Best Rodeos in Utah (2018)

Utah Rodeos

Best Rodeos in Utah (2018)

There are rodeos held all over Utah during summer months. These cowboy competitions are fun the whole family can enjoy. With a variety of events, shows, and all kinds of livestock, rodeos attract people from all walks of life.

Whether the annual local rodeo is a long-standing family tradition, or this is your first time attending, strap on your spurs and saddle up, because you’re in for a wild ride.

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Rodeo Events

There are two main categories of events at a professional rodeo: roughstock and timed. A cowboy’s score in roughstock events, such as saddle bronc and bareback riding, depends on his performance as well as the performance of the animal. In timed events, like tie down roping and steer wrestling, cowboys and cowgirls compete against the clock and each other. Below is a list of common rodeo events in both categories.

Saddle Bronc Riding


This roughstock competition is the classic rodeo event. A rider begins with his spurs over the bronc’s shoulders. During the ride, the cowboy will be scored on his spurring action, control, length of his spurring stroke, and how hard the animal bucks.

If the rider falls off the horse, loses footing, touches the animal or himself with his free hand, or drops the rein before 8 seconds have passed, he will be disqualified.

Bareback Riding


Another roughstock event, bareback riding packs some of the most action. Once again, the rider must start with his feet above the horse’s shoulder. During his 8 second ride, a cowboy must hang on to a leather rigging with one hand and keep the other hand from touching himself or the animal to avoid being disqualified.

The cowboy will be judged on his control and spurring technique, with the horse’s performance accounting for half of his potential score.

Bull Riding


Riders are not required to spur in this roughstock event. A bull rider’s only requirement is to remain on the animal for 8 seconds and keep his free hand from touching himself or the bull during the ride. The score will be half-based on the rider’s performance and half-based on the bull’s performance.

Tie Down Roping


In this fast-paced timed competition, a cowboy ropes and ties down a calf as quickly as he can. The calf is given a head start while the cowboy chases it on his horse After roping the animal, the contestant runs to it and ties any three of its legs together. After signaling a finished tie to the judge by throwing his hands in the air, the cowboy then returns and remounts.

Steer Wrestling


A steer wrestling contestant, called a bulldogger, uses brute strength and strategy to successfully chase down and tackle a huge steer in this timed event. After giving the animal a 10 second head start, the bulldogger chases it down and grabs it by the horns. The clock stops for the event when the bulldogger has tipped the steer over on its side and all four legs are pointing in the same direction.

Team Roping


The team roping timed event includes two cowboys, one called the header and one called the heeler, working together to rope a steer. The header ropes the horns, neck, or “half head” of the steer, while the heeler trails behind to rope the steer’s back legs after the header is successful. Once both cowboys are finished and their horses are facing each other, the clock stops.

Barrel Racing


In this high-speed timed event, cowgirls race in a designated pattern around three barrels in the arena. The clock stops and starts as the rider enters and exits the arena. Knocking over a barrel does not mean a contestant is disqualified, but it will add a 5 second penalty to her time.

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List of 2018 Utah Rodeos

Blue Mountain Rodeo Roundup – Monticello, Utah

  • Date: August 4, 2018
  • Location: Blue Mountain Rodeo Roundup
    • Monticello, Utah
  • Tickets:
    • General: $6
    • Children (12 & under): $4
    • Family Pass: $20
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 435-459-1826
  • Events:
    • Ranch Bronc Riding
    • Barrel Racing
    • Bull Riding

Pony Express Rodeo – Eagle Mountain, Utah

  • Date: May 25th, 2018 – May 28th 2018
  • Location: Pony Express Memorial Arena
    • 4447 Major St, Eagle Mountain, Utah 84005
  • Tickets:
    • General: $12
    • Children (12 & under): $6
    • Students: $8
    • Military: $9
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Barrel Racing
    • Breakaway Roping
    • Bull Riding
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo – Moab, Utah

San Juan Stampede Pro Rodeo – Monticello, Utah

  • Date: June 7th, 2018 – June 9th 2018
  • Location: Rodeo Grounds
    • 117 South Main St, Monticello, Utah 84535
  • Tickets:
    • General: $12-$14
    • Youth (12 & under): $7
    • Children (4 & under): Free
    • 2-Day Pass: $10-$22
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 435-979-5722
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl Barrel Racing
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Days of the Old West Rodeo – Delta, Utah

