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Bozeman Roundup Ranch Rodeo
July 24 @ 7:00pm
Giddy up! Rodeo rides back into the Treasure State
Rodeo season is bucking back into Montana for our first real summer post-pandemic. Here’s a look at a few of the exciting area gatherings.
The Livingston Roundup Rodeo will once again be held July 2nd–4th at Park County Fairgrounds nightly at 8pm. Top hands compete in saddle bronc, bareback, team roping, tie down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, and barrel racing. Visit www.livingstonroundup.com for tickets and additional information.
The Ennis 4th of July Rodeo will be held at 7pm on July 3rd and 4th at the Ennis Rodeo Grounds. Enjoy two days of NRA-sanctioned rodeo featuring the top cowboys and cowgirls from the northwest in both rough stock and timed events. As always, the annual Fourth of July parade begins at 10am, following a route through historic Downtown Ennis and featuring horses, floats, marching bands, and classic cars. Learn more at www.ennischamber.com.
Don’t miss the best small town weekend around with the Three Forks NRA Rodeo to be held July 16th and 17th at 7pm each night. Kick off the weekend early with a Thursday night concert featuring Levi Blom at the arena starting at 7pm. Get to town early and enjoy a kids’ stick horse derby and farmers’ market in Railway Park from 4–7pm. Friday is Family Night when kids get in free with a donation to Headwaters Area Food Bank at the door. More details at www.threeforksrodeo.com.
During the Big Sky Country State Fair, the Bozeman Roundup Ranch Rodeo will take place July 24th at Anderson Arena at 7pm. Ranch Rodeo reflects today’s true working cowboy from the big open, the events packed full of excitement representing work done on the ranch: Wild Cow Milking, Team Branding, Trailer Loading, Team Sorting, Ranch Bronc Riding, Team Doctoring, and Hide Race. Rodeo events are included with fair admission. Get tickets at www.406statefair.com.
The event of the summer is coming back to Town Center with the Big Sky PBR event July 22nd–24th at 7pm. This series attracts many of the top bull riders in the world to one of Big Sky’s biggest weekends. Thousands of fans are expected to attend the three-day bull riding tournament, which also features live music, art auction, mutton bustin’, and more. Head over to www.bigskypbr.com for more.
Finally, the Bozeman Stampede PRCA Rodeo returns to the Gallatin Fairgrounds August 5th–7th at 7pm. This year’s event will bring back all favorites – the big screen, the always impressive opening and closing ceremonies, great cowboys and cowgirls, and the fan-favorite Bull Scramble with a cash prize for each lucky contestant. Other events will include bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing, team roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding, ladies breakaway, and junior events. Check out the event at www.bozemanstampede.com. •