If you’re going to be going through Cody, Wyoming on your Cowboy Christmas run, this is a rodeo you won’t want to miss. Cody Stampede is taking place in Cody, Wyoming July 1-4, 2021! Can’t make the stampede July 1-4? That’s okay, Cody Nite Rodeo runs every single night from June 1st – August 31st. Amazed? So are we! Make sure to check out more information on them below.
About Cody Rodeo
If you didn’t already know, Cody is the “Rodeo Capital of the World.” With an official start in 1919, the Cody Stampede rodeo has been held every summer making it one of the longest-running, successful professional rodeos. Additionally, they are also the only place in the country that has a rodeo performance nightly! That’s our kind of rodeo! Cody’s rodeo history started over 100 years ago with Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show. It didn’t take long for Buffalo Bill to realize that Cody was special and he saw the need to preserve the west before it became overrun with civilization. Buffalo Bill passed away in 1917, bringing an end to the wild west chapter of America. In 1919 Clarence Williams headed up a rodeo celebration in Cody to commemorate Buffalo Bill Cody and the “Old West” he represented. The following year, the president of the event, Caroline Lockhart moved the Cody Stampede to the 4th of July. It wasn’t until 1938, that Carly Downing a former Wild West show performer, started the formal Cody Nite Rodeo, or Pup rodeo, as it was called then.
Cody Stampede Rodeo Schedule
July 1st | Cody Stampede PRCA Rodeo | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Stampede Park
July 2nd | Cody Stampede PRCA Rodeo | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Stampede Park
July 3rd | Cody Stampede PRCA Rodeo | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Stampede Park
July 4th | Cody Stampede PRCA Rodeo | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Stampede Park
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office in Cody, WY. 1031 12th St, Cody, WY 82414 or buy tickets online.
Know Before You Go
Parking is free for all guests. You can find a map of the grounds here. You can refer back to their website for any questions regarding parking.
- No Overnight Parking
- The distribution of flyers or the selling of merchandise is strictly prohibited by outside groups or individuals without the written permission of the Cody Stampede Board.
- No Tailgating
- The consumption of alcohol is limited to designated/licensed areas only.
Food and Beverage
Regardless of if you’re coming for the Stampede or the Cody Nite Rodeo, there is no outside food or beverage allowed into the grounds. The park offers guests full concessions and beer stands for each rodeo performance. There are two concession stands and two beer stands located on each side of the arena as well. During Stampede Week (June 30th-July 4th) additional food and beer stands will be available in various spots around the arena. Beer and Food hawkers will be selling throughout the stands as well.
There is no ATM located within Stampede Park. The use of credit cards is available for ticket purchases, concession food, and the Cody Nite Rodeo Store, but will not offer cash back. The mechanical bull and beer stands are strictly cash only.
Firearms, Knives, and Weapons
Firearms, knives and any other weapons are strictly prohibited on the Stampede Grounds and in its facilities.
With the exception of service animals, animals or pets are not permitted in Stampede Park Facilities. Please do not leave animals unattended in or tied to your vehicle. For their safety, animals may be removed from the premises by animal control officers and impounded.
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