This is the "Granddaddy of Colorado Rodeos"
Staged PRCA Event Attract Competitors from Around the Country
2016 RODEO SEASON -- 116th Annual Cattlemen's Days Rodeo in Gunnison at the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center, located one block south of Highway 50 in Gunnison, behind the Safeway.
For more than a century, the Gunnison Valley has celebrated its western way of life with annual demonstrations of roping, racing and riding skills. This annual get-together of local cowboys and cowgirls is a PRCA event that attracts the world's top cowboys, the best livestock from across the country, and much more.
Cattlemen's Days features a county fair, parade, carnival, live music and dancing, horse shows, horse races, and of course rodeo events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
SATURDAY, July 9th Cattlemen's Days 4-H Horse Show
SUNDAY, July 10th Cattlemen's Days Open Horse Show
MONDAY, July 11th Cattlemen's Days 4-H Project Judging and Interviews, 4-H Dog Obedience Show, Cowboy Poetry @ The Gunnison Arts Center, 4-H Project Review and Baked Goods Auction
TUESDAY, July 12th 4-H Fiber Sheep and Fiber/Dairy Goat Show, Cowboy Poetry @ Fred Field Heritage Center, TETWP Live/Silent Auction and Concert, and at 6pm there is a Ranch Rodeo.
WEDNESDAY, July 13th 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Show, Watershed Team Roping and Barrel Racing, Auction, and Evening Carnival at The Rodeo Grounds.
THURSDAY, July 14th Cattlemen's Days Rodeo will be "Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo" at the PRCA Rodeo, 4-H Sheep Show and Open Showmanship, Pioneer Banquet At The Elks Lodge, TETWP Post Rodeo Dance and the Evening Carnival at The Rodeo Grounds.
FRIDAY, July 15th Cattlemen's Days Rodeo will be "Patriot Night" at the PRCA Evening Rodeo, 4-H Market Goat Show, Cattle Show and Adult Showmanship, Dance at The Elks Lodge, and Carnival at the Rodeo Grounds.
SATURDAY, July 16th Cattlemen's Days Rodeo will be "Family Night" at the PRCA Evening Rodeo -- Kids 12 and under free with paid adult general admission. Bring a non-perishable food item to the gate for the Gunnison Country Food Pantry. During the day: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Cattlemen's Days Parade, 4-H Livestock Buyers BBQ, 4-H Awards and Scholarship Presentation, 4-H Junior Livestock Auction, Dance, and Carnival.
SUNDAY, July 17th Cattlemen's Days Cowboy Church Services-Rodeo Grounds and Team Sorting.
LOCATION: At the Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center, one block south of Highway 50, behind the Safeway. 275 South Spruce Street, Gunnison CO 81230.
TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 1, 2016: Buy your Event Tickets at the Cattlemen's Days ticket booth at Gunnison Bank & Trust. OR Buy your Tickets at the door. Cost $15 for general admission; $20 for reserved grandstand seating. Each child under 12 accompanied by a paid adult is free (general admission) or $5 for grandstand Seating.
For a brochure containing the complete schedule of Cattlemen's Days events or for more information, contact the Gunnison County Chamber of Commerce: 800-274-7580.
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- Elevation: 7800 feet above sea level.
- Region: Gunnison - Southwest, Colorado
- Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 7/10 to 7/12