Cedar City Rodeo – Cedar City, Utah

  • Date: June 8th, 2018 – June 9th 2018
  • Location: Cedar City Rodeo Arena
    • 11 Cross Hollow Rd, Cedar City, Utah 84720
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Tie Down Roping
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Team Roping
    • Barrel Racing
    • Bull Riding

Desertview Pro Rodeo – Castle Dale, Utah

  • Date: June 9th, 2018 -11th 2018
  • Location: Castle Dale Rodeo Arena
    • 75 South 400 East, Castle Dale, Utah 84513
  • Tickets:
    • General: $11-$14
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Barrels
    • Bull Riding
    • Calf Roping
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Strawberry Days Rodeo – Pleasant Grove, Utah

Lehi Round-Up Rodeo – Lehi, Utah

Ute Stampede Rodeo – Nephi, Utah

Riverton Town Days Rodeo – Riverton, Utah

West Jordan Western Stampede – West Jordan, Utah

  • Date: July 2nd, 2018 – 4th 2018
  • Location: West Jordan Area
    • 8035 South 2200 West, West Jordan, Utah 84088
  • Tickets:
    • General: $13-$20
    • Seniors: $10
    • Children (3 & under): free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Barrels
    • Calf Roping
    • Mutton Bustin
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping

Hub City Days Rodeo – Mt. Pleasant, Utah

  • Date: July 3rd, 2018 – July 4th 2018
  • Location: Hub City Arena
    • West 950 South St, Mt. Pleasant, Utah 84647
  • Tickets:
    • Adults: $10-$12
    • Children (12 & under): $6-$8
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Breakaway Roping
    • Bull Riding
    • Calf Roping
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Salina Fourth of July Rodeo – Salina, Utah

  • Date: July 3rd, 2018 – July 4th 2018
  • Location: Salina Rodeo Grounds
    • 800 E Main St, Salina, Utah 84654
  • Tickets:
    • General: $10
    • Youth (12 & under): $5
    • Children (5 & under): Free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Breakaway Roping
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Tooele Bit N’ Spur – Tooele, Utah

Oakley Independence Day Rodeo – Oakley, Utah

Draper Town Rodeo – Draper, Utah

Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo – Vernal, Utah

Cow Country Rodeo – Manila, Utah

  • Date: July 13th, 2018 – July 14th 2018
  • Location: Daggett County Rodeo Grounds
    • Hwy 43 and Hwy 44, Manila, Utah 84046
  • Tickets:
    • General: $7
    • Youth (12 & under): $4
    • Children (6 & under): free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Southwest Desert Classic Series – Salina, Utah

  • Dates:
    • April 20th, 2018 – April 22nd 2018
    • May 10th, 2018 – May 13th 2018
    • July 13th, 2018 – July 15th 2018
    • August 17th, 2018 – August 19th 2018
  • Location: Blackhawk Arena
    • 800 S Equestrian Ln, Salina, Utah 84654
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Open Barrel Racing

Days of ‘47 Rodeo – Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Date: July 19th, 2018 – July 24th
  • Location: Utah State Fairpark
    • 155 1000 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
  • Tickets:
    • VIP: $39.50
    • Gold Buckle: $24.50
    • Silver Buckle: $17.50
    • Upper Bowl: $12.50
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Barrels
    • Bull Riding
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo – Ogden, Utah

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo – Spanish Fork, Utah

Enterprise Rodeo – Enterprise, Utah

  • Date: July 26th, 2018 – July 28th 2018
  • Location: American Legion Rodeo Grounds
    • 1003 East 100 North, Enterprise, Utah 84725
  • Tickets:
    • General: $6
    • Youth (11 & under): $3
    • Children (2 & under): Free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Barrels
    • Bull Riding
    • Calf Roping
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Goat Tying
    • Mutton Bustin
    • Team Roping

Bluffdale Old West Days Rodeo – Bluffdale, Utah

Bear Lake Ranch Rodeo – Laketown, Utah

  • Date: August 3rd, 2018 – August 4th 2018
  • Location: Laketown Arena
    • 276 East 25 South St, Laketown, Utah 84038
  • Tickets:
    • General: $8
    • Youth (13 & under): $5
    • Children (5 & under): Free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Branding
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping
    • Doctoring
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping
    • Trailer loading

