Get Your Cowboy On


A day of family fun for just $5!

There’s a lot more than just world-class rodeo at the Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark. Whether it’s finger licking BBQ, live music and dancing, or a taste of the western lifestyle, you’re sure to find something for everyone in the family. Events start at 1 P.M. so be sure to plan for a fun-filled day at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo.

Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo

July 19–22 & 24
STARTS AT 7 P.M. EACH NIGHT

The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is consistently regarded as one of the top PRCA rodeos in the nation, featuring the best in the country. The top competitors from around the nation will test their grit as they compete for a $1 million purse and the chance for a gold, silver or bronze medal. The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is a destination rodeo for these champions, making it the perfect family event, offering fast-paced thrills for every age. It brings out the cowboy in all of us.

Featured events include Bull Riding, Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling and Tie-Down Roping. Bull riders are protected by professional bullfighters and the always-entertaining clown Clifton Harris. His amusing antics and energetic comedy has thrilled crowds for over 33 years.

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Salt Lake is a private, nonprofit, volunteer, charitable organization, with a mission to honor our pioneer heritage and educate Utah’s kids. And let’s not forget – it’s a whole lotta fun.

Family Fun Zone

July 19 – 24

Open from 1– 11 P.M.

There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in the Frontier Fun Zone located on the Utah State Fairgrounds. Entry is free with a rodeo ticket and just $5 without. Get your “cowboy” on with:

  • Days of ’47 Western Gift Expo
    • The gift expo features western trade and sales exhibitors offering the best in western lifestyle goods for a cowboy’s Christmas in July. Open from 1-8 P.M. daily. To be a vendor at the Western Gift Expo click for an application.
    • Country Music Stage
      • Every hour the country stage will feature new artists and great tunes. Located by the Pioneer Village.
    • Young Gun’s Arena
      • Lil Buckers- Come and watch tomorrow’s world champion cowboys and cowgirls as they compete daily in the Lil Buckers mini rough stock rodeo. Kids from 6-12 will ride wild miniature horses and bulls, just like the pros.
      • Mutton Busting- Kids can compete for the chance to make it to the mutton busting semifinals. The top six wool riders will advance to the bright lights and compete in the new stadium during the professional rodeo competition. Action is held every 45 minutes at the Young Gun’s arena just east of the new stadium.
    • Native American Village
      • In the heart of the fan zone, take a walk through Native American history where your family can witness three authentic Lakota Tribe families as they demonstrate life on the prairie. Authentic teepees, tribal dances, and food preparations are all a part of this unique slice of Utah western culture.
    • Pioneer Camp
      • Experience life on the pioneer trail. Families who were a part of the 1997 reenactment of the wagon trail from Mississippi to Utah will be on hand to interact with the fans while displaying handmade tools, custom weaving, pioneer cooking, and a complete pioneer medical camp.
    • Mountain Men Trading Camp
      • This authentic trading camp will offer the chance to learn from real frontiersmen. Fans can view, handle and purchase genuine handmade custom tools, blankets and everything a true mountain man would need to tackle the harsh conditions of the Utah terrain.
    • Tiny Tots Petting Zoo
      • This free exhibit allows the entire family to spend some quality time with their favorite animals. Located on the plaza grass north of the Grand Building and Western Gift Expo.
    • Pony Rides
      • For only $3, kids 12 and under can take a ride on their favorite pony.
    • Midway West Carnival & Amusements
      • Midway West Amusements offers the best in carnival rides, “prize every time” carnival games and only the best tasting made from scratch carnival food favorites. Open from 1-11 P.M. on the West Plaza. Buy your unlimited daily ride passes today for only $20 in advance at www.smithstix.com, or purchase the Mega Pass for unlimited rides for all six days for only $75 (online advanced purchase only).
    • Days of ’47 Rocky Mountain Livestock Show
      • This all new youth livestock show and jackpot show boasts over $50,000 in cash and prizes. Come see prize goats, sheep and beef cattle on display as youth from around the region sharpen their showmanship skills with their summer’s show animals. Open daily in the livestock barns and show arena.
    • Days of ’47 Interactive Area
      • Come and get your cowboy on with free mechanical bulls, draft horse hitch display and view the amazing display of Komatsu Equipment just to name a few of the free exhibits and fun open daily in front of the new Days of ’47 Stadium.

    If you would like to be a vendor please email lsorensen@daysof47cowboygames.com for an application.

Ribs & Rodeo

Nothing says summer like a good barbecue. From 1 to 7 p.m. each night, the Days of ’47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark will be filled with the smoky flavors of some of Utah’s top BBQ restaurants. Put on your bib, bring your appetite and come enjoy some of the best ribs and sides that Utah has to offer. It’s the eight tastiest seconds of summer, and then some.

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VIP Ribs & Rodeo

Calling all BBQ ribs lovers’ we’ve got something special this year. The VIP area features a delicious all-you-can-eat rib fest prepared by R&R BBQ, the 2012 Grand Champion in Utah’s Up in Smoke BBQ Competition. In other words, they know what they’re doing. You bring your appetite, we’ll provide the ribs. Here’s how it works. Purchase a VIP table to the Days of ’47 Ribs & Rodeo for $6,000, and you’ll receive each night for five nights:

  • A 12-seat VIP table at the all-you-can-eat rib fest
  • 12 Gold Buckle rodeo tickets
  • Three VIP parking passes

For more information, please contact info@daysof47rodeosaltlake.com

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Discounts

Military & First Responders Night

The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo is proud to offer discounts to members of the military and all first responders on Wednesday, July 19. Thank you for your service and enjoy the rodeo!

  • Wednesday, July 19
  • Half price on all rodeo tickets!*
  • Must present your valid military ID at time of purchase
  • Ticket prices increase $2 per ticket when purchasing rodeo tickets on same day of event

*Ticket discounts are not valid on P4 Bronze Buckle rodeo tickets. Discount does not apply to Family Fun Zone tickets.

Family Night

Come on down with your family on Thursday, July 20, for Days of ’47 Family Night. With discounts on rodeo tickets for all your cowboys and cowgirls ages 12 and under, and free admission to the Family Fun Zone, it’s a perfect excuse to give us your best “yee-haw!” Don’t worry; we hear it all the time.

  • Thursday, July 20
  • Free admission to the Family Fun Zone with or without a rodeo ticket
  • Half price on all kids rodeo tickets for children ages 12 and under*
  • Ticket prices increase $2 per ticket when purchasing rodeo tickets on same day of event

Win Free Ticket Vouchers

Free rodeo ticket vouchers will be available through participating media partners’ giveaway contests. Getting free tickets is somethin’ worth celebrating on its own!

Visit Utah

With five national parks less than a five-hour drive from Salt Lake, you’re never too far from stunning natural beauty in Utah. So, whether you like to fish, hunt, hike, explore, shop or more, there’s something for you here. Find your inspiration at www.visitutah.com

Other Events

As if the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo weren’t action-packed enough, there are plenty of other exciting things planned for The Days of ’47 celebration, from the Royalty Pageant and Pioneer Day Parade, to concerts by Charlie Jenkins and other local bands. Oh yeah, and enough tasty food to feed every cowboy in the West. Visit daysof47.com to learn more about the Days of ’47 and Pioneer Day activities for 2017.

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