If you’re in Taylor, Arizona over the July 4th weekend, chances are you’ll be one of the many cowboys and cowgirls attending the Taylor Pro Rodeo. Held on Saturday, July 4th from 7-9 p.m., it’s sure to make the Independence Day weekend even more memorable. With some of the top rodeo performers from the PRCA expected to compete, there’s no doubt the excitement level will be very high.
Taylor Rodeo History
With this year’s rodeo being the 61st annual edition of the event, those who attend every year have a special place in their heart for the competition. As the Wild West’s longest-running night rodeo, it has seen more than its share of great competitors over the years. From its humble beginnings, it has grown so popular that this year’s event will have 650 additional bleacher seats available to accommodate everyone.
As usual, the competition this year is expected to be tighter than ever. A number of exciting events will be held, including:
- Barrel Racing
- Bull Riding
- Calf Roping
- Steer Wrestling
As anyone in Arizona knows, the July 4th weekend not only has its share of fireworks in the sky, but also in these events as well.
In addition to the weekend festivities in Taylor, Arizona there are numerous other competitions held during this holiday week that let cowboys and cowgirls show off their talents. These events, referred to as “Cowboy Christmas” due to the fact that there are as many as 34 competitions taking place over the holiday weekend alone, give competitors the chance to win tremendous amounts of prize money in a short period of time. Along with the Taylor, Arizona event, other competitions making up “Cowboy Christmas” include:
- Rocky Mountain Stampede at Greeley, CO
- Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo at Vernal, Utah
- Cody Stampede in Wyoming
- Ponoka Stampede in Alberta, Canada
With all these events being held in such a short period of time, it is a Cowboy Christmas not only for the competitors, but also for the many fans who attend.
What makes this PRCA Pro Rodeo so enjoyable for everyone is the festive atmosphere and variety of activities for everyone.
Along with the bull riding and calf roping, families can also enjoy a Bar-B-Q beforehand and fireworks along with a dance after the competition has ended.
So if you are in Arizona and want to attend a PRCA Pro Rodeo that’s sure to be exciting, this event is for you.