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Mandan Rodeo Days 2020

The show must go on! Mandan Rodeo Days are ready to rock and roll! Taking place July 2nd-4th, 2020 in Mandan, North Dakota. This is just one rodeo in a handful that have decided to move forward with their event over Cowboy Christmas. Our hats are off to the town of Mandan for continuing their plans and allowing rodeo to move forward. Keep reading to view their schedule

Performance Schedule

Thursday, July 2

8 a.m.- Slack rodeo competition (timed-event contestant overflow). FREE ADMISSION.

7:30 PM – Rodeo Performance.

Friday, July 3

7:30 PM – Rodeo Performance (Patriot Night)

The Mandan Rodeo Committee, through its Patriot Night performance on July 3 and associated fundraising efforts, has raised more than $60,000 over the past three years.  This year’s recipient is Bismarck Cancer Center. 

Saturday, July 4

7:30 PM – Rodeo Performance.

11:00 pm- Fireworks Display: spectacular aerial and ground display accompanied by patriotic, country and rock and roll music.

Specialty Act: Bobby Kerr

Bobby Kerr is coming back to Mandan Rodeo Days! Bobby Kerr and the Mustang Acts are a must-see for anyone who is a fan of rodeo events, horses or expert horsemanship. The bond that Kerr demonstrates with his horses is awe-inspiring. The horses that Bobby Kerr uses to ride and perform the amazing feats are not common, everyday horses. Each of the equestrian athletes was once mustangs running free and wild on America’s plains.

History of Mandan Rodeo Days

Mandan is proud of its rodeo history. It started as a Fourth of July event back in 1879 with a baseball game and pony races. In 2020 the event will celebrate its 141st anniversary. Mandan has a rich history that continues to show through in each and every performance. In the 1940s, Mandan Rodeo Days was a high-class production where top cowboys like Toots Mansfield, Gene Ross and Casey Tibbs competed and celebrities like Gene Autry and Rex Allen performed. The Mandan Rodeo became famous as part of the “big loop” that included the Cheyenne Frontier Days and the Calgary Stampede allowing cowboys to go from rodeo to rodeo winning money in what’s referred to as “Cowboy Christmas” around the 4th of July every year since the beginning.

Tickets for Mandan Rodeo Days 2020

General Admission for Adults 13 & Up $25. Children Aged 6-12 $10. Children 5 & under FREE. Click here for tickets. The 2020 Mandan Rodeo is general admission only. Reserved tickets are unavailable due to COVID restrictions. We are taking steps that include sanitizing and spacing. While masked are encouraged, they are not required. Spectators are asked to practice social distancing. Click here to see the event safety protocol.

From all of us here at Cowboy Lifestyle Network, we hope to see each and every one of you at the Mandan Days Rodeo celebration to kick off this one of kind rodeo!

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