Cheyenne Frontier Days provides twelve days packed with western fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family, July 20-29. Don your western duds and choose your favorite activities from the schedule here. Whether you spend one day or all, you are sure to have a good time.
Before the Parade, enjoy pancakes, ham, milk or coffee, and plenty of syrup. The Kiwanis and Boys and Girls Club cook enough to feed almost 40,000 attendees.
For a look back into cavalry times, attend four days of Fort D. A. Russell’s open house, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 20-22 and Wednesday, July 25. View historic homes, military re-enactments, and arms from yesteryear to the future.
Indian Village at the southeast corner of Frontier Park has daily performances including dance groups, flute player, crafts for kids, storytelling, and a PowWow on July 25, at 7:15 p.m.
If you like to dance, attend the nightly Buckin’ A Saloon located at the end of the carnival midway. Music is provided by New Old West, and Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band.
Peruse the Wild Horse Gulch located between Indian Village and the Old Museum. Celebrate western heritage with artisans, merchants, and guest characters like Wyatt Earp.
Ever wonder what happens before the bull comes bursting out of the chute? Take the Behind the Chutes tour. See what the rodeo cowboys see as they stand in the arena.
See how the camp cooks fed the cowboys at the Chuckwagon Cookoff, July 25-28. View cooking demonstrations; then find out the winners at the finals rodeo.
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FRONTIER DAYS HIGHLIGHTS
The award-winning rodeo runs July 21-29 at 12:45 p.m. Prices range from $16 to $28 each day. Events include three sections of bulls and two sections of saddle and bareback broncs daily. This granddaddy of rodeos is fast paced and enlists the most contestants of any rodeo.
The Western Art Show and Sale, July 19, in the Old West Museum, hosts more than 60 artists whose works range from paintings to carvings in many mediums, to Navaho weavings. Well recognized throughout the country, proceeds support the Old West Museum. Tickets are $7 general admission, and $145 for the special sale. The special sale ticket allows you to attend a previewing at 3:30 p.m., Wyoming Governor’s Mansion reception, meet the artists event between 6-8 p.m., cocktails and western dinner. You also receive the official art show poster and catalog.
The Grammy Award winning Zac Brown Band entertains on July 20 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $38/$58. Special guests include the Marshal Tucker Band, Sonia Leigh, and Nic Cowen.
July 21, Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Brad Paisley, presents “This Is Country Music” from his album of the same name. Show costs $38/$58, and begins at 8 p.m.
At 8 p.m., on July 22, join Merle Haggard and special guests Chancy Williams and the Younger Brothers Band. Tickets are $23.
July 25 finds Reba McEntire and special guests, Rodney Atkins and Hunter Hayes, taking over the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38/$58.
If you prefer rock music, attend the July 26, 8 p.m., performance of Journey, with special guests, Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, and Loverboy. Tickets are again $38/$58.
Join Hank Williams, Jr. and guest Chris Young for his “Taking Back the Country Tour” on July 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38/$58.
See Blake Sheldon, the popular judge from NBC’s “The Voice,” on July 28 at 8 p.m., for the price of $38/$58. He’ll be joined by David Nail.
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