Estes Park’s Rooftop Rodeo, a “Rodeo with altitude”

Rooftop Rodeo 2014Head to Estes Park July 8th through July 13th for the 2014 Rooftop Rodeo at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds!

The “Rodeo with altitude,” will have it all, bull riding, “Beat the Heat” Barrel Racing series, bareback bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, and saddle bronc riding.  Catch each of those events every night of the rodeo, plus the crowd favorite, mutton-bustin’, for the younger cowpokes!  Plan on bringing your dancing shoes if you plan on attending Saturday evening’s festivities so you can get down at the annual Queen’s Dance!  After the cowboys and cowgirls is done strutting their stuff in the arena head to the dance to enjoy music played by local musicians and lots of great country western music.

Estes Park’s Rooftop Rodeo has been voted “Best Small Rodeo of the Year” five times by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, and nominated “Best Medium Sized Rodeo of the Year” in 2012 and 2013.  With a wonderful family atmosphere and spectacular crowd pleasing action from some of the top bull riders and top bulls in the world, this rodeo is one to put on your summer calendar!

For more details about one of Colorado’s most scenic summer rodeos click HERE!

2013 Cheyenne Frontier Days are Here!

It’s that time of year again, when our neighbors up North host the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days.  This event has been going on for over 100 years and attracts the professions top performers who compete for cash and prizes worth over $1,000,000, not to mention big name bands and lots of great people!

A two week long event, Cheyenne Frontier Days offers plenty of rodeo excitement for all to enjoy.  In fact, 2012 marked the 9th consecutive time it has been honored with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Large Rodeo of the Year award, dating all the way back to 2004.  Each session includes all nine events, ensuring that each spectator gets to see all the action.  Catch the behind the scenes action on the Behind the Chutes Tour, which offers a look at how the bulls and broncs are rounded up and loaded up into the chutes, finishing off with a walk through the arena.  All rodeos will start at 12:15pm and will include pre-shows that start at 11:30am, so be sure to get there early as to not miss any of the excitement!

Needing a break from the action or maybe you want to do a little dancing?  Well stop by the Buckin’A Saloon!  Open every day from 11am to 12am, you can enjoy live music at 5pm, 7pm and 10pm, beer specials and nightly concert ticket giveaways.

While it may be known mostly for its rodeo action, there’s more than bull riding, barrel racing and calf roping.  If you’ve never been you might not know that there is an art show, pancake breakfasts and a carnival.  The art show will showcase paintings, sculptures and carvings from over 60 of the country’s top western and animal artists.  Join thousands of others at 7am on July 22nd, 24th and 26th for a free pancake breakfast, where you can enjoy fresh flapjacks, ham, milk and coffee at Cheyenne Depot Square.  The Carnival Americana will be on the scene from July 19th through July 28th, offering up the classic carnival rides and games you grew up with.

Some of the biggest names in the music industry will be making stops at Cheyenne Frontier Days to perform.  Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith are just a few of the headliners that are scheduled to perform during the two week event.  Tickets are selling fast and you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity so it’s best to get your tickets sooner than later!

With two weeks packed full of events there’s no excuse for you to miss the Daddy of ‘em All!

Check the schedule online for a full list of events, their times and ticket prices.

(http://www.cfdrodeo.com/home)

Last week to catch the action at The Greeley Stampede!

Join the thousands of spectators and participants that have already been to the 91st Annual Greeley Stampede this year!

Originally started to celebrate and honor the potato farmers in the area back in the in the 1800s, this festival has turned into one that is now internationally known.  Named the Greeley Spud Rodeo in 1922 and then the “Go West with Greeley” Rodeo shortly after that, it wasn’t until 1972 that it became known as The Greeley Independence Stampede.  Attracting upwards of 250,000 people from all over the world, this is truly one of the biggest events to take place in Colorado.

This world class event has something for everyone to enjoy!  With concerts that have already included Josh Turner, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Los Lobos, you can still catch big name country music stars Jerrod Niemann with LoCash Cowboys and Trace Adkins with Chase Rice.  These last two shows will take place on July 5th and 6th, respectively, and music will start at 8 p.m. on both nights.

The PRCA (Professionals Rodeo Cowboys Association) Pro Rodeo and PRCA Xtreme Bulls will be making a stop in Greeley to show off their talents in the arena.  Featuring eight different events like saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and bull riding, you’ll be able to see these professionals take on the biggest and baddest in the business.  Listed in the top 25 of professional rodeos, due to its prize money, the action at the Greeley Stampede is sure to impress all who attend.

Taking the kids with?  There are plenty of activities for them to do as well at the Kids Korral and there’s even a petting zoo where they can meet and pet some gentle animals.  Carnival Americana will be there as well, so you can enjoy various rides and games, winning prizes and of course classic carnival food like funnel cake and popcorn! Join in on some heavy hitting and crashing in the 2013 Demolition Derby that’s taking place on July 7th starting at 2 p.m. This event that includes over 100 drivers and multiple heats will sell out so be sure to get your tickets soon!

Get out and enjoy this Independence weekend with friends and family!