Summer is Rodeo Season in the Yellowstone Teton Territory
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- Jun 22, 2020
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It’s no secret that summer is rodeo season in the Yellowstone Teton Territory. Come out to watch guys and gals test their skills and mettle in an array of events, from cowboys daring to ride the most ferocious bucking broncs to the barrel racing champions showing off their skills. Every summer, people take time out of the busy season to enjoy a good old fashioned rodeo. Enjoy these small-town traditions and fantastic local rodeos. Be sure to check event dates and details in 2020 as some events may have changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clark County Rodeo, Dubois
For over 60 years, Clark County residents and visitors have enjoyed the Clark County Rodeo. Watch real cowboys and cowgirls show their mettle with bull riding, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, and more. The event is typically held the third weekend in June, and the second Saturday in September, but dates can change from year to year, so check the event’s Facebook page to stay up to date. It is the event of the year in Dubois, and it typically features a parade down Main Street, music, food, and more.
Teton Valley Rodeo, Driggs
Friday nights in Driggs are rodeo nights. Spend an evening at the Teton Valley Rodeo to watch competitors try their hand at traditional rodeo events like bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, saddle bronc riding, and more. It’s fun for the whole family, and kids can enjoy their own events like the calf scramble and mutton bustin’.
Rigby Stampede Days
The rodeo is one of the most anticipated parts of Rigby Stampede Days. The fun two-day event usually takes place on a June weekend, though in 2020 it will take place in August. Check the event’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. Be sure to check out the Stampede Days Parade and enjoy events like Muttin Bustin’, watch the Queen Coronation, and enjoy entertainment and vendors at this fun annual tradition.
Rodeo at Meadow Vue Ranch, Island Park
Near Island Park, Meadow Vue Ranch’s Rodeo takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Watch bull riding, bareback riding, pole bending, and barrel racing in an hour-long rodeo, then chow down on a dinner of fire-grilled steaks, chicken, potatoes, baked beans, peach cobbler, and ice cream, while listening to cowboy songs.
Whoopee Days Rodeo, Rexburg
Enjoy the fun, family affair with events like barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, and more, complete with Mutton Bustin’ for the little ones at Rexburg’s Whoopee Days Rodeo. Check the event’s website for details and updates.
Fremont County Pioneer Days
The Pioneer Days Rodeo is a favorite local tradition, though it was canceled due to COVID-19 in 2020. Keep en eye on the event’s website for 2021 dates and details. This Fremont County Fairground tradition involves a rodeo, parade, and other fun events like a play, car show, fun run, and more.
War Bonnet Round Up, Idaho Falls
Idaho’s oldest rodeo, the War Bonnet Round Up was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, but the 2021 event is scheduled for August 5-7, 2021. It’s held the first weekend in August every year, and 2021 will be the 110th year for this beloved tradition. Over 15,000 spectators come out to see over 450 competitors in a wide variety of events. It is held at Sandy Downs Arena in Idaho Falls, and events include everything from the “World’s Richest Wild Horse Race”—where the winning team brings home $15,000—to “Mutton Bustin’” for kids who weigh 50 pounds or less.