Cody Stampede Rodeo

Cody, Wyo.

800-207-0744, codystampederodeo.com

A Cody mainstay, the Stampede Rodeo is one of the events Cody locals flock to every year. Don’t miss: Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls, a one-nightonly, $50,000 event.


Prescott Frontier Days

Prescott, Ariz.

800-358-1888, worldsoldestrodeo.com

Founded in 1888, Prescott Frontier Days is proud to call itself the “World’s Oldest Rodeo.” Don’t miss: Live bull fighting and The One Armed Bandit.


Sheridan WYO Rodeo

Sheridan, Wyo.

307-672-9715, sheridanwyorodeo.com

One of the top professional rodeos in North America. Don’t miss: One of the biggest attractions, the $25,000 World Champion Indian Relay Races.


Cattlemen’s Days

Gunnison, Colo.

970-641-1501, cattlemensdays.com

The town of Gunnison comes alive to celebrate its Western heritage when top PRCA cowboys come to town. Don’t miss: The number one “Are You Tough Enough to Wear Pink” rodeo in the country.


Calgary Stampede

Calgary, Alberta

800-661-1260, calgarystampede.com

One of the world’s most legendary rodeos, the Calgary Stampede is celebrating 101 years in 2013. Don’t miss: The legendary chuckwagon races around the Calgary track.


Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductions

Colorado Springs, Colo.

719-528-4764 prorodeohalloffame.com

ProRodeo honors its legendary cowboys and cowgirls. Don’t miss: Rub elbows with the PRCA’s elite at the Cowboy Ball the night before the inductions.


California Rodeo

Salinas Salinas, Calif.

800-771-8807, carodeo.com

The largest rodeo in California. Don’t miss: The long scores in the grueling team roping, which make for wild runs.


Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering

Encampment, Wyo.

307-326-8855, grandencampmentgathering.org

Grab a plate of chuckwagon cooking and listen to some great performances. Don’t miss: Campfire jam sessions every night with the day’s performers.


Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne, Wyo.

800-227-6336, cfdrodeo.com

The world’s largest outdoor rodeo, Frontier Days is known for attracting bigname cowboys and entertainment acts every year. Don’t miss: The Cheyenne Kiwanis Club serves up free pancake breakfasts downtown for visitors and locals alike.


National Little Britches Finals Rodeo

Pueblo, Colo.

800-763-3694, nlbra.com

The best rodeo athletes ages 18 and younger face off in these season-ending finals. Don’t miss: The unique events like the trail and flag race!


National High School Finals

Rodeo Rock Springs, Wyo.

800-466-4772, nhsra.com

More than 1,500 high school rodeo athletes have earned the right to compete for national titles and college scholarships. Don’t miss: Top PRCA and WPRA competitors will be on hand to sign autographs all week long.


Days of ’76 Rodeo

Deadwood, S.D.

605-578-1876, daysof76.com

Held in storied Deadwood, this rodeo is living history at its best. Don’t miss: The Historic Parade on Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day.


Coeur d’Alene Art Auction

Hayden, Idaho

208-772-9009, cdaartauction.com

Bid on works from the West’s finest artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. Don’t miss: The Friday-night cocktail party before the auction, to hobnob with the West’s greatest collectors.

July 28–Aug. 7

Dodge City Days

Dodge City, Kan.

620-227-3119, dodgecitydays.com

With a rodeo, arts and crafts fair, and children’s events, there’s something for everyone at Dodge City Days. Don’t miss: The crowning of Miss Rodeo Kansas and Miss Rodeo Kansas Princess.

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