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The Rocky Mountain West has its own unique cultural history, combining the heroic and tragic aspects of the opening of the American West, the epic movement of pioneers from east to west across a continent, the displacement of a native population, and a culture that comes from a sparse and independent populace living in vast and varied terrain. This cultural history is celebrated through festivals and events throughout the year, and the people in this region really know how to throw a party.

For more information on the rodeos and cultural events that take place annually, click HERE.

Check out our featured rodeo and cultural events and attractions below:

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne Frontier Days Ticket Office
P.O. Box 2477
Cheyenne, WY 82003

Phone: (307) 778.7222
Toll Free:
(800) 227.6336
Email: [email protected]

A Brief History of Cheyenne Frontier Days

Since 1897, Cheyenne has celebrated its OldWest roots with this eye-popping festival.The centerpiece of this Western celebration is the world's largest outdoor rodeo, which draws top professionals who compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. Complementing the daily rodeo action are behind-the-chutes tours, trick riding, and a wild-horse race. A Native American Village, an Old West town called "Wild Horse Gulch," a saloon, square dancing, a chuck wagon cook-off, pancake breakfasts, and an art show carry through the frontier theme. Rounding out the program are a carnival midway, an air show, top-name entertainment, professional bull riding shows, and several parades that include antique carriages and automobiles.

About Our Rodeo

  • Cheyenne is the one of the largest paydays for PRCA cowboys on the road to the National Finals Rodeo, therefore becoming a crucial stop in the rodeo circuit.
  • Cheyenne is a $1 Million Dollar Rodeo.
  • Cheyenne boasts more contestants than any other rodeo, with 1800 competitors.
  • The top contestants in each event consistently compete at Cheyenne producing a highly competitive rodeo.
  • Speed in rodeo format lends to action-packed segments with no lag time.
  • Cheyenne rodeo takes place in a dedicated $10 million complex for 10 days a year.
  • Our large arena means that every ride or run is different, with lots of unpredictability.

The Cowboys make sure that they compete at Cheyenne, and the Cheyenne champions buckle is a coveted item on the rodeo circuit.  A win at Cheyenne can launch a starting cowboy’s career, or revitalize a lagging career.