Prescott Frontier Days

Frontier Days Prescott

The Prescott Frontier Days, known as the World’s Oldest Rodeo, will take place from July 1st through July 7th, 2024.  Get ready for Mutton Bustin’, a parade, cowboy church, and a dance.  Then don’t miss the main performances every evening. There will be wild horse races, steer wrestling, bareback riding, barrel racing and everyone’s favorite, bull riding.

There are so many things going on during the rodeo, you won’t want to miss a single event.  The Rodeo Parade will be held on Saturday as well as the Arts and Crafts Show at the Courthouse Square.  The kids will love the Whiskey Row Boot Race or the Kiddie Parade.

About Frontier Days

The Prescott Frontier Days, also known as the “World’s Oldest Rodeo,” has a rich history dating back to 1888. Established by a group of local businessmen led by Charles T. Hayden, the Prescott Rodeo was initially created to attract visitors to the newly formed town of Prescott, Arizona. The event quickly gained popularity and became an annual tradition that continues to this day. The first rodeo was held in July 1888.  It featured traditional cowboy events such as bronc riding, steer wrestling, and bull riding. The rodeo quickly became a showcase of the skills and talents of the local cowboys, attracting spectators from near and far.

Over the years, the Prescott Rodeo has evolved and expanded to include a wide range of events and activities.  There are parades, concerts, and a rodeo queen pageant. One of the key factors that has contributed to the enduring success of the Prescott Rodeo is its strong ties to the local community. From its inception, the rodeo has been supported by community members, who are passionate about preserving the Western heritage and cowboy culture of Arizona. The event has become a beloved tradition that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the spirit of the American West.

In addition to its cultural significance, the Prescott Rodeo has also played a key role in the economic development of the region. Each year, the event attracts thousands of visitors who spend money on accommodations, dining, shopping, and other services, providing a significant boost to the local economy. The Prescott Rodeo has also helped to promote tourism in the area, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world. The Prescott Rodeo has a storied history that is steeped in tradition and symbolism.

An American West Symbol

The event has become a symbol of the American West.  It showcases the bravery, skill, and resilience of the cowboys and cowgirls who participate in the rodeo events. The rodeo is a celebration of the rugged and harsh realities of life on the frontier.  It pays homage to the values of hard work, perseverance, and courage that have defined the Western spirit for generations.

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Today, the Prescott Rodeo continues to be one of the most popular and well-attended rodeo events in the country. The event draws competitors from all over the United States and beyond.  They come to test their skills against some of the best riders and ropers in the world. The Prescott Rodeo has become a must-see event for rodeo enthusiasts, tourists, and locals alike.  It offers a unique and thrilling experience that showcases the best of Western culture and tradition.

As the Prescott Rodeo enters its second century, it remains a vibrant and cherished part of the fabric of Arizona’s history and heritage. The event continues to uphold its reputation as the “World’s Oldest Rodeo” and a premier destination for rodeo fans and competitors alike. The Prescott Rodeo is a beloved tradition that honors the legacy of the cowboys and cowgirls. It will continue to inspire and entertain generations to come.