Sheridan WYO Rodeo 2021
Sheridan, Wyoming, it’s time to get WYO’d! The Sheridan WYO Rodeo is kicking off on July 14-17th. The rodeo launched in 1931 and is one of the top rodeo events in the United States. It is known to some people as Sheridan’s homecoming because not only do locals gather but visitors come from all over the nation every year to celebrate this exhilarating rodeo event.
The Sheridan WYO Rodeo is one of the elite rodeos of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) circuits. This rodeo spectacular is known for showcasing world champions as well as beginners that will be competing back-to-back.
The fastest 12 contestants will move forward to the evening’s performance during each morning’s slack, allowing you to see the top contestants each night. The remaining contestants will compete during the day for their second run. There will be a potential Sheridan WYO Rodeo event winner any given night.
All rodeo athletes including humans and animals will have the opportunity to perform in four action-packed rodeo performances that are highlighted by the World Championship Relay Races. Horses have made such an impact on life on the Great Plains. Today, horses endure as a representation of tradition, magnificence, and healing for Native Americans. Indian Relay Racing is a way for teams to compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes. The teams consist of one rider, three horses, two holders, and a mugger. This event takes place before the PRCA Rodeo Performance.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021, @ 7:00 pm
- Kids Night – Kids 12 & Under $8.00 / $9.00
Thursday, July 15, 2021, @ 7:00 pm
- **Pink Night (wear pink!)**
Friday, July 16, 2021, @ 7:00 pm
- **Patriot Night (wear red!)**
Saturday, July 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
- Celebrating the WYO Rodeo!
Along with the rodeo, there will be a carnival for all ages at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Each year, one of Wyoming’s top carnivals includes all the rides you love, fun games, prizes, carnival goodies, and some new rides to try out! Come have a good time at the carnival festivities Wednesday through Saturday, July 14-17 starting at 5 p.m. to midnight each night.
The Rodeo Boot Kick-Off is the official kick-off party for the Rodeo Week that you don’t want to miss on Tuesday, July 13 at Whitney Commons Park. Registration for competitions (up to 20 participants in each category) is at 4:30 pm and at 5:00 pm the games begin! This event is sponsored by Barney & Graham, LLC. A fun competition between the kiddos and adults. To start, children up to age 8 can compete in a stick horse race. For you all 9 years old and older, you can compete in a good ol’ boot kicking competition. For more information on this Boot Kick-Off event click here.
Gather your family and friends and get ready to see the WYO Rodeo Main Street Parade on July 16th at 10 a.m. The parade begins in front of Wells Fargo, then moves south on Main St. then turns east on Works, and then back north on Gould St. This is one grand parade and a must-see event in Sheridan, Wyoming. Once the event is overhead on over to the Sheridan Inn for the annual Pow Wow.
The annual Native American Pow Wow is ready to perform. The performances will include Native American dancers and drum teams in full regalia performing their traditional ceremonial dances in celebration of their heritage. You’ll be able to experience their culture as they share their legacy with you.
The Sneakers and Spurs Rodeo 5 K Run/1.5 Mile Walk is kicking off Friday, July 16th. Registration and check-in are at 7:00 a.m. and the race starts at 8:00 a.m. on Grinnell Street and Main. For more information on this event please click here.