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Saddle Up for the World’s Oldest Rodeo at Prescott Frontier Days 2022!

One of the most anticipated rodeos of the summer is right around the corner, and Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo needs no introduction. Running June 28th- July 4th located at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds in Prescott, Arizona fans will not want to miss what the 8 thrilling performances have in store! Drawing in approximately 27,000 spectators for the rodeo each year, Prescott Frontier Days rodeo is celebrating its 135th year of rodeo. This rodeo has continued uninterrupted, never missing a year, since 1888. 

There will be many food and retail vendors where spectators can begin the evening but by 7:30 you will want to be in your seats for rodeo time! Fans can expect to be greeted by the nostalgic voice of Randy Corley who has been the “voice of the World’s Oldest Rodeo” for 36 years! He will be joined by co- announcer James Horcasitas. Barrelman Justin Rumford will be there, as well as specialty act Bobby Kerr, who will be there to mesmerize the crowd at halftime with his Mustang Act. 

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Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo is full of history which will come as no surprise, being trademarked as the World’s Oldest Rodeo. July 4, 1888, is the day that started it all. Becoming the birthday of professional rodeo it was the first day of the “cowboy tournament” where people from the community gathered to compete in cowboy contests for offered cash prizes. These contests continued to grow for many years, now 135 years to be exact. Hiring Harry Vold to provide top-of-the-line stock in 1972, the Vold Rodeo company continues to provide some of the best stock available today attracting top competitors within the PRCA. In 2008 the rodeo was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

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Prescott Frontier Days Inc is a non-profit organization that thrives on the help of the community. Composed of hundreds of dedicated volunteers of all ages from the Prescott area they work tirelessly to ensure the rodeo is perfect for fans and competitors alike. 

Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc has also donated thousands of dollars back into the community including scholarship funds, 4-H, Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, and many more. 

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This year the rodeo is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Movie Junior Bonner’ which was filmed around the Prescott area and at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds. To honor the ‘Junior Bonner” legacy, Chase Mcqueen will be the grand marshall in the 135th rodeo parade, held over the fourth of July weekend in downtown Prescott. 

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Schedule

Gates open two hours before each performance offering vendors for fans to shop, eat, and listen to live music. In addition, to live performances, rodeo fans can also experience the rodeo in a new way this year. Fans can now purchase tickets to view the rodeo on a live stream from Mile High Middle School in Downtown Prescott. Catch all the details below!

Rodeo Performance Schedule

  • Performance #1  –  Tuesday, June 28 – 7:30 PM
  • Performance #2  –  Wednesday, June 29 – 7:30 PM
  • Performance #3  –  Thursday, June 30 – 7:30 PM
  • Mutton Bustin’ #1  –  Friday, July 1 – 5:30 PM
  • Performance #4  –  Friday, July 1 – 7:30 PM
  • Performance #5  –  Saturday, July 2 – 1:30 PM
  • Mutton Bustin’ #2  –  Saturday, July 2 – 5:30 PM
  • Performance #6  –  Saturday, July 2 – 7:30  PM
  • Mutton Bustin’ #3  –  Sunday, July 3 – 5:30 PM
  • Performance #7  –  Sunday, July 3 – 7:30  PM
  • Performance #8  –  Monday, July 4 – 1:30  PM

You can buy tickets online now at: https://worldsoldestrodeo.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=570

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I am a born and raised Arizona Native with a rich background in all things agriculture. In my personal life as a competitor, student, and rodeo queen- 2019 Miss Rodeo Arizona. As well as in my professional life, as a Veterinary Technician and loper for a cutting horse trainer. Life has taken me down many paths, but has always been driven by the western way of life and the need for adventure! I am so excited to share stories in order to highlight what this lifestyle means to people, and the passion that drives it.

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