The Taylor Rodeo has been bringing events to Arizona since the 1950s. They are promoting the honor of the Great American Cowboy who was immortalized in old westerns on television and in movies. It’s the cowboy and cowgirl that inspired songs and books too. Along with the great spirit of the Wild West, the annual event promotes crowd participation during the holiday weekend.
What Makes This Event Special?
The annual celebration allows the public to join in any event without having a membership card. If you believe you can rope and ride, you’re welcome to participate in an event as well as win the prize if you place during the competition. PRCA riders are most welcome, but it’s an open event with prizes for anyone who wins.
What Kind of Events Will There be for Competitors?
Whether you’re a cowboy or cowgirl, there are events for everyone at the celebration. On the 4th of July weekend, the town will celebrate with a flag raising ceremony, the rodeo itself, firing of the anvil and beautiful fireworks. There will also be a barbecue for visitors to the event.
There will be events for bull riders, barrel racers and bronc riders during the 4th of July weekend. Everyone is welcome to compete in the events.
Brief History of the Taylor Rodeo and Cowboy Christmas
The event celebrates its 63rd year in 2016. Due to the popularity of the event in previous years, there were 650 bleacher seats being added to the park. Across the U. S. and Canada, July is the time when there are many events in the rodeo world. This time is called that with many events that are great for cowboys and cowgirls to show their western spirit. Along with events in Taylor, Arizona, there are also events in other cities like Drummond, Montana and Greeley, Colorado. Those three cities are just a few of the 31 events that are due to take place across the busy 4th of July week.
Local news channels will be covering the annual event as well as the Cowboy Lifestyle Network, Ak-Chin Indian Community and Earnhardt Auto Centers Road Team. They are the source for all things rodeo.
The annual event is a terrific time for the entire family as well as any aspiring cowgirl or boy to jump into the ring with their skills. Many newcomers to the world can be seen at these events.