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We are one of the big boys!

The Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, held each year over the week of July 24, not only is one of the biggest and best statehood celebrations in Utah, but for two years in a row also has been named on the top five large outdoor rodeos in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Yes, that’s right Ogden Pioneer Days, which is run almost entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers, ranks alongside such great rodeos as the Pendleton Roundup and Cheyenne Frontier Days. Ogden Pioneer Days, repeatedly voted the best rodeo in the Wilderness Circuit, draws more than 30,000 annually to its PRCA rodeo and corresponding events. Each year, Ogden Pioneer Days is celebrated at the historic Ogden Pioneer Stadium, where the rodeo started in 1934 and where the feeling of the American west still lives. Bring the whole family and join us for five nights of rodeo entertainment under the stars. This year's rodeo will be July 20-23, and July 25.  
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A photo of Ogden’s top-notch rodeo and statehood celebration recently graced the pages of one of the world’s most respected newspapers. This image of the view from the top of the grandstands over the bucking chutes, captured by a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, accompanied an in-depth New York Times piece on the members of the Wright family and their journey to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The photo of Ogden Pioneer Stadium  appeared in the Sunday, March 15, 2015 edition. See the story, titled "The Ride of their Lives."   



Paying Tribute to our Heritage • National Day of the American Cowboy 


Every year, Ogden Pioneer Days also pays tribute to the men and women who have worked so hard throughout their lifetimes to preserve Utah's cowboy culture. The mission of the National Day of the Cowboy nonprofit organization is to contribute to the preservation of America’s cowboy heritage so that the history and the culture can be shared and perpetuated for the public good, through education, the arts, celebrations, gatherings, rodeos, and community activities. On Wednesday, July 22, cowboys and cowgirls from almost every county in Utah took center stage at the Ogden Pioneer Days rodeo to be honored for their lifetime commitment to our western heritage. This year's National Day of the Cowboy will be Friday, July 22.  


The 2015 honorees were:  


Beaver — Rowland Yardley

Box Elder — Jeffrey Madsen

Cache — Scott Wilkinson

Carbon — Tom E. McCourt

Daggett — Bryan Smith

Davis — Brent Tanner

Duchesne — Craig Thomas

Emery — Ira Hatch

Grand — Colleen Tibbetts

Juab — Jim Huggard

Kane — Kline Esplin

Millard — Donald Brown

Morgan — Mary Sue Gold

Rich — Scott Spencer

Salt Lake — Norma and Glen Wood

San Juan — Charly Tracy

Sevier — Jo Lynne Kirkwood

Summit — Cliff Blonquist

Tooele — Doug Sagers

Utah — Lance Robinson

Wasatch — Keary Stephens

Washington — Matt Clark

Weber — Milford Jr. Kunz 


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Ogden Pioneer Days is celebrating events all over the Ogden Area. Visit our maps page to learn about venue details, directions and locations.


bootsEVENTS rodeo, parades, fireworks

There are events and activities for everyone in the family. Visit our calendar to learn more about event dates, times, locations, + details.