July 1 – July 7, 2024  |




JULY 1 – JULY 7, 2024

Rodeo 101

First time at the rodeo? Prepare for an unforgettable experience! Rodeos have been thrilling crowds since the 1800s. Across the country, people have enjoyed watching everyday ranch skills transformed into high-level competition.

Contestants tackle daring feats and prove their grit to tame the wild west by displaying courage and grit. The rodeo experience at Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. is as exciting as it is unique! Learn what to expect between the roping and the rodeo action!

Since 1888, this traditional event has occurred annually over the 4th of July weekend with eight breath-taking performances.

Presented by Coors

Mutton Bustin’

Grand Entry

This pageantry is the kick-off to our rodeo performances with over 70 mounted-riders, many carrying flags representing sponsors, enter the arena in a serpentine style. The grand entry is used to introduce some of the competitors, officials, and sponsors and has been a tradition since 1920.

Timed and Judged Events:

The World’s Oldest Rodeo® is endorsed by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and proudly presents the following rodeo events during each performance.

Wild Horse Race


Bareback Riding

Tie-Down Roping

Breakaway Roping

Saddle Bronc Riding

Team Roping

Barrel Racing

Bull Riding

The Rodeo Experience doesn’t stop with these performances, check out the Specialty Acts take a part on our annual event.