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.

July 19-21 | 23-24 Days of 47 Cowboy Games and 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.

Open From 4-11pm

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 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 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).


    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 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.

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    The World of Jousting Competition presented by Young Living Farms


    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 $5, kids 12 and under can take a ride on their favorite pony.

  • Days of ’47 Interactive Area

    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.

Ribs Rodeo

Open From 4-8pm

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


Promotional Nights


We’ve partnered with our friends at Intermountain Healthcare for Cancer Awareness Day. Proper skin safety is the simplest way to help lower your risk of skin cancer. Apply sunscreen thoroughly and frequently, and make sure to wear a hat to protect sensitive skin! We promise, the sunscreen won’t stop you from getting the perfect summer tan.


The Days of ‘47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo has been about family and tradition since 1847.  There is something for the entire family, from age 2 to 92 at the rodeo. To celebrate Family Day, Kids 12 and under receive ½ off select tickets. Inspire the next generation of rodeo fanatics.


There is no promotional night on Saturday. Instead, you can make it whatever you want! Make it a date night or a family group outing. Come with twenty people or come by yourself. There are no wrong ways to enjoy the rodeo, so come and enjoy the fast-paced thrills of the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo.


Rodeos have deep ties with Mexico, where charreadas displayed the skill and lifestyle of charros throughout Mexico. These traditions spread throughout the West and grew into the modern rodeo we know today. Join us as we celebrate the Hispanic Heritage that created the modern rodeo, and still, today deeply influences the Days of ‘47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo.

FEATURING Ezequiel Peña, the headliner for a two-hour tribute to the south of the border. This amazing show will feature charros, singers, dancers, authentic rodeo, Tomas Garcilazo and much more.

(Presentación especial de EZEQUIEL PEÑA HIJO)


Boeing and the Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo salute our First Responders and Military personnel for your endless sacrifices on behalf of the United States of America and the people who call this country home. As a thank you for your service, we are offering a special ½ off discount on select ticket purchases.


The Mormon Pioneers who ventured across unknown lands to reach Utah brought a toughness, grit, and hope that still shape and inspire us today. After the parade, finish the day with us at the rodeo as we celebrate our heritage. Happy Pioneer Day to our family, friends, and neighbors, and join us as we celebrate the founding of our beloved State of Utah!




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

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 local bands. Oh yeah, and enough tasty food to feed every cowboy in the West. Visit to learn more about the Days of ’47 and Pioneer Day activities for 2018.

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