Morgan County Fair Rodeo – Morgan, Utah

  • Date: August 3rd, 2018 – August 4th 2018
  • Location: Morgan County Fairgrounds
    • 750 East Como Springs Rd, Morgan, Utah 84050
  • Tickets: Purchase tickets online
    • General: $8-$10
    • Children (4 & under): Free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Calf Roping
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping
    • Junior Rodeo
    • Mutton Bustin
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Orchard Days Rodeo – Santaquin, Utah

  • Date: August 3rd, 2018 – August 4th 2018
  • Location: Santaquin Rodeo Grounds
    • 175 South 400 West, Santaquin, Utah 84655
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Cache County Rodeo – Logan, Utah

Alpine Town Days Rodeo – Alpine, Utah

  • Date: August 10th, 2018 – August 11th 2018
  • Location: Lambert Park Rodeo Grounds
    • Grove Dr & Box Elder Dr, Alpine, Utah 84004
  • Tickets:
    • General: $12
  • Contact:
    • Email: shellysmith613@gmail.com
    • Phone: 801-419-3738
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Summit County Fair Rodeo – Coalville, Utah

Duchesne County Fair Rodeo – Duchesne, Utah

Sevier County Fair Rodeo – Richfield, Utah

  • Date: August 10th, 2018 – August 11th 2018
  • Location: Sevier County Fairgrounds
    • 410 East 200 South, Richfield, Utah 84701
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 801-656-7319
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Davis County Fair Rodeo – Farmington, Utah

  • Date: August 17th, 2018 – August 18th 2018
  • Location: Legacy Events Center
    • 151 South 1100 West, Farmington, Utah 84025
  • Tickets: Purchase tickets online
    • General: $12-$15
    • Children (3 & under): Free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Calf Roping
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping
    • Junior Rodeo
    • Mutton Bustin
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Golden Spike Rodeo – Tremonton, Utah

Sanpete County Fair Rodeo – Manti, Utah

Wellsville Rodeo – Wellsville, Utah

  • Date: August 31st, 2018 – September 1st 2018
  • Location: Wellsville Rodeo Grounds
    • 5400 South 300 West, Wellsville, Utah 84339
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

Francis City Rodeo – Francis, Utah

  • Date: September 1st, 2018 – September 2nd 2018
  • Location: Francis City Park
    • 2317 South Springhollow Rd, Francis, Utah 84036
  • Tickets:
    • General: $8
    • Children (3 & under): Free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Calf Roping
    • Cowgirl Barrel Racing
    • Cowgirl Breakaway Roping
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping

Iron County Fair Rodeo – Parowan, Utah

St. George Lions Dixie Roundup – St. George, Utah

  • Date: September 13th, 2018 – September 15th 2018
  • Location: Dixie Sunbowl
    • 150 South 400 East, St. George, Utah 84770
  • Tickets:
    • Reserved Seating: $15
    • General: $10
    • Youth (11 & under): $5
    • Children (2 & under): Free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing
    • Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping

Young Living Farms Rodeo – Mona, Utah

  • Date: September 28th, 2018 – September 29th 2018
  • Location: Young Living Farms
    • 3700 North US Hwy 91, Mona, Utah 84645
  • Tickets:
    • General: $6
    • Seniors: $3
    • Youth (11 & under): $3.00
    • Children (2 & under): Free
  • Contact:
  • Events:
    • Bareback Bronc Riding
    • Bull Riding
    • Cowgirl Barrel Racing
    • Saddle Bronc Riding
    • Steer Wrestling
    • Team Roping
    • Tie Down Roping

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Watching rodeos is a guaranteed good time, but nothing compares to taking part in the action. Rodeo-ing is a full time gig for many people in Utah and around the country. Roping and riding is a great pastime, whether you go pro or not, but you’ll need a lot of gear to do it. For starters, you need your hat, chaps, spurs, saddle, rope, horse trailer, and more. While this gear will be put to use constantly during rodeo season, you’ll need somewhere safe to stash it during colder months. If you have all the gear, but not enough space to store it, try using Neighbor to find cheap rodeo storage near you.

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Whether you’re a spectator or a contestant, redoes are one of the most iconic summer events. You can count on family, friends, and fun at any local rodeo you go to, so what are you waiting for? Find your nearest rodeo today and enjoy some good old western fun!

Author: Sarah Seright

I was born and raised in the deserts of Southern Utah and love a good adventure. My favorite adventure partners are my husband and beautiful daughter. When I’m not spending time in the great outdoors, you can find me writing, watching cat videos, and drinking peppermint tea. I believe life is all about finding joy in the journey and enjoying the sunshine.