Best Rodeos in the USA

A man riding a bull at the best rodeo in the USA in a rodeo stadium filled with people watching.

There’s truly nothing better than throwing on a good pair of your favorite cowboy boots from Sheplers and watching a good ol’ fashioned country rodeo. When is rodeo season, anyway? Lucky for you, there are plenty of rodeos throughout the year. Whether you are looking for local rodeos in small towns or some of the biggest rodeos in the US, we have compiled a list of the best rodeos in the USA.

Rodeo Calendar 2020

Single rodeo events and large jamborees take place across the United States throughout the year. Buckle up your cowboy boots and get ready for these rodeos comin’ to town!

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo – Mid January to early February

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the best rodeos in America, drawing crowds of nearly 900,000 to the stands at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. This annual event features 36 main events and exhibits more than 3,770 classes of horses and livestock. The wide variety of events as well as the number of animals showcased truly makes this one of the biggest rodeos in the US.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – May

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is every cowboy’s paradise. This action-packed event features concert performances, a carnival, and of course, the main event – a rodeo! Beyond the entertainment, though, this is one of the best rodeos in the US because this family-friendly rodeo also aims to educate the youth as well as showcase Western heritage within the community.

Prescott Frontier Days: The World’s Oldest Rodeo – July

With over 180 years under their cowboy belts, Prescott Frontier Days is most famously known as the “World’s Oldest Rodeo,” which also makes it one of the best rodeos in America. This week-long event features eight world-class rodeo performances. Get there early and enjoy some local shopping, great food, and cowboy crafts with the family. This family-friendly rodeo has a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Caldwell Night Rodeo – Mid-August

Held in the Boise metro area, the stadium comes alive at the Caldwell Night Rodeo. More than 40,000 eager cowboys fill the stands during this annual 5-day rodeo event, ready to feast their eyes on the big draw at one of the best rodeos in America. For over 95 years, cowboys have gathered in Idaho’s Treasure Valley to witness one of the largest and longest-running events in Canyon County. If you are a professional rodeo cowboy looking for a good time, then be sure to head to the Caldwell Night Rodeo.

Florence Junior Parade – November

The Florence Junior Parade is one of the best rodeos in America for the young’uns. With well over eighty years in the rodeo industry, the Florence Junior Parade brings forward hundreds of future PRCA cowboys and cowgirls. These young rodeo cowboys compete in events such as team roping, bull riding, and breakaway riding. This is the perfect family-friendly rodeo for families with young children.

National Finals Rodeo – December

The National Finals Rodeo is a cowboy’s sanctuary, a place where the Wild West is unleashed for a 10-day event that happens every year in December. Famously known as the “Super Bowl” of rodeos, this Las Vegas event is a can’t-miss for passionate rodeo fans. At the National Finals Rodeo, cowboys compete in 7 main events including steer wrestling, team roping, and bareback riding. Stetson Wright of Arlington, Texas won two world titles at the 2020 Wrangler NFR event.

Sheplers Western Wear Style for Your Next Rodeo

Make sure you are fully prepared for rodeo season this year. Sheplers has a history of outfitting cowboys and their horses for decades and we haven’t stopped. We offer everything you need to dress the part of a cowboy or cowgirl, from Western dresses and skirts for the ladies to work boots and denim for men. Whether you take style inspiration from Blake Shelton or Luke Combs, we have just the cowboy hat for you as well.

Get ready for your next rodeo with the help of our online western wear store.

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