Salt Lake City, Utah are y’all ready for Utah Days of ‘47 & Rodeo? This spectacular rodeo is presented by Zions Bank and is known for being one of the top rodeos in the nation. It’s set to kick off on July 20-23, & 25th. To celebrate the cowboy way of life and the rich western roots, this rodeo will be held in the state-of-the-art 17.5 million-dollar Days of ‘47 Arena at the Utah State Fair Park. Holding 10,000 reserved stadium-style seats for fans, there’s not a bad seat in this venue.
Are you curious to know the history behind Days of ‘47? Brigham Young and a determined company of Mormon pioneers became the leaders of one of the most pronounced treks in American history. These leaders realized their dreams upon arriving at the Great Salt Lake Valley, they drove wagons and pulled handcarts with horses and oxen with thousands of pioneers. These pioneers trekked their way across the plains to a widespread desert landscape that became known as the Utah Territory while carrying a strong vow to the American belief in freedom of religion. These pioneers sought to create a new life as they all had come together from many nations. The early Utah pioneer’s expedition demonstrated the faith, courage, and foresight that continues to influence pioneers today.
Through various activities and celebrations each year, The Utah Days of ‘47 remembers those outstanding 1847 pioneers and all those who followed. The Utah Days of ‘47 believes the example of the pioneers’ courage in the past and present creates a vision for the combined future that everyone can follow as a new Pioneer Spirit. To honor Utah’s early and modern pioneers and to keep their pioneering spirit alive, The Days of ‘47, Inc. is a private, nonprofit, all-volunteer, and charitable corporation.
The Utah Days of ‘47 Rodeo has become a must-stop on the summer rodeo schedule. Contestants range from the junior level to the pros of the sport competing for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals awarded to the top three contestants. That sets this rodeo apart from any other rodeo in the world. Contestants who compete in steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing, women’s breakaway roping, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding will have earned the right to compete at the Days of ‘47 Rodeo.
There will be fun for all ages, come early as the Frontier Fun Zone opens at 4:00-11:00 PM every night. An air-conditioned exhibitor space includes a Longhorn display, Pioneer Display, Mountain Man Camp, Native American encampment, handcart racing, food trucks, and a carnival. There are also mechanical bull rides which are free for those with a rodeo ticket. Pre-Rodeo entertainment will feature the Young Guns Rodeo showcasing the future stars of the sport in the main arena. A rodeo ticket will be required for admission into that area.
We hope to see you, your friends, and your family at The Days of ’47 Rodeo on July 20-23, 25th. Events kick off at 4:00 PM every night and the rodeo starts at 7:30 PM every night. There are plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy. Don’t wait, grab your tickets now and get ready to make new memories this year with your loved ones at The Days of ’47 Rodeo.
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