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 4 P.M. so be sure to plan for a fun-filled day at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo.
The Komatsu Equipment Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is consistently regarded as one of the top 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 gold standard professional bullfighters, Aaron Hargo and Frank Newsom, and the crowd will be entertained by 7X Canadian Pro Entertainer of the Year, Dennis Halstead. The rodeo will also feature 3X Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year and the world’s smallest cowboy, Whiplash The Cowboy Monkey along with his trusty border collie mount, Boogie. The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo Salt Lake is a private, non-profit, 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.
There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy at the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo in the Young Living Frontier Fun Zone located on the Utah State Fairpark. Entry is free.
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 4-11 P.M. on the West Plaza. Buy your unlimited daily ride Mega Pass for unlimited rides for all six days for only $75 (online advanced purchase only).
Every hour the country stage will feature new artists and great tunes. Located by the Pioneer Village.
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 semi-finals. The top six wool riders will advance to the bright lights and compete during the rodeo performance. Action is held every 45 minutes at the Young Gun’s arena just east of the new stadium. Sign up here. The World of Jousting Competition presented by Young Living Farms
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.
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.
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.
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.
For only $5, kids 12 and under can take a ride on their favorite pony.
Come and get your cowboy on with free mechanical bull rides, 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 Arena.
Nothing says summer like a good barbecue. From 4 to 8 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.
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: 12-seat VIP table at the all-you-can-eat rib fest 12 Gold Buckle rodeo tickets Three VIP parking passes
Free Rodeo ticket vouchers will be available through participating media partners’ giveaway contests. Getting free tickets is somthin’ worth celebrating on its own!
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
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 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 2018.