served up full-throttle, non-stop, and outdoors in the heart of the American West. Every afternoon features bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, rookie saddle bronc, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, women’s barrel racing, and the famous wild horse race. Jumbotron screens offer big, bright front row experience views of all the action! Cheyenne Frontier Days™ has been voted “PRCA Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year” 16 times by rodeo cowboys and stock contractors.
Celebrate Into The Night
When the sun goes down on Cheyenne Frontier Days™ each night, the stars really do come out! Frontier Nights® will feature the biggest names in musical entertainment such as Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Parker McCollum, Kid Rock, Nelly, Koe Wetzel, Sam Hunt and Brooks & Dunn. Our advanced technology will totally immerse you in the experience.
Learn More About The “Daddy of ‘em All®”
Learn more about Cheyenne Frontier Days at cfdrodeo.com.
Photography: (All images) courtesy Cheyenne Frontier Days